ValuEngine Lowers WellCare (WCG) to Hold

Federico Mansilla
May 16, 2018

Loomis Sayles And Com Lp owns 117,713 shares or 0.05% of their USA portfolio. Koch reported 2,913 shares. Gam Hldg Ag has 16,200 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Putnam Limited Liability Company reported 0.04% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. One National Association accumulated 0.15% or 10,741 shares. Acadian Asset Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.60 million shares. Campbell And Inv Adviser Ltd holds 0.21% or 1,429 shares. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Llc acquired 65,692 shares as Gaslog Ltd Com Usd0.01 (GLOG)'s stock declined 24.18%. OppenheimerFunds Inc. lifted its stake in WellCare by 106.6% in the first quarter. Sei Invests has 0.01% invested in WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Rock Springs Capital Management Lp decreased its stake in Wellcare Health Plans Inc (WCG) by 32.15% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company reported $2.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.95 by $0.52. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.45 billion, a PE ratio of 25.52, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.89.

Wellcare Health Plans Inc (NYSE:WCG) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. About 243,869 shares traded.

Fort L.P. holds 7.34% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. for 155,285 shares. It has outperformed by 25.44% the S&P500. Evergreen Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of WellCare in the first quarter valued at $240,000. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of WellCare by 0.6% in the 4th quarter.

Analysts await WellCare Health Plans, Inc. GasLog had 38 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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Over the past five trading sessions shares of ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) are 2.58%; 10.69% for the month; 8.9% for the last quarter; 23.17% for the past six-months; and 53.24% for the last 12 months. WCG's profit will be $134.26M for 18.01 P/E if the $3.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.47 actual EPS reported by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.46 % EPS growth. WellCare is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BioTelemetry, indicating that it is now the more affordable of the two stocks.

(NYSE:WCG) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: "Aetna (AET) Trump Proposal Unlikely To Impact Managed Care - Cantor Fitzgerald" on May 14, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: "How Tampa Bay's startup community compares to the rest of the world" published on May 07, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: "Why Kiran Patel is backing a Tampa company developing cancer treatments" on May 02, 2018. More interesting news about WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

More important recent GasLog Ltd. (NYSE:GLOG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "GasLog's (GLOG) CEO Paul Wogan on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" on May 04, 2018, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: "Breakfast Technical Briefing on Shipping Stocks - Eagle Bulk Shipping, Euronav, GasLog, and Navios Maritime ...", Globenewswire.com published: "Gaslog Ltd". Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating WellCare Health Plans, 6 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold".

Ratings analysis reveals 75% of WellCare Health Plans's analysts are positive. The stock of WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Shares of WCG stock traded up $2.68 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $217.45. Jefferies maintained WellCare Health Plans, Inc. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, May 2. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, December 18 by Cantor Fitzgerald. (NYSE:WCG) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, March 16 by Bank of America. Kepos Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.07% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, November 20 report. WellCare has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $222.14. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Wednesday, February 7 by Morgan Stanley. Jefferies maintained the shares of WCG in report on Friday, January 12 with "Hold" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Cowen & Co.

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