Molina Healthcare Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (NYSE:MOH)
Shares of Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $47.25.
Shares of Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) opened at 43.89 on Thursday. Molina Healthcare has a 52-week low of $31.10 and a 52-week high of $47.22. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $43.34 and a 200-day moving average of $40.32. The company has a market cap of $2.041 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 193.63.
Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.30. The company had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.34 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.34 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 44.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Molina Healthcare will post $1.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
MOH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Molina Healthcare from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Molina Healthcare in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $35.00. Finally, analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Molina Healthcare in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $35.00.
Molina Healthcare, Inc provides Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of families and individuals and to assist state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program.
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