4. As of noon trading, WellPoint ( WLP) is down $0.47 (-0.6%) to $75.42 on average volume Thus far, 821,022 shares of WellPoint exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.16-$75.94 after having opened the day at $75.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.89.

WellPoint, Inc., a health benefits company, through its subsidiaries, offers network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and senior markets in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Commercial, Consumer, and Other. WellPoint has a market cap of $22.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates WellPoint as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full WellPoint Ratings Report now.

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