Acxiom (ACXM) EPS Estimated At $0.04; Wellcare Health Plans Has 0.9 Sentiment

October 12, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Analysts expect Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) to report $0.04 EPS on November, 6.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 50.00% from last quarter’s $0.08 EPS. ACXM’s profit would be $3.19 million giving it 154.38 P/E if the $0.04 EPS is correct. After having $0.03 EPS previously, Acxiom Corporation’s analysts see 33.33% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $24.7. About 279,834 shares traded. Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) has risen 34.36% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.66% the S&P500.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. is a managed care company. The company has market cap of $7.62 billion. The Firm focuses on government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs), to families, children, seniors and individuals with medical needs. It has a 29.58 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans and Medicare PDPs.

Fort L.P. holds 6.74% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. for 150,441 shares. Sivik Global Healthcare Llc owns 35,000 shares or 2.3% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hood River Capital Management Llc has 1.82% invested in the company for 146,610 shares. The Maryland-based Rock Springs Capital Management Lp has invested 1.79% in the stock. Dorsey Wright & Associates, a California-based fund reported 23,590 shares.

The stock decreased 1.32% or $2.25 on October 12, reaching $168.31. About 503,999 shares traded or 57.22% up from the average. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG) has risen 80.71% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 64.01% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $3.61 million activity.

Analysts await WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $1.94 earnings per share, up 19.02% or $0.31 from last year’s $1.63 per share. WCG’s profit will be $87.83 million for 21.69 P/E if the $1.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.52 actual earnings per share reported by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.02% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of WellCare’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating WellCare, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $147.0 while the high is $168.0. The stock’s average target of $157.50 is -6.42% below today’s ($168.31) share price. WCG was included in 6 notes of analysts from November 10, 2016. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 4 to “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 11 by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 10 report. As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The company was initiated on Wednesday, April 5 by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.27 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 25 investors sold Acxiom Corporation shares while 48 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 70.20 million shares or 2.12% less from 71.72 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rmb Capital Ltd owns 23,556 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Liability Company has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). Stifel invested 0.01% in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). Quantbot Technologies L P invested 0.02% in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). Deutsche Bancshares Ag reported 0.01% stake. Jupiter Asset Mgmt Ltd has 189,600 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase Commerce stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). Moreover, Brown Advisory Inc has 0.11% invested in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) for 1.43M shares. Blair William And Il stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). Geode Mngmt Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 672,398 shares. Sei Invests holds 226,732 shares. Maryland-based Proshare Advsr Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). Illinois-based Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc has invested 0% in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). Da Davidson Comm holds 5,602 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) for 28,778 shares.

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