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Shares of Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the company, Stock Ratings News reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $17.00.

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) opened at 17.46 on Wednesday. Healthways has a one year low of $9.59 and a one year high of $22.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $17.20 and its 200-day moving average is $16.72. The company’s market cap is $617.1 million.

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (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 previous year, the company posted ($0.03) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter 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.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on HWAY shares. 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, 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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