Why The Teladoc Health (TDOC) Stock Jumped This Week

By Amit Chowdhry ● July 31, 2020

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  • The shares of Teladoc Health Inc (NYSE: TDOC) increased by over 7% this week. This is why.

The shares of Teladoc Health Inc (NYSE: TDOC) increased by over 7% this week. The jump in the stock price is mainly attributed to the second-quarter results and third-quarter guidance reported on Thursday. The results were higher than analyst expectations. Plus a number of analysts increased their price targets for TDOC.

Teladoc saw a second-quarter 2020 loss of 34 cents per share on revenue of $241 million. Analysts were expecting a loss per share of 23 cents per share and lower revenues.

The total revenue jumped 85% year-over-year to $241 million. This is a major jump from Q1 2020 as revenue growth was 41% during that period.

Teladoc has seen tremendous growth due to the demand for virtual care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The total visits were up 203% year-over-year during the quarter.

And the Teladoc management team is expecting the third quarter to be even better. Revenue for the third quarter is expected to hit between $275 million and $285 million.

Due to these results, a number of analysts increased their price targets on Teladoc this week.

Disclosure: I own a small number of Teladoc shares