Wellcare Health Plans Inc (NYSE:WCG) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

The Ellington Management Group Llc holds 9,500 shares with $1.30M value, up from 2,900 last quarter. Rice Energy Inc now has $5.86B valuation. About shares traded. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since September 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 43.22% the S&P500.

WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG) last announced its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The ratio is positive, as 159 institutional investors opened new or increased stock positions, while 132 trimmed and sold stakes in Wellcare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE:WCG) for 43,016 shares. About shares traded. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. The stock decreased 1.00% or $2.38 during the last trading session, reaching $234.62. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. has a 12-month low of $109.74 and a 12-month high of $184.88. It has outperformed by 64.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.23, from 0.85 in 2016Q3. 84 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. Capital Finance Advisers Limited Com reported 43,959 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Hennessy Advsrs holds 1.26% or 309,300 shares. The total value of its holdings increased 7.9%. The SI to Wellcare Health Plans Incorporated's float is 3.68%. Virtus Advisers Incorporated holds 0.45% or 37,746 shares. (NYSE:HBI). Cipher Lp holds 94,590 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Its up 13.93% from 1.43 million shares previously. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 154,334 shares. (NYSE:HBI). Baldwin Brothers Ma stated it has 0.01% in Hanesbrands Inc. Citigroup reported 0% stake.

Gmt Capital Corp holds 0.93% of its portfolio in FTD Companies Inc for 1.87 million shares. (NYSE:WCG) on Friday, November 11 to "Neutral" rating. Therefore 29% are positive. Visa Inc. had 65 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of WAT in report on Monday, July 10 to "Hold" rating. The stock has "Hold" rating by Williams Capital Group on Monday, November 7. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Monday, May 16 by Barclays Capital. FBR Capital maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) on Friday, July 24 with "Mkt Perform" rating. As per Monday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

11/11/2016 - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. was upgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Credit Suisse. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $119.42. Citigroup maintained the shares of RICE in report on Monday, September 14 with "Neutral" rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) on Thursday, January 28 with "Buy" rating. Short shares increased 131,894 over that timeframe. It also upped Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) stake by 8.42 million shares and now owns 8.58 million shares. As of December 31, 2016, it operated Medicaid health plans in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and SC. TheStreet upgraded the shares of WCG in report on Thursday, July 23 to "Buy" rating.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "WellCare Health Plans, Inc". (NYSE:WCG) earned "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, August 24. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. (NYSE:WCG) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, February 22 by JP Morgan. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, December 16. Westpac holds 0% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on WellCare Health Plans in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $147 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q4 2016. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.51. It is negative, as 35 investors sold WCG shares while 97 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Jefferies Group LLC raised their target price on WellCare Health Plans from $142.00 to $170.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. (NYSE:WCG). Sg Americas Secs owns 11,769 shares. 2,512 were accumulated by Syntal Capital Prtnrs Lc. Amalgamated Commercial Bank holds 8,409 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Gideon Cap Advisors reported 13,151 shares. Cap Fund Management has invested 0.01% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Pinebridge LP holds 53,202 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Capstone Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Co owns 15,328 shares. Parametrica Management holds 0.23% or 1,700 shares.

Short traders are feeling a little more bearish lately if you take note of the uptick in short interest. (NYSE:WCG). 13,340 were accumulated by Ameritas Inv Partners. (NYSE:WCG). Blackrock Gru Ltd stated it has 0.01% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) or 47,575 shares.

Ellington Management Group Llc decreased Nutri Sys Inc New (NASDAQ:NTRI) stake by 15,400 shares to 9,900 valued at $343,000 in 2016Q4. Marshall Wace Llp, United Kingdom-based fund reported 4,077 shares. (NYSE:WCG) for 181,431 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $4.86 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $175.44, for a total value of $350,880.00. Asher Andrew Lynn sold 7,314 shares worth $1.28 million. The insider Polen Michael Robert sold $1.02 million. (NYSE:WCG) was sold by Meyer Michael Troy. $843,720 worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) was sold by GLIMCHER LAURIE H M.D. Cassis Eugene G had sold 3,000 shares worth $533,430 on Friday, May 26. WellCare Health Plans had a return on equity of 14.91% and a net margin of 1.66%. Shares for $860,445 were sold by Campos Roel C on Thursday, March 16. Balchem Corp (NASDAQ:BCPC) was reduced too.

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