-$0.50 EPS Expected for Teladoc, Inc. (TDOC) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts expect Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) to report earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.50) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Thirteen analysts have issued estimates for Teladoc’s earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.58) to ($0.22). Teladoc posted earnings per share of ($0.33) in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 51.5%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, November 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Teladoc will report full year earnings of ($1.45) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.63) to ($0.94). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of ($1.16) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.72) to ($0.35). Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Teladoc.

Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The health services provider reported ($0.28) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.26) by ($0.02). Teladoc had a negative return on equity of 19.88% and a negative net margin of 47.75%. The firm had revenue of $44.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $44.39 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.38) earnings per share. Teladoc’s revenue was up 68.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research firms recently commented on TDOC. BidaskClub raised shares of Teladoc from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of Teladoc in a research report on Friday, July 28th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Teladoc in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $31.00 price objective on shares of Teladoc in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Teladoc from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $38.00.

In other Teladoc news, VP Mark Hirschhorn sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.93, for a total transaction of $798,250.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 64,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,075,034.91. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Adam C. Vandervoort sold 53,806 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.92, for a total transaction of $1,663,681.52. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 33,008 shares in the company, valued at $1,020,607.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 168,806 shares of company stock worth $5,430,382 over the last three months. Insiders own 4.47% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of TDOC. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Teladoc in the 2nd quarter valued at about $104,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can bought a new stake in shares of Teladoc in the 1st quarter valued at about $105,000. US Bancorp DE raised its holdings in shares of Teladoc by 10.3% in the 1st quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,617 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 433 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in shares of Teladoc by 214.2% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 3,516 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 2,397 shares during the period. Finally, Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Teladoc in the 2nd quarter valued at about $135,000. 94.41% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of Teladoc (TDOC) traded up 0.59% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $34.25. The company had a trading volume of 608,687 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $33.33 and its 200 day moving average price is $33.33. The company’s market capitalization is $1.94 billion. Teladoc has a one year low of $14.00 and a one year high of $37.55.

About Teladoc

Teladoc, Inc is a telehealth company. The Company offers telehealth platform, delivering on-demand healthcare anytime, anywhere, through mobile devices, the Internet, video and phone. The Company’s solution connects its Members, with its over 3,000 board certified physicians and behavioral health professionals treating a range of conditions and cases from acute diagnoses, such as upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infection and sinusitis to dermatological conditions, anxiety and smoking cessation.

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