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eHealth Inc. (EHTH) Review – Making Smarter Decisions

346 institutions hold shares in eHealth Inc. (EHTH), with 1.21M shares held by insiders accounting for 4.66% while institutional investors hold 120.01% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 26.59M, and float is at 24.79M with Short Float at 9.68%. Institutions hold 114.42% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 3.99 million shares valued at $281.54 million. The investor’s holdings represent 15.38% of the EHTH Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with 2.24 million shares valued at $157.95 million to account for 8.63% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are FMR, LLC which holds 2.16 million shares representing 8.34% and valued at over $152.75 million, while Ruffer LLP holds 5.58% of the shares totaling 1.45 million with a market value of $102.22 million.

eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) is -0.65% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $47.84 and a high of $137.49 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The EHTH stock was last observed hovering at around $71.23 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.08% off its average median price target of $75.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 29.85% off the consensus price target high of $100.00 offered by 13 analysts, but current levels are -49.26% lower than the price target low of $47.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $70.15, the stock is -0.75% and 8.14% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.48 million and changing -1.52% at the moment leaves the stock -2.85% off its SMA200. EHTH registered -35.71% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -6.47%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $68.94 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $69.30.

The stock witnessed a -2.73% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -10.29%, and is 5.30% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.46% over the week and 3.74% over the month.

eHealth Inc. (EHTH) has around 1960 employees, a market worth around $1.80B and $582.80M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 49.51 and Fwd P/E is 17.19. Profit margin for the company is 7.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 46.63% and -48.98% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (5.30%).

eHealth Inc. (EHTH) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for eHealth Inc. (EHTH) is a “Overweight”. 13 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.40, where 6 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 7 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

eHealth Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 07/29/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.17 with sales reaching $95.95M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -38.30% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 17.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 8.10% in year-over-year returns.

eHealth Inc. (EHTH) Insider Activity

A total of 11 insider transactions have happened at eHealth Inc. (EHTH) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 5 and purchases happening 6 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Oliver Jack L III, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that Oliver Jack L III sold 4,077 shares of the company’s common stock on Oct 27 at a price of $74.41 per share for a total of $0.3 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 38413.0 shares.

eHealth Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Aug 07 that Morelock Phillip A (Chief Digital Officer) bought a total of 950 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Aug 07 and was made at $78.29 per share for $74376.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 30376.0 shares of the EHTH stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 05, Flanders Scott N (Chief Executive Officer) acquired 32,752 shares at an average price of $73.63 for $2.41 million. The insider now directly holds 703,024 shares of eHealth Inc. (EHTH).

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eHealth Inc. (EHTH): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) that is trading 76.67% up over the past 12 months. Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) is 44.13% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -0.84% from the last report on Apr 14, 2021 to stand at a total of 2.4 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 4.09.

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