Analysts Offer Predictions for Evolent Health Inc’s FY2017 Earnings (EVH)

Evolent Health Inc (NYSE:EVH) – Equities research analysts at William Blair lifted their FY2017 earnings per share estimates for Evolent Health in a research report issued on Wednesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. William Blair analyst R. Daniels now expects that the technology company will post earnings per share of ($0.35) for the year, up from their prior estimate of ($0.58).

EVH has been the topic of a number of other reports. Leerink Swann set a $25.00 target price on shares of Evolent Health and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Evolent Health in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Evolent Health in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Citigroup started coverage on shares of Evolent Health in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Evolent Health from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $28.00.

Shares of Evolent Health (NYSE EVH) traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $14.10. 595,456 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,070,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,090.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.37. Evolent Health has a fifty-two week low of $10.30 and a fifty-two week high of $27.50. The company has a current ratio of 3.34, a quick ratio of 3.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

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

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of EVH. ETF Managers Group LLC purchased a new position in Evolent Health during the second quarter valued at approximately $102,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in Evolent Health by 815.4% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,751 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 4,232 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in Evolent Health during the third quarter valued at approximately $156,000. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in Evolent Health during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $175,000. Finally, IPG Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Evolent Health during the third quarter valued at approximately $195,000. 95.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Evolent Health

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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