Wall Street analysts forecast that Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:TVTY) will post $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Healthways’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.35 and the highest is $0.37. Healthways reported earnings of $0.30 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 20%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, November 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Healthways will report full-year earnings of $1.53 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.51 to $1.56. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $1.66 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.59 to $1.74. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Healthways.

Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. Healthways had a return on equity of 29.81% and a net margin of 17.30%. The firm had revenue of $138.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $138.15 million. The firm’s revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

TVTY has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Healthways from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. ValuEngine raised Healthways from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. UBS AG boosted their target price on Healthways from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Barrington Research boosted their target price on Healthways from $35.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald boosted their target price on Healthways from $34.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Healthways has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.88.

In other news, insider Mary Flipse sold 1,340 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.32, for a total transaction of $50,008.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 75,187 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,805,978.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Glenn Hargreaves sold 21,105 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.00, for a total value of $801,990.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 59,077 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,244,926. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 1,809,913 shares of company stock valued at $68,582,025 over the last ninety days. 8.42% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of TVTY. Vanguard Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter worth about $135,544,000. BlackRock Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter worth about $123,015,000. North Tide Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter worth about $72,750,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter worth about $70,660,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter worth about $34,618,000.

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Shares of Healthways (NASDAQ TVTY) opened at 38.60 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $38.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $34.53. Healthways has a 12 month low of $19.25 and a 12 month high of $41.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.39 and a beta of 0.41.

Healthways Company Profile

Tivity Health, Inc, formerly Healthways, Inc, is focused targeted population health for those aged 50 and older. The Company offers three programs: SilverSneakers senior fitness, Prime fitness and WholeHealth Living. The SilverSneakers senior fitness program is offered to members of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Group Retiree plans.

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