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WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) CFO Peter Anevski sold 40,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.86, for a total value of $1,914,400.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 54,233 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,595,591. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Raymond James reiterated a “strong-buy” rating on shares of WebMD Health Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $54.00. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 2nd. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. WebMD Health Corp. presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $57.00.

Shares of WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) opened at 49.75 on Wednesday. WebMD Health Corp. has a 1-year low of $28.03 and a 1-year high of $53.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $49.60 and a 200-day moving average of $45.38. The company has a market cap of $1.896 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 72.44.

WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 5th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $140.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $139.95 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 up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that WebMD Health Corp. will post $0.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications.

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