Piper Jaffray Companies Initiates Coverage on Envision Healthcare (EVHC)

Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on shares of Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set a “neutral” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 6.19% from the company’s previous close.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price (down from $68.00) on shares of Envision Healthcare in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Envision Healthcare in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. SunTrust Banks set a $55.00 target price on Envision Healthcare and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 15th. Bank of America cut their target price on Envision Healthcare from $72.00 to $60.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $71.00 target price on Envision Healthcare and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Envision Healthcare has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.06.

Envision Healthcare (NYSE EVHC) traded down $0.41 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $32.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,424,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,267,795. The firm has a market cap of $4,034.08, a PE ratio of 10.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 0.57. Envision Healthcare has a 52 week low of $23.77 and a 52 week high of $73.00. The company has a quick ratio of 3.00, a current ratio of 3.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by ($0.08). The business had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.03 billion. Envision Healthcare had a positive return on equity of 4.88% and a negative net margin of 6.39%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 142.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.13 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Envision Healthcare will post 2.56 EPS for the current year.

Envision Healthcare declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Monday, September 18th that permits the company to repurchase $250.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 4.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sawtooth Solutions LLC grew its holdings in Envision Healthcare by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Sawtooth Solutions LLC now owns 6,656 shares of the company’s stock valued at $417,000 after buying an additional 43 shares during the last quarter. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. grew its holdings in Envision Healthcare by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. now owns 8,125 shares of the company’s stock valued at $509,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its holdings in Envision Healthcare by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 4,848 shares of the company’s stock valued at $304,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems grew its holdings in Envision Healthcare by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 21,289 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,335,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, M&T Bank Corp grew its holdings in Envision Healthcare by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 5,420 shares of the company’s stock valued at $341,000 after buying an additional 141 shares during the last quarter.

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Envision Healthcare Company Profile

Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc, formerly CDRT Holding Corporation, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, provides physician-led medical services in the United States. It operates in two segments: EmCare Holdings, Inc (EmCare) and American Medical Response, Inc (AMR). Its EmCare segment is a provider of integrated facility-based and post-acute care physician services to healthcare facilities in the United States.

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