Can Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH) Add Value To Your Portfolio?

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As of Wednesday close, Molina Healthcare Inc.’s (NYSE:MOH) stock was up $4.03, moving up 1.27 percent to $320.58. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 559,360 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $7.76 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 561,555, while in the previous 50 days, it was 522,972.

Since last month, MOH stock retreated -12.47%. Shares of the company fell to $305.31 on 11/15/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $374.00 was reached on 10/26/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $249.78. Since the beginning of this year, MOH’s stock price has risen by 0.79% or $2.50, and marked a new high 17 times. However, the stock has declined by -14.28% since its 52-week high.


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MOH stock investors should be aware that Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 17 days ago on Nov 07. ROMNEY RONNA, the Director of the company, disposed of 150 shares for $331.56 on Nov 07. It resulted in a $49,734 divestment by the insider. Schapiro Richard M sold 3,000 shares at an average price of $354.68 on Oct 31. The insider now owns 12,042 shares following the transaction. On Oct 07, President & CEO Zubretsky Joseph M sold 28,914 shares at $346.48 apiece. The transaction was valued at $10,018,159.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH) has a P/E ratio of about 22.36. The stock’s beta is 0.79. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.59, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 6.07, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 12.42 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Molina Healthcare Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.40, while its current ratio was 1.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.79. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 14.80% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 4.00%. Based on annual data, MOH earned $4.07 billion in gross profit and brought in $27.77 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 15.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 29.70%.

In Molina Healthcare Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $2.17 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MOH’s revenue rose 11.19% to $8.05 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $7.93 billion. While analysts expected Molina Healthcare Inc. to report $4.21 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $4.36 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 3.60%. During the quarter, the company generated $380.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Molina Healthcare Inc. were 9.75 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $2.39 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $58.4 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Molina Healthcare Inc.’s (MOH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 23.44%, the RSI 9-day stood at 41.59% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Molina Healthcare Inc. price is up by +2.48% percent or $7.76. At present, MOH shares trade -13.18% below its 20-day simple moving average and +15.06% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -4.61% below its SMA50 and +4.21% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 25.51% and Stochastic coefficient D was 22.50%, while ATR was 9.10. Given the Stochastic reading of 31.20% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 40.47%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 2.35, while the 14-day reading stands at -2.98.

Analyst Ratings

Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, MOH is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Molina Healthcare Inc. stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

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