NASDAQ:BNFT - Benefitfocus Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $53.95 +0.38 (+0.71 %) (As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$53.57Today's Range$53.22 - $54.2552-Week Range$21.75 - $55.44Volume142,117 shsAverage Volume355,032 shsMarket Capitalization$1.68 billionP/E Ratio-68.29Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.19 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Benefitfocus, Inc. provides cloud-based benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers in the United States. It operates through Employer and Carrier segments. The company's products for insurance carriers include Marketplaces, which are online shopping environments; eEnrollment that provides online enrollment for benefits; eBilling, an electronic invoice presentment and payment solution; eExchange, a solution for communication; eSales for carriers and brokers to organize and manage accounts, track leads, generate quotes, and create proposals for products; and Core & Advanced Analytics, a data analytics solution. Its products for employers include Benefitfocus Marketplace that streamlines online enrollment, employee communication, and benefit administration; Communication Portal, an employee engagement portal; BenefitStore, a solution for employees to avail various ancillary benefits; ACA Management and Reporting, a solution for employers to manage ACA compliance; Billing & Payment, an electronic invoice presentment and payment application; Consumer-Directed Healthcare Accounts, a solution for health savings accounts management; and consolidated omnibus budget reconciliation act administration solution. In addition, the company provides professional and customer support services, which include implementation services, such as discovery, configuration, deployment, integration, testing, training, and technical support; HR support services; and video library services. Further, it offers partner offerings, such as RedBrick Health that provides access to customizable health assessments, digital coaching, tracking, and challenges; LifeLock that allows employees to purchase identity theft protection; and SAP SuccessFactors that provides employee performance management solutions, as well as Certified Carrier Programs. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. Receive BNFT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BNFT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Prepackaged software Sub-IndustryN/A SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:BNFT Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.benefitfocus.com Phone843-849-7476Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.87 Quick Ratio0.87Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-68.29 Forward P/E Ratio-46.91 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$256.73 million Price / Sales6.72 Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book Value($1.26) per share Price / Book-42.82Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.79) Net Income$-25,870,000.00 Net Margins-18.61% Return on EquityN/A Return on Assets-23.51%Miscellaneous Employees1,450 Outstanding Shares31,961,000Market Cap$1.68 billion OptionableOptionable Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) Frequently Asked Questions What is Benefitfocus' stock symbol? Benefitfocus trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BNFT." How were Benefitfocus' earnings last quarter? Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The software maker reported ($0.23) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.28) by $0.05. The software maker had revenue of $61 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.91 million. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.06) earnings per share. View Benefitfocus' Earnings History. When is Benefitfocus' next earnings date? Benefitfocus is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Benefitfocus. What guidance has Benefitfocus issued on next quarter's earnings? Benefitfocus updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of ($0.66)-($0.57) for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.62). The company issued revenue guidance of $255.0-258.0 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $256.51 million.Benefitfocus also updated its Q4 guidance to $0.06-0.15 EPS. What price target have analysts set for BNFT? 10 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Benefitfocus' stock. Their predictions range from $29.00 to $61.00. On average, they expect Benefitfocus' stock price to reach $48.70 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Benefitfocus. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Benefitfocus? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Benefitfocus in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Benefitfocus. Has Benefitfocus been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about BNFT stock have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Benefitfocus earned a news sentiment score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the software maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Benefitfocus' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Benefitfocus include Guidewire Software (GWRE), Konami (KNMCY), National Instruments (NATI), HubSpot (HUBS), Momo (MOMO), New Relic (NEWR), Ceridian HCM (CDAY), SolarWinds (SWI), RealPage (RP), LogMeIn (LOGM), Nuance Communications (NUAN), SINA (SINA), Medidata Solutions (MDSO), Alteryx (AYX) and BlackBerry (BB). Who are Benefitfocus' key executives? Benefitfocus' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Raymond Alexander August, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 57)Mr. Jonathon E. Dussault CPA, CFO & Treasurer (Age 46)Mr. Mason R. Holland Jr., Co-Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 54)Mr. Ken Haderer, Exec. VP of Global OperationsMr. James P. Restivo, Chief Technology Officer (Age 58) Who are Benefitfocus' major shareholders? Benefitfocus' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Peregrine Capital Management LLC (1.19%) and Virtu Financial LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own Benefitfocus stock include A Lanham Napier, Francis J Pelzer, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, James P Restivo, Jonathon E Dussault and Shawn A Jenkins. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Benefitfocus. Which institutional investors are selling Benefitfocus stock? BNFT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Peregrine Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Benefitfocus company stock in the last year include Francis J Pelzer, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Jonathon E Dussault. View Insider Buying and Selling for Benefitfocus. Which institutional investors are buying Benefitfocus stock? BNFT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virtu Financial LLC. Company insiders that have bought Benefitfocus stock in the last two years include A Lanham Napier and Shawn A Jenkins. View Insider Buying and Selling for Benefitfocus. How do I buy shares of Benefitfocus? Shares of BNFT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Benefitfocus' stock price today? One share of BNFT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.95. How big of a company is Benefitfocus? Benefitfocus has a market capitalization of $1.68 billion and generates $256.73 million in revenue each year. The software maker earns $-25,870,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.79) on an earnings per share basis. Benefitfocus employs 1,450 workers across the globe. What is Benefitfocus' official website? The official website for Benefitfocus is http://www.benefitfocus.com. How can I contact Benefitfocus? Benefitfocus' mailing address is 100 BENEFITFOCUS WAY, CHARLESTON SC, 29492. The software maker can be reached via phone at 843-849-7476 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Benefitfocus (NASDAQ BNFT)Community Ranking: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 367 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 281 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 648MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Benefitfocus and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BNFT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BNFT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Do Tariffs Affect Trade Balances?