2. As of noon trading, WellPoint ( WLP) is up $0.58 (1.1%) to $54.90 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of WellPoint exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.25-$55.20 after having opened the day at $54.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.33. WellPoint, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. The company offers various network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and senior markets. WellPoint has a market cap of $16.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate WellPoint a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates WellPoint as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full WellPoint Ratings Report now.