Molina Healthcare (MOH) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.09

Media coverage about Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Molina Healthcare earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3464903783468 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Molina Healthcare (NYSE MOH) traded down $1.24 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $74.03. 711,125 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,160,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,230.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -14.05 and a beta of 0.97. Molina Healthcare has a fifty-two week low of $42.56 and a fifty-two week high of $80.74. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06.

Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported ($1.62) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($1.85). Molina Healthcare had a negative net margin of 1.76% and a positive return on equity of 17.76%. The business had revenue of $5.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.95 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.85 earnings per share. Molina Healthcare’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Molina Healthcare will post -3.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Molina Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Molina Healthcare from $68.00 to $89.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Molina Healthcare from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Raymond James Financial reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Molina Healthcare in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group increased their price objective on shares of Molina Healthcare from $64.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $64.25.

In other news, insider Jeff D. Barlow sold 5,224 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.40, for a total transaction of $352,097.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider William Dentino sold 22,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.96, for a total transaction of $1,439,100.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 727,953 shares of company stock worth $52,635,892. Insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare, Inc offers Medicaid-related solutions for low-income families and individuals, and assists government agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. The Company operates through three segments: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions and Other, which includes its Pathways Health and Community Support LLC (Pathways) business.

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