Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY) Reaches $74.44 52-Week High; Wellcare Health Plans (WCG) Shorts Down By 14.39%

February 15, 2018 - By Matt Maslow

Wellcare Health Plans Incorporated (NYSE:WCG) had a decrease of 14.39% in short interest. WCG’s SI was 1.29M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 14.39% from 1.51 million shares previously. With 313,500 avg volume, 4 days are for Wellcare Health Plans Incorporated (NYSE:WCG)’s short sellers to cover WCG’s short positions. The SI to Wellcare Health Plans Incorporated’s float is 2.92%. The stock decreased 1.72% or $3.34 during the last trading session, reaching $191.38. About 137,456 shares traded. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) has risen 80.71% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 64.01% the S&P500.

The stock of Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) hit a new 52-week high and has $77.42 target or 4.00% above today’s $74.44 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $2.40 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Feb, 15 by If the $77.42 price target is reached, the company will be worth $96.16M more. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $74.44. About 356,503 shares traded. Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) has risen 9.83% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.87% the S&P500.

Shutterfly, Inc. manufactures and retails personalized services and products primarily in the United States and Canada, as well as in the European Community. The company has market cap of $2.40 billion. The firm operates through Consumer and Shutterfly Business Solutions divisions. It has a 84.59 P/E ratio. It offers a range of personalized photo services and products that enable clients to upload, edit, enhance, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their memories.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.64, from 1.65 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 19 investors sold Shutterfly, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 33.36 million shares or 2.41% more from 32.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Marcato Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 811,609 shares. 135,009 were accumulated by Citigroup. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky owns 10,000 shares. Comerica Savings Bank reported 0.01% stake. Jefferies Grp Lc reported 24,415 shares. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs accumulated 0.01% or 2,984 shares. Primecap Ca holds 5.06M shares. The Us-based Ancora Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.36% in Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY). Moreover, First Advisors L P has 0% invested in Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) for 13,998 shares. Stifel invested in 9,466 shares. Connors Investor Inc has invested 0.28% in Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY). Marathon Ptnrs Equity Management Ltd Liability holds 8.75% in Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) or 410,000 shares. State Street stated it has 916,697 shares. Century owns 0% invested in Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) for 67,622 shares. Swiss Financial Bank stated it has 0% in Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY).

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $13.55 million activity. Lokuge Ishantha sold $136,990 worth of stock or 2,838 shares. 35,000 shares were sold by POPE MICHAEL W, worth $1.47 million. North Christopher also sold $11.52M worth of Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) shares. 750 Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) shares with value of $37,346 were sold by BLACKWOOD-KAPRAL LISA. 644 shares valued at $31,105 were sold by Sebring Jason on Monday, September 18.

Among 12 analysts covering Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Shutterfly has $70.0 highest and $40 lowest target. $53.10’s average target is -28.67% below currents $74.44 stock price. Shutterfly had 33 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 28. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, October 11. On Friday, February 19 the stock rating was maintained by Axiom Capital with “Buy”. The stock of Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, January 30. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Sunday, October 15 with “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) on Thursday, April 28 with “Outperform” rating. Aegis Capital initiated the shares of SFLY in report on Wednesday, November 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 20 by RBC Capital Markets.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs. The company has market cap of $8.52 billion. It operates through three divisions: Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans, and Medicare PDPs. It has a 23.03 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.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $1.48 million activity. 8,500 shares were sold by Burdick Kenneth A, worth $1.48 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 32 investors sold WellCare Health Plans, Inc. shares while 93 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 43.53 million shares or 2.17% more from 42.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Macquarie Grp owns 62,074 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Meeder Asset reported 8,082 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Com Can accumulated 31,972 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Inc invested in 0.04% or 80,107 shares. Ngam L P accumulated 15,787 shares. Ajo Limited Partnership stated it has 41,853 shares. Principal Fin Group reported 203,162 shares stake. 12,585 were accumulated by Peak6 Invests L P. Eagle Asset holds 0.01% or 10,490 shares in its portfolio. Dorsey Wright & has 0.93% invested in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) for 23,482 shares. Columbus Circle has 0.97% invested in WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) for 332,340 shares. Advisory Ser Ntwk Limited Liability Co holds 0.02% or 859 shares. Campbell Investment Adviser Ltd Liability Corp has 1,951 shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. Eaton Vance Mngmt, Massachusetts-based fund reported 3,350 shares. Voloridge Invest Management Ltd Liability holds 59,684 shares.

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