Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) Stock Price

Media stories about Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Health Insurance Innovations earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3968352069213 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Shares of HIIQ stock opened at $29.30 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $515.39, a PE ratio of 19.15 and a beta of 0.42. Health Insurance Innovations has a fifty-two week low of $12.65 and a fifty-two week high of $37.38.

Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $69.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $59.93 million. Health Insurance Innovations had a net margin of 7.14% and a return on equity of 21.27%. Health Insurance Innovations’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Health Insurance Innovations will post 1.95 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on HIIQ shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Health Insurance Innovations from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Health Insurance Innovations from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 25th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Health Insurance Innovations from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Health Insurance Innovations in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective (up from $38.00) on shares of Health Insurance Innovations in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $42.62.

In other Health Insurance Innovations news, insider Sheldon Wang sold 11,232 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total transaction of $280,800.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 137,769 shares in the company, valued at $3,444,225. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders have sold 67,464 shares of company stock worth $1,901,800 over the last quarter. Insiders own 30.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Health Insurance Innovations

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc operates as a cloud-based technology platform and distributor of individual and family health insurance plans, and supplemental products in the United States. It offers short-term medical plans that provides three months of health insurance coverage with various deductible and copay levels; health benefit insurance plans, which offer daily cash benefit for hospital treatment and doctor office visits, as well as accidental injury and death or dismemberment benefits; and supplemental insurance products, including pharmacy benefit cards, dental plans, vision plans, cancer/critical illness plans, deductible and gap protection plans, and life insurance policies.

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