Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:MOH) changes shares on Wednesday trading session, with a change of -3.22% or -$5.76 shares. The trading starts at $178.09 and closed at $178.64 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $168.90 and day high was $178.41 on Wednesday, June 24. After the session, the Healthcare sector daily volume shifted to 0.61 million while its average volume is 726.02K. In other hand, the MOH market cap reached to $9.75B. While, its current target price is $172.88 according to WSJ.
Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 2.42% and down -5.90% for month. Its quarterly performance was 32.75% above, while its half year performance is up 26.51%. MOH yearly performance stood at positive 18.94% and rise 27.41% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Molina Healthcare Inc. is 2.20.
Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. MOH EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 11.43. EPS for this year is 9.10%, while for the next year its value is 13.10. Sales growth for the current quarter is 1.89 while its EPS Q/Q reached -2.40%. It has an EPS of 54.80% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 8.00%.
Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on MOH for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 9 of 13 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 4 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 13 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 13, 0 rated it sell, 8 rated it as Buy and 5 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $140.00-$229.00. Average target price for MOH was reached at $195.15.
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Capital World Investors and Blackrock Inc. are the top three holders in Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 5.99 million shares which valued 836.26 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Capital World Investors owned 5.77 million shares which valued at 806.47 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has a total of 5.55 million shares which valued at 775.32 million. In the end, Blackrock Inc. have 9.37% shares outstanding of Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.60%.
The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 11.43. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 10 analysts estimated an average EPS of 3.91, while 3.11 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for MOH published in the report was 2.95-5.23 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 3.11 which is higher than 3.02 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.
A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for MOH rise 23.27% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -0.84% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -1.99%. The moving average value for Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH) is 149.20 and 177.47 for 200 and 50 days respectively.
Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in MOH stock. On May 08, ORLANDO STEVEN J, Director, sold 1,718 trading shares at the cost of $179.38, which valued at 0.31 million. On May 07, ROMNEY RONNA, Director, sold 375 shares at the cost of $183.82, with total shares of 21,430. On May 06, Carruthers Garrey, Director, sold 1,700 shares at the cost of 183.46. After this transaction, Carruthers Garrey total shares reached to 6,065 which valued at 0.31 million.