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  • How Does Aetna Compare to Its Peers in Medical Care Ratio?
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Aetna Compare to Its Peers in Medical Care Ratio?

    The medical care ratio of health insurance companies is calculated as the ratio of the total money spent in health care claims to premiums earned.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cigna’s Medical Care Ratio Ticks Upward

    Cigna’s medical care ratio concerned with the company’s Medicare prescription drug enrollments increased from 82.3% in 2013 to 86.3% in 2014.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Sage Therapeutics’ Receptor-Based Products?

    Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) is focused on the development of the products for the treatment of life-threatening central nervous system (or CNS) disorders.

    By Mike Benson
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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Aetna’s Dividend Yield Path

    Aetna (AET) recorded a 5.0% rise in revenue in 2016 and a 4.0% rise in 2015.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Fund Managers

    Main Paulson holdings traded in the fourth quarter

    Paulson holdings include bullish positions in Allergan (AGN), Mylan (MYL), and Time Warner Cable (TWC). Its event-driven fund, Advantage, lost 29% in 2014.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Centene–Health Net Deal: Potential Risks

    With the health insurance industry witnessing a wave of consolidations, it is expected that a majority of acquirers may risk overpaying for their targets.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Recommendations for Anthem in 2017

    Based on the company’s performance in 1Q17, Anthem (ANTM) has increased its 2017 revenue guidance by around $1.5 billion.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    What’s UnitedHealth Group’s outlook for 2015?

    It’s projected that UnitedHealth Group’s revenue and earnings growth in 2015 will be driven by the strong performance of the Optum segments.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Enrollments decreased in UnitedHealth’s international business

    In the US, the private health insurance industry has been expanding its footprint in international markets. International markets are less penetrated and competitive.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    How Will Aetna’s Valuations Compare with Its Peers in 4Q15?

    Aetna’s PE multiples have been supported mainly by better-than-expected growth of its Medicare and Medicaid business. But its valuations have been affected negatively by high exposure to the ACA.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    UnitedHealth Group Valuation Continues Uptrend on 1Q15 Earnings

    UnitedHealth Group is acquiring Catamaran for a consideration of $12.8 billion. Increasing debt may reduce future net earnings and could affect the company’s valuation.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    UnitedHealth Group’s Optum segment: Earnings rose in 2014

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) operates Optum. It provides health services like health technology, health and well-being, and pharmacy services.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does UNH’s Valuation Look in October?

    UnitedHealth Group is a leading managed healthcare firm in the United States.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Anthem Acquire Cigna?

    The second-largest health insurance company in the US, Anthem is planning to acquire Cigna. Lack of consensus on leadership and governance-related issues seem to be delaying the deal.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Miscellaneous

    Aetna Projects Annual Synergies through Its Humana Acquisition

    Aetna projects that its Humana acquisition will help Aetna realize annual synergies worth $1.25 billion in 2018.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Fund Managers

    Eminence Capital Reduces Position in Humana

    During the fourth quarter of 2014, Eminence Capital lowered its stake in Humana (HUM). The company accounted for 1.33% of the fund’s 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Diana Key
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    Earnings Report

    Humana’s core business: The Medicare Advantage program

    Humana’s total enrollment is mainly enrollments in the MA program, a substitute for the original Medicare program, via private insurance companies.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Why UnitedHealth Group Plans to Reduce Its Public Exchange Exposure

    Given the high-risk profile of individual exchange enrollments, UnitedHealth Group has decided to offer plans only on a few public exchanges in 2017.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Miscellaneous

    Is the Cigna–Anthem Merger a Setup?

    The Cigna–Anthem merger deal will be subject to all sorts of headlines that will affect the spread. You can make a decent return trading around the position by keeping your head .

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    The Risk-to-Reward Ratio of the Cigna–Anthem Merger

    If the Cigna–Anthem merger closes, you end up making about $35 a share. If the deal breaks, then you would have to cover at $52 a share.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UnitedHealth Group Goes Ex-Dividend Today

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) has announced that its board of directors has authorized a cash dividend of $0.90 per share.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Government-Sponsored Programs Expected to Drive Aetna’s Revenue

    Government-sponsored programs such as Medicare and Medicaid are expected to be key drivers of Aetna’s (AET) revenue growth in 4Q15.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UNH’s Stock Price Performance in June

    On June 28, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) ended the trading day at $244.90, ~4.6% lower than its 52-week low of $183.86 reached on July 18, 2017.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Aetna’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    Aetna’s valuations were lower than its peers in 4Q14. With Aetna investing in growth initiatives, the valuations are expected to rise in 2015.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CVS Health Launches Prescription Delivery Service, Stock Jumps ~5%

    Today, CVS Health, the leading pharmacy benefit managers, is up ~5% after announcing the launch of its drug delivery service from all of its US locations.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    UNH Stock Up 4.1% on Solid Q3 2018 Results, View Up

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) released its Q3 2018 earnings today. UNH reported sales of $56.6 billion, up ~12.4% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Miscellaneous

    The Huge Spread on the Cigna–Anthem Merger

    In the case of the Cigna–Anthem merger, Anthem (ANTM) is buying Cigna (CI) for a headline amount of $188 a share, comprised of 0.5152 shares of Anthem and $103.40 in cash.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    What Is the Risk-to-Reward Ratio of the Humana–Aetna Deal?

    Scenario analysis  In the risk-arbitrage world, a 12.2% expected return means a deal that has a lot of risk. Arbitrageurs sometimes refer to risk as “hair.” This deal is guaranteed a second request, and the regulators may simply be unable to get comfortable with the transaction, no matter what the companies offer in the way […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Outpatient and Pharmacy Costs May Drive Up UnitedHealth Group’s Medical Costs in 2016

    In 1Q16, UnitedHealth Group witnessed overall medical cost trends in the range of 5.5%–6.5%. This is in line with the 2016 guidance given in December 2015.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Jefferies Raised Its Target Price on UNH Stock: What’s the Outlook?

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is one of the largest Fortune 500 companies.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital opens a new position in PHH

    Glenview Capital Management added a 0.49% new position in PHH Corporation.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    OptumCare Is a Major Driving Force for UnitedHealth Group in 1Q17

    In 1Q17, UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) OptumHealth segment served 6 million more people on a year-over-year basis.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Recommendations for UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth Group is the world’s largest healthcare company in terms of revenue. In fiscal 2017, it generated revenue of $201 billion.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Consumer

    Walgreens and AmerisourceBergen End Talks without a Deal

    According to a report by CNBC, talks between Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC) ended without an agreement.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Aetna’s 1Q15 Revenue: Driven by Government-Sponsored Enrollments

    The rise in Aetna’s EPS is mainly attributed to the increase in the company’s government-sponsored MA (Medicare Advantage) and Medicaid enrollments in 1Q15.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Key drivers of Humana’s retail health plans in 4Q 2014

    The private health insurance industry (XLV) in the US is gradually shifting from a group insurance model to a retail insurance model.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Cigna’s Earnings Margin Falls due to Increased Medical Costs

    In 4Q15, Cigna’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin fell year-over-year (or YoY) by 0.7% to reach 9.7%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    How Is UNH’s Optum Business Positioned in the Industry?

    UnitedHealth Group is, by revenue, the largest healthcare company in the world.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Medicaid Enrollments Drove Centene’s Revenues in 2015—But Which Way?

    In 4Q15, Centene’s Medicaid enrollments witnessed a solid YoY growth of about 24.5%, reaching about 5 million.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    UnitedHealthcare Adds 1.6 million Enrollments Year-over-Year

    UnitedHealthcare grew its Medicare business by 3,80,000 new enrollees, with enrollments distributed almost evenly between MA (Medicare Advantage) and supplemental Medicare plans.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    UnitedHealth Group Reports Q2 2018 Earnings, Stock Down 1.9%

    Today, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) reported its earnings results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The company reported sales of $56.1 billion, up ~12% on a (year-over-year) basis.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Dark Spot on the Shiny Labor Market Recovery

    Even though the March jobs report came in lower than expected with only 126,000 job additions, the labor market recovery looks extremely robust.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Negative Sentiment Will Impact Health Insurance Companies

    The healthcare bill’s failure had a negative impact on investor sentiment for health insurance carriers.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XLV Review: How Did the ETF’s Subgroups Perform?

    On December 1, the healthcare-services subgroup outperformed all other subgroups in XLV with a return of 3.3%. The biotechnology subgroup returned 0.8%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    UnitedHealth Group Posted 4Q15 Earnings: What You Should Know

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) released its 4Q15 and full year 2015 earnings on January 19, 2015. The company registered diluted EPS attributable to common shareholders of $1.26 in 4Q15 and $6 for 2015.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UnitedHealth Group Stock at 52-Week High, Up 22% Year-to-Date

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) stock registered its 52-week high of $270.17 last week on August 30.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Competing Bids Disrupt Aetna’s Purchase of Humana?

    Aetna is buying Humana for about $37 billion, which works out to be about 0.73x trailing 12-month revenues and 13.7x trailing 12-month EBITDA.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Analyst Ratings for UnitedHealth before Q3 2018 Earnings

    Of the 24 analysts covering UNH stock, ten have recommended a “strong buy,” and 13 have recommended a “buy.”

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Reduced Expenses Lead to Aetna’s Higher 1Q15 Margins

    Aetna’s EBITDA margins rose from 10.6% in 1Q14 to 11.3% in 1Q15. Enrollment growth and an effective cost optimization strategy led to the high margins.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding the Phenomenal Growth of ASEAN Nations

    The growth of the ASEAN member nations has been extraordinary, to say the least. The GDP for the region expanded at a whopping 313% between 2001 and 2013.

    By Aberdeen Asian Equities Team
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    Earnings Report

    Customer Growth Drove CI’s Global Supplemental Benefits Business

    In 2015, Cigna’s (CI) global supplemental benefits business earned revenues of about $3.1 billion, year-over-year (or YoY) growth of about 4.8%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Increased 1Q15 Costs to Hurt Anthem’s EBITDA Margins

    Analysts projected that Anthem’s revenue will be higher in 1Q15 compared to 1Q14. However, the company will likely experience a drop in EBITDA margins.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Anthem’s Government Business Enrollments Rose by 0.78 Million in 2015

    Anthem’s Government business earned revenues of $40.8 billion in 2015, a YoY increase of 20.8%. The division’s revenues were $10.6 billion in 4Q15.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    UnitedHealth Group’s 1Q16 Earnings Are Out: Here’s What the Conference Said

    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) posted its 1Q16 earnings on April 19. The company registered diluted EPS of $1.81—17% higher than its EPS in 1Q15.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Fund Managers

    Corvex Exits Stake in Humana

    In the fourth quarter of 2014, Humana reported revenue of $12.3 billion, up 21% year-over-year. Of this total, $8.65 billion came from the MA program.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UnitedHealth Group’s Recent Stock Performance

    On March 14, 2018, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) ended trading at $225.38 per share.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove UnitedHealth Group’s Medicare & Retirement Business in 1Q16?

    UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement business reported revenues worth $14.1 billion in 1Q16, which represents a YoY increase of approximately 10%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Basic Materials

    JANA Partners opens new positions in MNK, OUTR, NWSA, and HUN and sells HMA and AET—13F Flash B

    JANA Partners LLC is a value-oriented investment advisor specializing in event-driven investing exclusively for qualified investors. Why buy Outerwall Inc. (OUTR)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Healthcare

    CVS Gets Department of Justice Approval for Aetna Deal

    On October 10, the US Department of Justice gave preliminary approval to the $69 billion deal between CVS Health (CVS) and Aetna (AET).

    By Sonya Bells
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    Healthcare

    Wall Street Expects 9% Upside Potential for UnitedHealth Stock

    As of September 24, ten of the 24 analysts covering UNH stock have given it a “strong buy” recommendation.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Raise Target Prices on UNH Stock in September

    Of the 23 analysts covering UNH stock, all of them have “buy” or “strong buy” recommendations for UnitedHealth Group.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CVS Health versus Walgreens: Comparing Pharmacy Giants

    Around 70% of the US population lives within three miles of a CVS store, while more than 75% of the population lives within five miles of a Walgreens store.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Recommendations for UNH Stock after Its 1Q18 Results: All ‘Buy’

    Of the 22 analysts tracking UNH stock on April 19, 50% rated it as a “strong buy,” and the remaining 50% of these analysts rated the company as a “buy.”

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    UnitedHealth Group Posted Strong 1Q18 Performance

    On April 17, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) reported its 1Q18 earnings results. UNH stock rose ~3.6% from its April 16 closing price.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmart Eyes Growth Avenues—Healthcare Could Be One

    CNBC has reported that Walmart is looking to acquire PillPack, an online pharmacy startup, for less than $1 billion.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UnitedHealth Group’s Dividend Payment of $0.75 Payable March 20

    On February 14, UnitedHealth Group authorized a quarterly dividend payment of $0.75 to shareholders of record on March 9, 2018.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Healthcare

    Cigna Expects to Report Robust Revenue Growth in the Future

    Cigna (CI) has projected its expected annual revenue growth rate in the range of 6%–to 8% from 2017 to 2021, assuming completion of the Express Scripts acquisition.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Healthcare

    Could Cigna–Express Scripts Deal Be Earnings Accretive in Year 1?

    Cigna (CI) expects the acquisition of Express Scripts to boost the EPS of the combined company in the double digits in the first full year.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Healthcare

    Cigna Expects Acquisition of Express Scripts by End of 2018

    On March 7, 2018, Cigna (CI) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Express Scripts (ESRX) for $67 billion.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Recommendations for UNH, Pre-4Q17 Earnings Announcement

    Headquartered in Minnesota, Fortune 500 company UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is the world’s largest healthcare company based on revenue, which totaled ~$184 billion for UNH in fiscal 2016.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Insys Has Legal Issues Galore

    In December 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Massachusetts issued an indictment against six former Insys (INSY) employees.

    By Kenneth Smith
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    Healthcare

    A Look at the Financial Details of the CVS-Aetna Deal

    CVS is paying more than 11 times the trailing 12-month EBITDA for Aetna.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Healthcare

    How CVS Could Benefit from Aetna Merger

    CVS Health (CVS) announced its intention to acquire Aetna (AET) for $207 per share, or $69 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Deal of the Year: CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion

    CVS Health (CVS), America’s largest pharmacy chain, announced a $69 billion deal to purchase Aetna (AET), the country’s third-largest insurance company, on December 3, 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    CVS Health May Vertically Integrate Further by Acquiring Aetna

    With trailing 12-month sales of $181 billion, CVS Health is a pharmacy colossus. However, its focus seems to be on becoming more than just a retail pharmacy chain.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Aetna: S&P 500’s Top Gainer on October 26

    On October 26, Aetna started on a stronger note and rose to record high price levels. It was the S&P 500’s top gainer on October 26, 2017.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Medtronic Is Accelerating Its Economic Value Growth Strategy

    Medtronic’s (MDT) Hospital Solutions segment registered double-digit growth in fiscal 1Q18.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WellCare Health Plans Expected to Report Solid Rise in EPS in 2017

    WellCare Health Plans has updated its earnings per share guidance from the previously estimated range of $6.00–$6.25 to the new range of $6.55–$6.80.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WellCare Health Plans Expects Robust Revenue Performance in 2017

    In 1Q17, WellCare Health Plans (WCG) reported revenues of ~$3.9 billion, which totals year-over-year growth of around 11.7%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Recommendations for WellCare Health Plans in May 2017

    On April 28, 2017, WellCare Health Plans (WCG) completed the acquisition of Universal American Corp. This deal added 119,000 Medicare Advantage members from several major markets

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Why Anthem’s Benefit Expense Ratio Rose in 1Q17

    Expense guidance for 2017 For full-year 2017, Anthem (ANTM) has projected the medical cost trend for its local group business to fall in the range of 6.5%–7.0%. To learn more about medical cost trends, please see Medical cost trend means rising premiums for health insurance. If Anthem’s actual medical cost trend for full-year 2017 turns out […]

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Why Centene’s Health Benefit Ratio Improved in 1Q17

    Centene (CNC) has projected its health benefit ratio (or HBR) for the full year 2017 to fall in the range of 87.0% to 87.5%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    UnitedHealth Group Witnessed Robust Customer Growth in 1Q17

    In 1Q17, UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) UnitedHealthcare business witnessed a 2.5 million year-over-year increase in customers.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    OptumRx and OptumInsight May Witness Robust Growth Trends in 2017

    In 1Q17, UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) Optum business reported $21.2 billion in revenues, which represents year-over-year growth of around 7.9%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    OptumRx Continues to Boost UnitedHealth’s Pharmacy Care Services

    In its bid to control healthcare costs, UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) OptumRx segment has been actively deploying data analytics across its Optum platform.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will UnitedHealth’s Optum One Improve Decision-Making in 2017?

    UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) Optum One is being used by about 700 hospitals and 7,000 medical clinics, which together cover about 140,000 healthcare providers.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Optum360: Will It Become UnitedHealth’s Key Growth Driver?

    Optum360, UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) hospital revenue cycle management solution, is expected to reach $60.0 billion in billings for clients and partner organizations.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UnitedHealth Group: Robust Revenue Expected

    Wall Street analysts have projected UnitedHealth Group’s 2016 revenues to be about $183.9 billion, which is a YoY growth of 17.1%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Fund Managers

    Sector Composition of the Alger Spectra Fund in YTD 2016

    Compared to the Russell 3000 Growth Index, SPECX is markedly overweight in the information technology and healthcare sectors.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for UNH ahead of 2Q16 Earnings?

    The consensus 12-month target price for UnitedHealth Group’s stock is ~$152.60, which represents a rise of 8.8% from the stock’s closing price of $140.30 on July 11, 2016.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Behind OptumHealth’s and OptumInsight’s Strong Revenue Growth in 1Q16

    UnitedHealth Group’s healthcare delivery business, OptumHealth, managed to earn $4 billion revenues in 1Q16, which represents a YoY growth of about 22%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    What You’ll Want to Know about Anthem’s Guidance for 2016

    In its 1Q16 conference call, Anthem updated its 2016 revenue guidance to $81 billion–$82 billion—higher than the previous projection by about $1 billion.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why You Should Exercise Caution When Investing in Healthcare

    The rally seen in the healthcare sector over the last five years has largely been driven by biotechnology stocks.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    What Subsidy Eligible Membership Could Mean for Centene’s Public Exchange Revenues

    Centene managed to increase its public exchange membership from 75,000 members in 2015 to 146,000 members in 2015.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Anthem’s Medical Care Ratio Jumped in 4Q15

    In 4Q15, Anthem’s medical care ratio, a ratio of medical costs against premium revenues, rose by 2.5% YoY. Its medical care ratio for fiscal 2015 was 83.3%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Anthem Posts Lower-than-Expected Earnings Per Share in 4Q15

    Anthem’s diluted earnings per share in 4Q15 fell short of estimates by $0.04. The results represent the company’s lowest quarterly adjusted EPS in 2015.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Humana Acquisition Could Be Aetna’s Key Long-Term Growth Driver

    Aetna’s Humana acquisition is mainly aimed at increasing the combined companies’ exposure to the high-growth Medicare business. The deal is currently being scrutinized by antitrust regulators.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Medicare Plans Were Key Drivers of UnitedHealth Group’s Revenues

    UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) Medicare & Retirement segment currently serves one of every five Medicare beneficiaries in the United States.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IHF’s Large-Cap Stocks Gave Positive Returns

    The large-cap stocks of the iShares US Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF) rose marginally with a return of 0.35%. They outperformed IHF and SPY.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UnitedHealth Group Updates Its 2015 Guidance

    UnitedHealth Group updated its prior guidance for fiscal 2015 on its 3Q15 conference call, projecting earnings of about $6 per share.

    By Margaret Patrick
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