1. As of noon trading, WellPoint ( WLP) is down $1.50 (-1.7%) to $85.94 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of WellPoint exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.32-$86.88 after having opened the day at $86.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.44.

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 $26.3 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 43.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate WellPoint a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WellPoint as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full WellPoint Ratings Report now.

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