NYSE:WCG - WellCare Health Plans Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$238.50 -1.35 (-0.56 %)
(As of 06/19/2018 03:55 PM ET)
Previous Close$239.46
Today's Range$237.42 - $239.51
52-Week Range$162.25 - $243.71
Volume4,569 shs
Average Volume300,195 shs
Market Capitalization$10.75 billion
P/E Ratio27.92
Dividend YieldN/A
WellCare Health Plans logoWellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs. It operates through three segments: Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans, and Medicare 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 for qualifying families who are not eligible for Medicaid. The Medicare Health Plans segment provides Medicare, a federal program that provides eligible persons aged 65 and over, as well as some disabled persons with a range of hospital, medical, and prescription drug benefits; Medicare Advantage, a Medicare's managed care alternative to the original Medicare program, which offers individuals standard Medicare benefits directly through Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and coordinated care plans that are administered through health maintenance organizations and require members to seek health care services and select a primary care physician from a network of health care providers. The Medicare PDPs segment provides Medicare part D PDP plans to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries. Its PDP plans offer national in-network prescription drug coverage, including a preferred pharmacy network. As of December 31, 2017, the company served approximately 4.4 million members in 50 states and the District of Columbia. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.47
Current Ratio1.26
Quick Ratio1.26


Trailing P/E Ratio27.92
Forward P/E Ratio23.22
P/E Growth1.6

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.01 billion
Price / Sales0.63
Cash Flow$11.2288 per share
Price / Cash21.24
Book Value$54.28 per share
Price / Book4.39


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.52
Net Income$373.70 million
Net Margins2.31%
Return on Equity17.99%
Return on Assets4.74%


Outstanding Shares44,760,000

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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company reported $2.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.95 by $0.52. The company earned $4.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.70 billion. WellCare Health Plans had a net margin of 2.31% and a return on equity of 17.99%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.61 EPS. 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 Thursday, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for WellCare Health Plans.

What guidance has WellCare Health Plans issued on next quarter's earnings?

WellCare Health Plans issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $10.00-10.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.82. The company issued revenue guidance of $18.3-18.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $18.78 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WCG?

15 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for WellCare Health Plans' shares. Their forecasts range from $163.00 to $300.00. On average, they expect WellCare Health Plans' stock price to reach $238.8667 in the next year. 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 healthy balance sheet continues to support its operational excellence. The company has also been witnessing revenue growth over the last six years. Following the strong 2017 results, the company raised its guidance for 2018. The company has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings being revised upward in the past 60 days. Although its shares have slightly underperformed the industry in a year’s time, the company’s solid fundamentals are likely to provide further support. However, its rising level of debt hurts the bottom line. Continuous increase in the total expenses also weighs on the margins. The company will release first quarter 2018 results on May 1, 2018." (4/13/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "4Q17 results were solid. Revenue of $4.3 billion was in line with FactSet consensus and our estimate. Favorable prior-year development was $19.6 million. The results included $45.6 million, or $0.64 per share, premium deficiency reserve associated with the company’s new Illinois Medicaid contract. The Illinois PDR was partially offset by continued organic growth and the company’s acquisitions of Universal American, Care 1st Arizona and assets of Phoenix Health Plan. MLR of 88.5% increased 100bps y/y, reflecting the HIF suspension, the effect of Illinois PDR and the acquisition of Universal American. Adjusted EPS of $0.32 were well above consensus of $0.19 and our $0.14 estimate. Due to its focus on profitability, WCG’s net margin improved to 2.25% from 1.9% in 2016. Total membership stood at approximately 4.37 million members. Medicaid membership increased to over 2.7 million people, representing growth of 7% y/y. Medicare organic membership growth was 9% y/y. Management expects mid-single-digit growth in Medicare in 2018." (2/6/2018)

Who are some of WellCare Health Plans' key competitors?

Some companies that are related to WellCare Health Plans include CIGNA (CI), Humana (HUM), Centene (CNC), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Trupanion (TRUP) and Advanzeon Solutions (CHCR).

Who are WellCare Health Plans' key executives?

WellCare Health Plans' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Kenneth Alan Burdick, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Andrew Lynn Asher, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)
  • Mr. Michael Robert Polen, Exec. VP of Medicare & Operations (Age 38)
  • Ms. Kelly Ann Munson, Exec. VP of Medicaid (Age 46)
  • Mr. Michael Paul Radu, Exec. VP of Clinical Operations & Bus. Devel. (Age 50)

Has WellCare Health Plans been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WCG stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WellCare Health Plans earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.58 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are WellCare Health Plans' major shareholders?

WellCare Health Plans' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BLACKROCK INC. (10.20%), BlackRock Inc. (10.17%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.46%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.33%), Millennium Management LLC (1.35%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.92%). Company insiders that own WellCare Health Plans stock include Andrew Lynn Asher, Carol Burt, Darren Ghanayem, Glenn Md Phd Steele Jr, Kelly A Munson, Kenneth A Burdick, Kevin F Hickey, Michael Robert Polen, Michael Troy Meyer, Paul E Weaver, Roel C Campos 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 Natixis, Prudential Financial Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Fort L.P., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. Company insiders that have sold WellCare Health Plans company stock in the last year include Carol Burt, Glenn Md Phd Steele Jr and Kenneth A Burdick. View Insider Buying and Selling for WellCare Health Plans.

Which major investors are buying WellCare Health Plans stock?

WCG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Redmile Group LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Point72 Asset Management L.P.. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is WellCare Health Plans' stock price today?

One share of WCG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $238.50.

How big of a company is WellCare Health Plans?

WellCare Health Plans has a market capitalization of $10.75 billion and generates $17.01 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $373.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.52 on an earnings per share basis. WellCare Health Plans employs 8,900 workers across the globe.

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 (WCG)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  275 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  439 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  714
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 6/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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