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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

WellCare Health Plans

(NYSE:

WCG

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it traded at $39.43 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $39.16. WellCare Health Plans is changing hands at $39.17 with 210,783 shares traded as of 9:42 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 569,400 shares over the past 30 days.

WellCare Health Plans has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

TheStreet Recommends

industry. Shares are up 27.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services for government-sponsored healthcare programs in the United States. The company offers Medicaid and Medicare plans, including health plans for families, children, aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans.

TheStreet Ratings rates WellCare Health Plans as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full

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