WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG) Jumps 8.33% on February 22

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WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Monday February 22 as the stock popped 8.33% to $89.18, representing a gain of $6.86 per share. Some 1.58 million shares traded hands on 12,503 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 512,944 shares out of a total float of 44.12 million. The stock opened at $88.23 and traded with an intraday range of $92.24 to $87.15.

After today's gains, WellCare Health Plans Inc. reached a market cap of $3.93 billion. WellCare Health Plans Inc. has had a trading range between $98.79 and $69.16 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $77.28 and a 200-day SMA of $83.49.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 30.8.

WellCare Health Plans Inc is a managed care company engaged in providing government-sponsored managed care services, through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans to families, children, seniors & individuals.

WellCare Health Plans Inc. is based out of Tampa, FL and has some 6,900 employees. Its CEO is Kenneth Burdick.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of WellCare Health Plans Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for WCG. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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