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Healthways (hway) Stock Research

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SWOT Statistics hway SWOT Analysis

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Threats + Weaknesses = 1

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Generic strategies categorize companies by the scope and the strength of their business. Healthways does not have a definable strategy, therefore, it risks losing out to firms that concentrate on one particular competitive advantage. (read more).

Company Description: Healthways, Inc., founded in 1981, provides specialized Health and Care Support solutions, fostering wellness and disease prevention. Services include screening, health risk assessments, and providing access to health improvement programs, as well as promoting health lifestyle behaviors and providing educational materials to create and sustain healthy behaviors. Healthways also develops health care support plans, provides software and management consulting, and offers the Care Support product line for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, asthma, end-stage renal disease, cancer, high-risk obesity, hepatitis C, osteoarthritis, and urinary incontinence.Programs are delivered through health plans, employers, and hospitals in the United States and Puerto Rico. Healthways is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. Update

Market Research Update

Health Care Industry Research & Analysis: The health care industry depends on the care of health-related services by professionals for the benefit of patients. Medical device markers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical drug developers and government institutions are major participants in the treatment of sick, injured and disabled patients. Health Care Trading Strategy: Health Care stocks tend to be less sensitive to economic changes. Look for undervalued health care investments at any point in the business cycle when stock prices are low. However, biotech, employment staffing and insurance companies may all decrease during recessions for different reasons. Government intervention is another important factor in health care investments, since government spending in health care is a very large portion of overall health care spending. When governments change spending plans, different sub-sectors in the industry are significantly affected. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: . The market is quickly expanding. This lowers the threat of direct competition and increases Healthways's profits.

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Strategy Analysis Update

A culture that experiments produces better long term value. Healthways's experimentations yield new products and services that outpace competitive threats. Healthways's strategy is to continuously improve. This helps to fend against competitive threats and increases shareholder returns.

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Financial Analysis Update

Healthways has consistent operating results. This lowers the risk that Healthways will suddenly have difficulty and it increases investor confidence in the value they place on each share. Complicated financial statements lower Healthways's value, because it increases the risk of fraud and lowers investor confidence.

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