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Stock analysts at Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) in a report issued on Wednesday, Analyst Ratings reports. The firm set a “hold” rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 0.65% from the stock’s previous close.

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) traded up 0.48% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $16.89. The stock had a trading volume of 194,793 shares. Healthways has a 52-week low of $9.59 and a 52-week high of $22.20. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $15.70 and a 200-day moving average of $15.02. The company’s market cap is $594.7 million.

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 13th. The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.25. The company had revenue of $169.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $174.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.05 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Healthways will post $0.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on HWAY. Analysts at Dougherty & Co downgraded shares of Healthways from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 14th. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Healthways from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 13th. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.17.

Healthways, Inc provides solutions to help people improve physical, emotional and social well-being. The Company provides specific and personalized interventions for each individual in a population, irrespective of health status, age or payor.

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