Molina Healthcare Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (MOH)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 23.5% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $17.77 Thursday and opened today's trading at $21.95.

The average volume for Molina Healthcare has been 869,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Molina Healthcare has a market cap of $1.19 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Molina Healthcare, Inc. provides Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income families and individuals, as well as to assist state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. The company has a P/E ratio of 56, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 54.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Molina Healthcare as a hold. 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 and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Molina Healthcare Ratings Report.

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