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What: Shares of Healthways
So what: Sequentially revenue grew 4% to $169.6 million and earnings per share increased 42% to $0.17. Analysts were expecting $168.5 million in revenue and $0.18 in earnings.
Now what: To top off a quarter that was basically in line with expectations, Healthways reaffirmed guidance for 2011. So why the big decline in shares today? Well, JMP Securities downgraded shares from market perform to underperform, but I don't find any big red flags beyond the downgrade. After closing last night near a 52-week high, investors may have gotten ahead of themselves, but I think for long-term investors this looks like a bump in the road.
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