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NYSE:WCG - WellCare Health Plans Stock Price, Forecast & News

-3.49 (-1.10 %)
(As of 12/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $312.49
50-Day Range
MA: $308.11
52-Week Range
Now: $312.49
Volume387,319 shs
Average Volume372,315 shs
Market Capitalization$15.73 billion
P/E Ratio28.33
Dividend YieldN/A
WellCare Health Plans, Inc provides government-sponsored managed care services. The company operates in three segments: Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans, and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs). The Medicaid Health Plans segment offers plans for beneficiaries of temporary assistance for needy families, supplemental security income, and aged blind and disabled residents; and other state-based programs, such as children's health insurance programs and long-term services and supports programs for qualifying families who are not eligible for Medicaid. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$20.41 billion
Cash Flow$13.88 per share
Book Value$84.81 per share


Net Income$439.80 million


Market Cap$15.73 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2020 (Estimated)

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WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is WellCare Health Plans' stock symbol?

WellCare Health Plans trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WCG."

How were WellCare Health Plans' earnings last quarter?

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The company reported $5.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.93 by $1.57. The business earned $7.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.79 billion. WellCare Health Plans had a net margin of 2.34% and a return on equity of 17.00%. The business's revenue was up 41.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $3.33 earnings per share. View WellCare Health Plans' Earnings History.

When is WellCare Health Plans' next earnings date?

WellCare Health Plans is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 4th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for WellCare Health Plans.

What price target have analysts set for WCG?

7 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for WellCare Health Plans' stock. Their forecasts range from $304.00 to $342.00. On average, they expect WellCare Health Plans' share price to reach $320.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for WellCare Health Plans.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for WellCare Health Plans?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WellCare Health Plans in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for WellCare Health Plans.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about WellCare Health Plans stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about WellCare Health Plans stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "WellCare Health’s shares have outperformed its industry in a year’s time. Moreover, the company has witnessed its 2019 and 2020 earnings estimates move upward over the last seven days. The company’s revenues have been growing since 2006, driven by an increase in membership and certain growth strategies. Its organic growth is well complemented with a number of accretive acquisitions and partnerships. Its membership is also likely to grow going forward. A rise in 2019 earnings guidance instills investor’s confidence in the company. However, the company’s rising debt level, having induced high interest expenses, hurts the bottom line. A continuous increase in total expenses due to higher medical and pharmacy costs, selling, general and administrative expenses as well as operating costs also weighs on its margins." (4/18/2019)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We reiterate our Overweight rating on WCG shares and our 12-month price target of $330. Before the open, on Monday, WCG issued 2019 guidance that was above our estimates. The company also reaffirmed its 2018 outlook. At the midpoint of its stated range, 2019 adjusted revenue is expected to increase about 30%. Medicaid and Medicare premium guidance were slightly ahead of our estimates, while Medicare PDP premium revenue was well ahead. The revenue upside was primarily driven by the full year contribution of Meridian (which closed in September 2018). While adjusted EPS guidance was in-line with our estimate, FactSet consensus was above the high end of the range by $0.07. We note that there were some outlier sell-side estimates well above $13.40, which skewed consensus." (12/17/2018)

Has WellCare Health Plans been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about WCG stock has trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. WellCare Health Plans earned a news impact score of -1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for WellCare Health Plans.

Are investors shorting WellCare Health Plans?

WellCare Health Plans saw a drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,940,000 shares, a drop of 6.1% from the November 14th total of 3,130,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 557,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.3 days. Approximately 5.9% of the company's shares are sold short. View WellCare Health Plans' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of WellCare Health Plans' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of WellCare Health Plans own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other WellCare Health Plans investors own include Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), NVIDIA (NVDA), AutoZone (AZO), Netflix (NFLX), American Express (AXP), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Alibaba Group (BABA), Athabasca Oil (ATH), Starbucks (SBUX) and salesforce.com (CRM).

Who are WellCare Health Plans' key executives?

WellCare Health Plans' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Kenneth Alan Burdick, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Andrew Lynn Asher, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Michael Robert Polen, Exec. VP of Medicare & Operations (Age 39)
  • Ms. Anat Hakim, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50)
  • Ms. Kelly Ann Munson, Exec. VP of Medicaid (Age 47)

Who are WellCare Health Plans' major shareholders?

WellCare Health Plans' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.23%), Millennium Management LLC (0.73%), ARP Americas LP (0.51%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.44%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.37%) and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.30%). Company insiders that own WellCare Health Plans stock include Anat Hakim, H James Dallas, Michael Robert Polen, Richard C Breon and Yount Michael. View Institutional Ownership Trends for WellCare Health Plans.

Which major investors are selling WellCare Health Plans stock?

WCG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Retirement Systems of Alabama, State Street Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, SG Americas Securities LLC and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. View Insider Buying and Selling for WellCare Health Plans.

Which major investors are buying WellCare Health Plans stock?

WCG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Maverick Capital Ltd., ARP Americas LP, Squarepoint Ops LLC, GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC., Gabelli Funds LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D and Alberta Investment Management Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for WellCare Health Plans.

How do I buy shares of WellCare Health Plans?

Shares of WCG 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is WellCare Health Plans' stock price today?

One share of WCG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $312.49.

How big of a company is WellCare Health Plans?

WellCare Health Plans has a market capitalization of $15.73 billion and generates $20.41 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $439.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.03 on an earnings per share basis. WellCare Health Plans employs 12,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About WellCare Health Plans.

What is WellCare Health Plans' official website?

The official website for WellCare Health Plans is http://www.wellcare.com/.

How can I contact WellCare Health Plans?

WellCare Health Plans' mailing address is 8735 HENDERSON ROAD RENAISSANCE ONE, TAMPA FL, 33634. The company can be reached via phone at 813-290-6200 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for WellCare Health Plans (NYSE WCG)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  379 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  529 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  908
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WellCare Health Plans and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WCG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WCG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/14/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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