SunTrust Banks Weighs in on Evolent Health Inc’s FY2017 Earnings (EVH)

Evolent Health Inc (NYSE:EVH) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks decreased their FY2017 EPS estimates for shares of Evolent Health in a research note issued on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks analyst S. Draper now expects that the technology company will earn ($0.55) per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of ($0.51). SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Evolent Health’s Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.02) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.12) EPS and FY2019 earnings at ($0.03) EPS.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the company. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Evolent Health in a report on Sunday, December 3rd. Leerink Swann set a $25.00 price target on Evolent Health and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, November 18th. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded Evolent Health from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Evolent Health in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Evolent Health from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.00.

Shares of Evolent Health (NYSE:EVH) opened at $12.90 on Friday. Evolent Health has a 1-year low of $10.30 and a 1-year high of $27.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 3.34 and a current ratio of 3.34.

Evolent Health (NYSE:EVH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The technology company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $107.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $104.49 million. Evolent Health had a negative return on equity of 5.05% and a negative net margin of 15.86%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 79.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.26) earnings per share.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. grew its stake in Evolent Health by 280.3% in the 3rd quarter. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. now owns 158,705 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $2,925,000 after purchasing an additional 116,975 shares during the period. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA grew its stake in Evolent Health by 32.6% in the 3rd quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA now owns 426,764 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $7,596,000 after purchasing an additional 104,876 shares during the period. Highbridge Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Evolent Health in the 3rd quarter valued at $366,000. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors LLC grew its stake in Evolent Health by 58.6% in the 3rd quarter. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors LLC now owns 19,625 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $349,000 after purchasing an additional 7,250 shares during the period. Finally, Sectoral Asset Management Inc grew its stake in Evolent Health by 22.5% in the 3rd quarter. Sectoral Asset Management Inc now owns 652,680 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $11,618,000 after purchasing an additional 119,868 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.38% of the company’s stock.

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Evolent Health Company Profile

Evolent Health, Inc is engaged in healthcare delivery and payment. The Company supports health systems and physician organizations in their migration toward value-based care and population health management. The Company provides an end-to-end, technology-enabled services platform for providers. The Company’s platform, powered by its technology, processes and integrated services, enables providers to migrate their economic orientation from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to payment models that reward value-based payment models.

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