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) pushed the Health Care sector higher today making it today's featured health care winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, WellCare Health Plans rose $1.34 (2.0%) to $67.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 432,297 shares of WellCare Health Plans exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 563,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.47-$67.29 after having opened the day at $65.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.72. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were:
), up 25.4%,
), up 22.4%,
), up 16.9% and
), up 16.4%.
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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs in the United States. WellCare Health Plans has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 34.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate WellCare Health Plans a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
WellCare Health Plans
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full WellCare Health Plans Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
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), down 41.8%,
), down 30.2% and
), down 26.1% , were all laggards within the health care sector with
) being today's health care sector laggard.
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