WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG) Jumps 8.91% on February 09

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WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Tuesday February 09 as the stock popped 8.91% to $77.88, representing a gain of $6.37 per share. Some 704,402 shares traded hands on 7,775 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 485,078 shares out of a total float of 44.11 million. The stock opened at $70.25 and traded with an intraday range of $78.62 to $70.25.

After today's gains, WellCare Health Plans Inc. reached a market cap of $3.43 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 $77.37 and a 200-day SMA of $83.41.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 27.9.

WellCare Health Plans Inc provides managed care services to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare services. The Company's business segments are Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans and Medicare PDP.

WellCare Health Plans Inc. is based out of Tampa, FL and has some 6,700 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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