How Will WebMD Health (WBMD) Stock Respond In After-Market Trading?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- WebMD Health (WBMD) shares are down slightly, -0.09% to $4.05, in after-market trading following the release of the company's first quarter earnings report on Wednesday.

The company posted revenue of $133.8 million, a year over year quarterly increase of 19%, beating analysts consensus estimates of $132.36 million.

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The company posted net income of 6.3 million, or 15 cents per diluted share in the quarter, beating analysts estimates by 4 cents.

The company also raised the lower end of its previous full year guidance ranges for revenue, $137 million to $140 million, EBITDA, $35.5 million to $35.7 million, and net income, $7.5 million to $8.5 million.

TheStreet Ratings team rates WEBMD HEALTH CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate WEBMD HEALTH CORP (WBMD) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk."

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