Healthequity (HQY) Given New $49.00 Price Target at Robert W. Baird
Healthequity (NASDAQ:HQY) had its price target increased by Robert W. Baird from $48.00 to $49.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. Robert W. Baird currently has a neutral rating on the stock.
Several other research firms have also issued reports on HQY. BidaskClub lowered shares of Healthequity from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on shares of Healthequity from $52.00 to $51.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthequity from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Chardan Capital lifted their price objective on shares of Healthequity from $58.00 to $62.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Healthequity in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $56.67.
Shares of Healthequity (NASDAQ HQY) opened at $51.29 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $3,111.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 73.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 1.70. Healthequity has a 52 week low of $37.62 and a 52 week high of $55.31.
In related news, VP Darcy G. Mott sold 9,500 shares of Healthequity stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.91, for a total value of $455,145.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 96,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,623,315. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Delano Ladd sold 26,405 shares of Healthequity stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.32, for a total transaction of $1,143,864.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 16,692 shares in the company, valued at approximately $723,097.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 371,426 shares of company stock worth $18,749,703 in the last quarter. Insiders own 29.00% of the company’s stock.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in HQY. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Healthequity by 12.6% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 89,972 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,483,000 after purchasing an additional 10,079 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its holdings in shares of Healthequity by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 159,277 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,937,000 after purchasing an additional 7,622 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Healthequity by 24.3% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 28,342 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,412,000 after purchasing an additional 5,544 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in shares of Healthequity by 14.1% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 662,459 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,010,000 after purchasing an additional 81,665 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Healthequity by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,237,298 shares of the company’s stock worth $211,145,000 after purchasing an additional 122,061 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.20% of the company’s stock.
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Healthequity Company Profile
HealthEquity, Inc provides a range of solutions for managing healthcare accounts (Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)) for health plans, insurance companies and third-party administrators. The Company is engaged in technology-enabled services platforms that allow consumers to make healthcare saving and spending decisions.
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