Teladoc, Inc. (TDOC) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Teladoc in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Teladoc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $39.00 price target on shares of Teladoc in a research note on Saturday, September 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on shares of Teladoc in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Teladoc in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Teladoc currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $38.17.

Shares of Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) traded up $0.65 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $28.70. The stock had a trading volume of 895,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 921,261. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 5.08 and a current ratio of 5.08. Teladoc has a 12 month low of $15.65 and a 12 month high of $37.55.

Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The health services provider reported ($0.55) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.30) by ($0.25). Teladoc had a negative return on equity of 21.59% and a negative net margin of 39.61%. The firm had revenue of $68.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.53 million. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.33) earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 112.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Teladoc will post -1.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other Teladoc news, CEO Jason N. Gorevic sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.47, for a total transaction of $669,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Mark Hirschhorn sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.04, for a total value of $340,400.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 135,000 shares of company stock valued at $4,408,700 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 4.47% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Teladoc in the second quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in shares of Teladoc by 214.2% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 3,516 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $123,000 after acquiring an additional 2,397 shares in the last quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Teladoc in the second quarter valued at approximately $135,000. Fred Alger Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Teladoc in the second quarter valued at approximately $139,000. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Teladoc by 134.2% in the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 4,724 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $164,000 after acquiring an additional 2,707 shares in the last quarter.

Teladoc Company Profile

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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