Cantor Fitzgerald Lowers Envision Healthcare Corporation (EVHC) to Neutral

Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded shares of Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:EVHC) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research report report published on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $30.00 target price on the stock.

“3Q17 weak, 2017-18 outlook dims. EVHC’s revenue was in line with our expectations, as was its ambulatory services business, but Physician Services earnings were 5-10% below our estimates, partly because of hurricanes in September, but also disappointing utilization and slower new business development.”,” the firm’s analyst commented.

A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on EVHC. Zacks Investment Research raised Envision Healthcare Corporation from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Mizuho lowered their target price on Envision Healthcare Corporation from $65.00 to $57.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub lowered Envision Healthcare Corporation from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Envision Healthcare Corporation in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $55.00 target price on Envision Healthcare Corporation and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Sunday, October 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $49.21.

Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE EVHC) traded down $0.99 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $27.04. The company had a trading volume of 4,795,013 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,320,000. The company has a current ratio of 3.01, a quick ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.41, a P/E/G ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 0.69. Envision Healthcare Corporation has a 1 year low of $26.56 and a 1 year high of $74.75.

Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:EVHC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.03 billion. Envision Healthcare Corporation had a positive return on equity of 4.88% and a negative net margin of 6.39%. Envision Healthcare Corporation’s revenue was up 142.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.13 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Envision Healthcare Corporation will post 3.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Envision Healthcare Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Monday, September 18th that allows the company to buyback $250.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 4.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EVHC. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its position in Envision Healthcare Corporation by 24.3% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 2,096 shares of the company’s stock worth $130,000 after acquiring an additional 410 shares during the period. LMR Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Envision Healthcare Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $205,000. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Envision Healthcare Corporation by 54.5% in the 1st quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. now owns 3,401 shares of the company’s stock valued at $209,000 after acquiring an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ bought a new position in shares of Envision Healthcare Corporation in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $229,000. Finally, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. raised its stake in shares of Envision Healthcare Corporation by 11.1% in the 2nd quarter. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. now owns 3,668 shares of the company’s stock valued at $230,000 after acquiring an additional 367 shares in the last quarter.

About Envision Healthcare Corporation

Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc, formerly CDRT Holding Corporation, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, provides physician-led medical services in the United States. It operates in two segments: EmCare Holdings, Inc (EmCare) and American Medical Response, Inc (AMR). Its EmCare segment is a provider of integrated facility-based and post-acute care physician services to healthcare facilities in the United States.

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