Why Shares of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ) Surged Today

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ) is among the top gainers of the stock market today, skyrocketing 5.11% or (0.91 points) to $18.77 from its previous close of $17.86. Does this growth mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 434607 contracts so far this session. HIIQ shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 601.22 thousand shares, but with a 10.31 million float and a -2.62% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for HIIQ stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $55.88 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 197.71% from where the HIIQ share price has been trading recently which is between $16.43 and $18.15.

The shorts are climbing into Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 15 August 2019, and the numbers show a rise in short interest in HIIQ shares. While short interest still represents only 72.11% of HIIQ’s float, the number of shares shorted have risen by 140355. The number of shares shorted advanced to 7433421 shares, up from 7293066 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 698513 shares, days to cover increased to about 9.264766 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “AgileLifeInsurance.Com, an HIIQ Company, Announces Results of First Life Insurance Consumer Survey” and dated September 10, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), the company witnessed their stock rise $1.04 over a week and tumble down $-1.81 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $63.13, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 10/01/18. The recent low of $16.25 stood for a -70.26% since 08/19/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.31 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for Health Insurance Innovations, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 48.99. This figure suggests that HIIQ stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current HIIQ readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 39.47% at this stage. This figure means that HIIQ share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ) would settle between $18.53/share to $19.2/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $16.81 mark, then the market for Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $15.76 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.1. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at B. Riley FBR raised their recommendation on shares of HIIQ from Neutral to Buy in their opinion released on March 18. B. Riley FBR analysts have lowered their rating of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ) stock from Buy to Neutral in a separate flash note issued to investors on February 27. Analysts at Lake Street are sticking to their Buy stance. However, on October 31, they lifted price target for these shares to $75 from $51.

HIIQ equity has an average rating of 1.2, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 5 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 5 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 5 analysts rated Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, HIIQ stock price is currently trading at 3.96X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 6.54 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 6.76. Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. current P/B ratio of 2.6 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 0.79.

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 22.05% to hit $90.33 million, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 28.91% from $345400 to a noteworthy $445250. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -50.82% to hit $0.3 per share. For the fiscal year, HIIQ’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 59.62% to hit $4.15 per share.