Health Net Rating Reiterated by Barclays (HNT)
Health Net (NYSE:HNT)‘s stock had its “underweight” rating restated by research analysts at Barclays in a report released on Thursday, AnalystRatings.NET reports. They currently have a $36.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $27.00. Barclays’ price target would indicate a potential downside of 3.77% from the company’s current price.
A number of other firms have also recently commented on HNT. Analysts at Susquehanna raised their price target on shares of Health Net from $40.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Thursday. They now have a “positive” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Bank of America reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Health Net in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $31.00. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Health Net from $28.00 to $30.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $36.91.
Shares of Health Net (NYSE:HNT) traded up 0.51% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $37.60. The stock had a trading volume of 774,854 shares. Health Net has a 1-year low of $25.40 and a 1-year high of $37.88. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $33.52 and its 200-day moving average is $31.6. The company has a market cap of $3.008 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.65.
Health Net (NYSE:HNT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $3.04 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.25 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.62 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Health Net will post $2.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Health Net, Inc is a managed care company that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans.
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