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Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Analyst RN reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.00.

A number of research firms have recently commented on HWAY. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Healthways from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Dougherty & Co upgraded shares of Healthways from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. Finally, analysts at Noble Financial reiterated a “positive” rating on shares of Healthways in a research note on Thursday, June 19th.

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) traded up 0.52% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $17.28. 1,883 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Healthways has a 1-year low of $9.59 and a 1-year high of $22.20. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.17 and a 200-day moving average of $16.67. The company’s market cap is $610.8 million.

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $180.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $179.53 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.03) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Healthways will post $0.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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