WebMD Health Corp.

  • Are These Top Internet Stocks Still a Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: WBMD, YELP, YY, Z

    The Internet Services space has been one of the top performing sectors of 2013, increasing more than 75%. In many ways, the performance is reminiscent of the dot-com era; the only difference is that internet companies today have actual growth -- not just speculation. With that said, certain internet stocks have played a larger role in driving this industry higher, but do these stocks have more upside in store?

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  • Billionaire Steve Cohen’s SAC Reports 5.2% Stake in This Internet Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: RATE, TRIP, WBMD, YELP

    A 13G filed with the SEC has reported that billionaire Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors owns 2.6 million shares of WebMD Health (NASDAQ: WBMD), giving it 5.2% of the total shares outstanding of the $1.5 billion market cap health information website. At Insider Monkey, we can see from our database of 13F filings (which we track as part of our research on investment strategies; we have more »

  • 3 Stock Picks of Carl Icahn

    By Ishfaque Faruk - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, NFLX, WBMD

    Even though it’s never a good idea to follow marquee investment managers blindly, it’s a wise idea to engage in fact-checking with them periodically. The highly regarded Carl Icahn is betting big on these companies, and hoping to earn stellar returns from these names.

    Carl Icahn has a long history of taking big positions in undervalued firms, and trying to push for a sale or enforce corporate changes more »

  • Are These 4 Post-Earning Movers A Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: INFY, UPS, WBMD, WFC

    Earnings season has official begun, and there were several companies that either reported earnings or provided preliminary earnings, which created a significant amount of stock movement. In this piece, I am looking at the most volatile of stocks on Friday, determining if any are a post-earnings buy.

    Solid Quarter, But Worthy Of A Premium?

    Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has the largest market capitalization of any bank in the U.S more »

  • Why Did These 3 Healthcare Stocks Rally?

    By Leo Sun - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: MDRX, ATHN, WBMD

    Over the past few years, the Internet has given birth to a new sector of healthcare services that use cloud-based services to evolve how patients and doctors organize their information. As Internet connection speeds and server capacities improve, these companies, which include WebMD Healthcorp (NASDAQ: WBMD), Athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX), have dramatically outperformed the market over the past year.

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    Despite that strong price performance, these more »

  • 3 Healthcare Information Service Companies Worth Watching

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CERN, MDSO, WBMD

    The global market for healthcare information services is growing with improving economies around the world. The key growth driver is the rising need to capture and store patient records in electronic form. With the upcoming patent expiry of multiple major drugs, pharma companies are extensively going for clinical trials of their pipeline drugs, which is also driving demand for record maintenance.

    However, this expiry is creating issues for health information more »

  • Are These 4 Post-Earning Movers a Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: INFY, UPS, WBMD, WFC

    Earnings season has officially begun, and there were several companies that either reported earnings or provided preliminary earnings, which created a significant amount of stock movement. In this piece, I am looking at the most volatile of stocks on Friday, determining if any are a post-earnings buy.

    Solid Quarter, But Worthy of a Premium?

    Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has the largest market capitalization of any bank in the U.S more »

  • Banking on a Buyout

    By Jon Quast - March 25, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, BBRY, DIS, WBMD

    Aug. 30, 2009, is a day my portfolio will not soon forget.  That was the day I lost my largest holding.  The day that the company I believed in more than any other was taken from me.  The company that had the largest potential for growth was absorbed into another.  It was the day that Disney (NYSE: DIS) announced they were buying my beloved Marvel.

    I'm not exactly a more »

  • The Problem with WebMD

    By Jon Quast - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GRPN, WBMD

    WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD) is a health information service best known for its website of the same name.  This company has been very popular lately, with visits up nearly 50% in the last month.  Yet this company has a serious problem.  I believe Jim Cramer said it best: "This is expensive, and it doesn't make a lot of money."

    As an investor, I am very interested in the bottom line more »

  • Google's Notable Investment Risks

    By Ishfaque Faruk - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, QIHU, WBMD, YELP

    The mighty Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has long been the most dominant Internet firm for a while now. And over time, its footprint has expanded into numerous other areas as well. With Google's stock trading near all-time highs, the stock still has a decent amount of upside.

    Before buying into the Google story, the material investment risks should be evaluated carefully. Investors should be well aware of the dark sides more »

  • CEOs Are Buying These Stocks (Part I)

    By Anh HOANG - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: CPSI, FCF, WBMD

    Insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.”

    Peter Lynch 

    According to Peter Lynch, investors should follow insiders’ buys closely in order to pick the right investment opportunities. In February, there were four CEOs who bought shares of their own companies, including First Commonwealth Financial Group (NYSE: FCF), Computer Programs and Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI), Bally more »

  • Battle over "Mobile Healthcare"

    By Mike Thiessen - January 15, 2013 | Tickers: ATHN, EPOC, WBMD

    Electronic health record and practice management provider Athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) recently announced its intention to purchase mobile medical-reference and "point-of-care" provider Epocrates (NASDAQ: EPOC) for about $293 million in cash. Under the terms of the formal offer, San Mateo, California-based Epocrates shareholders would receive cash payouts of $11.75 per share. No options or purchase warrants would be extended or exchanged. Depending upon the speed with which it is approved more »

  • Notable Upgrades Last Friday That Could Have Lingering Effects

    By Brian Nichols - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: BV, MU, WBMD, YOKU

    As the year comes to an end there are more and more investors becoming pessimistic that we will not find a solution to the fiscal cliff. As a result, the markets have begun to trade more volatile and will most likely trade lower as the date approaches. However, there are several stocks that might see a trend higher in the coming weeks. These are all stocks that had an upgrade more »

  • A Large Hedge Fund Nabs a Board Seat at This Internet Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 21, 2012 | Tickers: ACOM, AOL, TRIP, WBMD, YELP

    Kensico Capital Management owned 5.7 million shares of WebMD Health Corp. ) at the end of June (find more stocks Kensico owned). According to a recent 13D filed with the SEC, Thomas Coleman, an executive at Kensico (which is managed by Michael Lowenstein), has now joined the Board of Directors; his Board seat was a new addition and so no directors were removed. The health and wellness information website has more »

  • Dr. Oz has transformed the wellness-industrial complex

    By sylvia kronstadt - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: GNC, SNE, WBMD, WTW

    Products mentioned on the show "have a habit of being conspicuously absent from store shelves the day after being blasted into notoriety by Dr. Oz," Forbes magazine says.  "Is the TV doctor trend creating a nation of heath-disordered people? Do we have unrealistic expectations of health, by being constantly bombarded by the latest secrets, tips, and fads?"

  • Is WebMD a Good Stock to Buy Right Now?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 18, 2012 | Tickers: EPOC, WBMD

    The Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) sector has traded well into the 30.0x forward multiple range in the past given White House support for a move toward electronic medical records, cost cutting, and initiatives focused on technological advancement. WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD), which runs WebMD.com and Medscape.com, does not exactly operate in the EMR or cost management space, but it does provide healthcare information. Its websites serve as touchpoints more »

  • WebMD Tries for a Comeback

    By Eric Novinson - March 5, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, JNJ, WBMD

    The WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD) stock price has fallen from more than $58 a share in early 2011 to barely over $25 today. Considering this factor by itself, the company looks like a sell. Two other factors suggest that the company deserves a second look. Carl Icahn recently purchased a sizable fraction of WebMD's stock, and he has the experience to turn a faltering company around. WebMD made another decision more »

  • Dominant Player Doesn't Equal Profits

    By Chad Henage - February 9, 2012 | Tickers: ACOM, WBMD

    Investors sometimes forget that companies and stock values are not the same. Sometimes you have opportunity where the market undervalues what is going on. Other times the market has too high of expectations and the stock corrects, even when the company is doing fine. The latter situation is what is likely to happen to WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD). According to the company they are the “leading provider of health information services...”. I normally like to own stocks in companies that lead their field, but this situation appears different.

  • 8 Next Tech Growth Kings (Part 2)

    By Michael French - January 30, 2012 | Tickers: CRM, TZOO, WBMD, XLNX

    This is a continuation from Part 1.

    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) – This has been a long-time favorite of many investors and is unusual in that the company has a nearly perfect twin, Altera Corp. (ALTR). While there are some critical differences that are discussed below, the similarities present an argument that both stocks should be included in a long-term core portfolio.

    In terms of valuation metrics, XLNX has a price-to-earnings more »

  • END, WBMD: Heavy Insider Accumulation

    By Brian Gorban - January 24, 2012 | Tickers: END, WBMD

    There are many ways to screen for the right stock. Many use valuation metrics, while others look at technical analysis among a plethora of other methods and strategies. One of the best indicators I’ve seen is large buying in companies by people who have an existing large ownership stake, as it is always nice when people who have arguably the best view of the future of the company put more »

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