eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) had its target price upped by SunTrust Banks to $150.00 in a research note published on Friday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a positive rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on EHTH. Craig Hallum upgraded PROS from a hold rating to a buy rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $36.00 to $60.00 in a research report on Friday, April 26th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $147.00 target price on Ameriprise Financial and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. First Analysis began coverage on eHealth in a research report on Friday, July 19th. They issued an outperform rating and a $106.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded WhiteHorse Finance from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, July 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on LTC Properties in a research report on Wednesday, July 10th. They issued an underperform rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $105.00.

NASDAQ EHTH opened at $105.84 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 82.12 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 6.03 and a current ratio of 4.12. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $85.51. eHealth has a twelve month low of $22.85 and a twelve month high of $112.22.

eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.53) by $0.47. The company had revenue of $65.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.98 million. eHealth had a return on equity of 7.70% and a net margin of 1.99%. eHealth’s quarterly revenue was up 101.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that eHealth will post 1.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other eHealth news, insider Robert S. Hurley sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.47, for a total transaction of $90,705.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Michael Goldberg sold 8,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total value of $612,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 60,755 shares of company stock worth $4,026,975. Company insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in eHealth by 2.3% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,565,558 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $98,568,000 after acquiring an additional 58,661 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates lifted its position in eHealth by 68.6% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 12,147 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $467,000 after purchasing an additional 4,944 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in eHealth during the 4th quarter valued at about $254,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lifted its position in eHealth by 15.5% during the 4th quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 22,184 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $789,000 after purchasing an additional 2,985 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in eHealth by 6.6% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 727,294 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $27,941,000 after purchasing an additional 44,820 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.62% of the company’s stock.

eHealth Company Profile

eHealth, Inc provides private health insurance exchange services to individuals, families, and small businesses in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Medicare; and Individual, Family and Small Business. Its e-commerce platforms organize and present health insurance information in various formats that enable individuals, families, and small businesses to research, analyze, compare, and purchase a range of health insurance plans.

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