WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD) EPS Estimated At $0.27, Royce Value Trust (RVT) Shorts Lowered By 62.95%

April 21, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Royce Value Trust Incorporated (NYSE:RVT) had a decrease of 62.95% in short interest. RVT’s SI was 29,900 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 62.95% from 80,700 shares previously. With 253,600 avg volume, 0 days are for Royce Value Trust Incorporated (NYSE:RVT)’s short sellers to cover RVT’s short positions. The stock increased 1.56% or $0.22 on April 20, reaching $14.34. About shares traded. Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT) has risen 16.78% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.95% the S&P500.

Analysts expect WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) to report $0.27 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 25.00% from last quarter’s $0.36 EPS. WBMD’s profit would be $10.34M giving it 49.07 P/E if the $0.27 EPS is correct. After having $0.73 EPS previously, WebMD Health Corp.’s analysts see -63.01% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $53. About shares traded. WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) has risen 0.78% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.04% the S&P500.

Royce Value Trust, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end investment company. The company has market cap of $1.16 billion. The Fund invests primarily in small-cap securities. It has a 4.34 P/E ratio. The Fund’s portfolio of investments includes industrials, financials, information technology, materials, healthcare, consumer discretionary, energy, consumer staples, real estate and telecommunication services.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.38, from 1.22 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 11 investors sold Royce Value Trust Inc shares while 32 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 19.20 million shares or 0.01% less from 19.20 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Laurion Cap Mngmt L P reported 87,835 shares. Bulldog Limited Liability, New Jersey-based fund reported 118,300 shares. Shaker Fincl Svcs Ltd Llc reported 0.45% of its portfolio in Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT). Wells Fargo & Mn reported 1.15 million shares stake. North Star Invest stated it has 0.01% in Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT). Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Com reported 229,942 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Trust Department Mb Bancshares N A owns 4,028 shares. Weiss Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership has 0.05% invested in Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT) for 24,510 shares. 5,746 were reported by Pnc Serv Group Inc. Bartlett And Co Ltd Liability, a Ohio-based fund reported 9,063 shares. Clough Cap Partners Limited Partnership accumulated 0.02% or 22,241 shares. 10,500 were reported by Hollencrest Ltd Liability. M&T Bank & Trust Corporation holds 18,736 shares. Karpus reported 83,831 shares. Landscape Limited Liability invested 0.25% in Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT).

Since December 7, 2016, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $20,353 activity. 1,500 Royce Value Trust Inc (NYSE:RVT) shares with value of $20,353 were bought by DENNEEN JOHN E.

WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services. The company has market cap of $2.03 billion. The Firm provides its services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals through its Websites, mobile applications and health-focused publications. It has a 28.25 P/E ratio. Advertisers and sponsors use The WebMD Health Network to reach and engage healthcare professionals and clients who are interested in healthy living, wellness, diseases and conditions, and other health-related topics.

Among 11 analysts covering WebMD Health (NASDAQ:WBMD), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. WebMD Health had 23 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, January 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 12 by SunTrust. On Friday, June 3 the stock rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral” on Friday, February 17. As per Wednesday, November 2, the company rating was downgraded by Mizuho. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, May 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy”. The stock of WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, March 15 by Cowen & Co. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, January 30 report. SunTrust maintained WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) rating on Thursday, October 6. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $72 target.

Since November 17, 2016, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 insider sales for $22.32 million activity. WYGOD MARTIN J also sold $5.07M worth of WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) on Monday, December 5. ADLER MARK J MD had sold 19,029 shares worth $1.02M. 20,000 shares were sold by SMITH JOSEPH E, worth $1.07 million. The insider Vuori Kristiina MD sold 1,561 shares worth $82,753. Another trade for 13,888 shares valued at $734,120 was sold by KELLER JEROME C. Another trade for 38,916 shares valued at $2.08M was sold by MANNING JAMES V. $775,519 worth of WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) shares were sold by TROTMAN STANLEY S JR.

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