WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.35

Headlines about WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WebMD Health Corp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 46.3305770158694 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on WBMD shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. downgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their price target for the company from $60.00 to $66.50 in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $66.50 price target on shares of WebMD Health Corp in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Leerink Swann downgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $60.00 to $66.50 in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.25.

Shares of WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ WBMD) opened at 66.44 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $65.99 and a 200-day moving average of $57.59. WebMD Health Corp has a 12 month low of $48.10 and a 12 month high of $66.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.02 and a beta of 0.79.

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WebMD Health Corp Company Profile

WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services. The Company provides its services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals through its Websites, mobile applications and health-focused publications. Advertisers and sponsors use The WebMD Health Network to reach and engage healthcare professionals and consumers who are interested in healthy living, wellness, diseases and conditions, and other health-related topics.

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