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EPS for WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG) Expected At $1.98; Coca Cola Co (KO)’s Sentiment Is 0.91

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Analysts expect WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) to report $1.98 EPS on May, 1 before the open.They anticipate $0.37 EPS change or 22.98% from last quarter’s $1.61 EPS. WCG’s profit would be $88.58 million giving it 25.31 P/E if the $1.98 EPS is correct. After having $0.32 EPS previously, WellCare Health Plans, Inc.’s analysts see 518.75% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $200.44. About 183,093 shares traded. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) has risen 36.99% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.44% the S&P500.

Coca Cola Co (KO) investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.11, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. The ratio improved, as 616 funds increased or opened new positions, while 674 cut down and sold their stakes in Coca Cola Co. The funds in our database reported: 2.73 billion shares, down from 2.73 billion shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Coca Cola Co in top ten positions decreased from 66 to 63 for a decrease of 3. Sold All: 51 Reduced: 623 Increased: 492 New Position: 124.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs. The company has market cap of $8.97 billion. It operates through three divisions: Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans, and Medicare PDPs. It has a 24.12 P/E ratio. The Medicaid Health Plans segment offers plans for beneficiaries of temporary assistance for needy families, supplemental security income, and aged blind and disabled residents; and other state programs, such as children's health insurance programs for qualifying families who are not eligible for Medicaid, as well as managed long-term care programs for people with chronic illnesses or who have disabilities and need health and long-term care services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 16 investors sold WellCare Health Plans, Inc. shares while 116 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 42.30 million shares or 2.83% less from 43.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stifel Fincl Corp accumulated 0% or 1,877 shares. The New York-based Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.29% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt reported 0.69% stake. 405,575 are owned by Geode Management Limited Com. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc has invested 0.02% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Metropolitan Life Insurance reported 0.04% of its portfolio in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). First Mercantile accumulated 0.19% or 4,744 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Management Ltd Liability Com stated it has 13,110 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mngmt holds 0.08% or 14,442 shares. Oakbrook Invs Ltd Liability has 1,650 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Profund Ltd, Maryland-based fund reported 5,667 shares. Twin Tree Management Limited Partnership has 0% invested in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG). Td Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.01% in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) or 22,200 shares. Cwm Ltd Liability Co owns 44 shares. Zacks Management reported 25,326 shares stake.

Among 19 analysts covering Wellcare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE:WCG), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Wellcare Health Plans Inc. had 50 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Leerink Swann. Jefferies maintained WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) rating on Friday, October 13. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $190 target. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of WCG in report on Tuesday, January 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 9 by Cowen & Co. Jefferies maintained the shares of WCG in report on Friday, August 18 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 1. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, November 10. The stock of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Piper Jaffray.

The stock increased 0.55% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $43.98. About 11.88 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has risen 1.35% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.20% the S&P500.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, makes and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company has market cap of $187.55 billion. The firm primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. It has a 150.62 P/E ratio. The Company’s sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters.

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