WebMD Health Corporation (WBMD): Today's Featured Technology Loser

WebMD Health Corporation ( WBMD) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology loser. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, WebMD Health Corporation fell 21 cents (-0.9%) to $22.41 on light volume. Throughout the day, 282,110 shares of WebMD Health Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 588,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $22.38-$22.62 after having opened the day at $22.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.62. Other company's within the Technology sector that declined today were: Hoku ( HOKU), down 19.5%, Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), down 18.6%, Ambient Corporation ( AMBT), down 14.8%, and Remark Media ( MARK), down 13.5%.

WebMD Health Corp. provides health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications in the United States. WebMD Health Corporation has a market cap of $1.16 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.8, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 28.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 39.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate WebMD Health Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WebMD Health Corporation as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Bridgeline Digital ( BLIN), up 59.6%, Deltathree ( DDDC), up 33.3%, BOS Better Online Solutions ( BOSC), up 18.7%, and Spire Corporation ( SPIR), up 18.2%, were all gainers within the technology sector with Texas Instruments ( TXN) being today's featured technology sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).
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