Wall Street analysts predict that eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) will report sales of $37.50 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have made estimates for eHealth’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $36.50 million and the highest is $38.80 million. eHealth reported sales of $43.76 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 14.3%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that eHealth will report full-year sales of $37.50 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $170.01 million to $172.30 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post sales of $192.11 million per share, with estimates ranging from $176.96 million to $219.50 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow eHealth.

eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported ($0.98) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.73) by ($0.25). The firm had revenue of $26.62 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.55 million. eHealth had a negative net margin of 11.94% and a negative return on equity of 21.88%. eHealth’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.23) earnings per share.

Several brokerages have recently commented on EHTH. Wells Fargo & Co increased their price objective on eHealth from $18.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. TheStreet lowered eHealth from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Cantor Fitzgerald increased their price objective on eHealth from $21.00 to $27.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on eHealth from $20.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. eHealth currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.33.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of EHTH. Legal & General Group Plc grew its position in eHealth by 10.5% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 31,016 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $584,000 after acquiring an additional 2,939 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its position in eHealth by 92.1% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 7,611 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $143,000 after acquiring an additional 3,650 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its position in eHealth by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 127,571 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,398,000 after acquiring an additional 705 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its position in eHealth by 112.4% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 50,752 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $954,000 after acquiring an additional 26,852 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in eHealth by 30.1% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,516 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $348,000 after acquiring an additional 4,288 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.94% of the company’s stock.

Shares of eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) traded down $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $17.56. The stock had a trading volume of 135,592 shares, compared to its average volume of 171,735. eHealth has a 12-month low of $10.35 and a 12-month high of $28.59.

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About eHealth

eHealth, Inc provides a private online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. The Company is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, a private health insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from various insurers side-by-side, and purchase and enroll in coverage online through its Websites (www.eHealth.com, www.eHealthInsurance.com, www.eHealthMedicare.com, www.Medicare.com and www.PlanPrescriber.com) or telephonically through its customer care centers.

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