Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:TVTY) – Investment analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald upped their FY2017 earnings estimates for Healthways in a research report issued on Monday. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst S. Halper now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $1.60 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.54. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for Healthways’ FY2018 earnings at $1.75 EPS.

A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on TVTY. ValuEngine cut Healthways from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $50.00 target price on Healthways and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Barrington Research upped their price target on Healthways from $35.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target on shares of Healthways in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Healthways from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Healthways has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $44.29.

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Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY) opened at 45.00 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $1.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.27 and a beta of 0.38. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $40.52 and a 200-day moving average of $37.41. Healthways has a 12-month low of $19.25 and a 12-month high of $47.90.

Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $137.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $137.95 million. Healthways had a net margin of 11.45% and a return on equity of 30.23%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis.

In other Healthways news, insider Glenn Hargreaves sold 23,448 shares of Healthways stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.78, for a total value of $885,865.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 62,211 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,350,331.58. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Mary Flipse sold 1,340 shares of Healthways stock in a transaction on Friday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.32, for a total value 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 74,858 shares of company stock valued at $2,847,017. 8.42% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TVTY. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Healthways by 63.5% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 3,502 shares of the company’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 1,360 shares in the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in Healthways by 69.7% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 3,564 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,000 after acquiring an additional 1,464 shares during the last quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in Healthways during the 1st quarter worth $225,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new stake in Healthways during the 1st quarter worth $242,000. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new stake in Healthways during the 1st quarter worth $247,000.

About Healthways

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY)

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