Headlines about Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Molina Healthcare earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1438416022413 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Molina Healthcare, Inc. (MOH) – Lookout Unusual Volume stock – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Insider Selling: Molina Healthcare, Inc. (MOH) Director Sells 62,420 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- John C. Molina Sells 20,741 Shares of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (MOH) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Molina Healthcare, Inc. (MOH) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Active-Investors: Free Post Earnings Research Report: Cigna’s Q4 Results Rose to Outshine Estimates (finanznachrichten.de)
Several research firms have recently issued reports on MOH. BMO Capital Markets reduced their target price on Molina Healthcare from $98.00 to $85.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Molina Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on Molina Healthcare from $103.00 to $91.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of Molina Healthcare in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on Molina Healthcare from $94.00 to $91.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.73.
In other Molina Healthcare news, COO Terry Bayer sold 2,804 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.63, for a total transaction of $256,930.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 70,092 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,422,529.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director J Mario Md Molina sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.52, for a total value of $1,177,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 731,515 shares of company stock valued at $57,842,591. 6.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare, Inc offers Medicaid-related solutions for low-income families and individuals, and assists government agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. The Company operates through three segments: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions and Other, which includes its Pathways Health and Community Support LLC (Pathways) business.
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