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February 24, 2014
05:51 EDTUNH, HNT, CNC, HUM, WLP, AET, CIMedicare Advantage proposals lower than expected, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital notes that after the close on Friday, CMS published its 2015 Medicare Advantage proposals, which appear to be lower than expectations. The firm estimates the aggregate rate cut around 8% versus investor expectations of a 6%7% reduction. FBR thinks managed care stocks will be weak today and recommends buying Aetna (AET), Centene (CNC) and UnitedHealth (UNH) on the pullback. The firm says CMS issued a proposal and final rates should be published in early April. Other managed care stocks include WellPoint (WLP), Health Net (HNT), Cigna (CI) and Humana (HUM).
News For AET;CNC;UNH;WLP;HNT;CI;HUM From The Last 14 Days
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May 26, 2015
07:19 EDTHNTLeerink to hold a tour
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May 22, 2015
12:39 EDTCICigna May June volatility elevated
Cigna June call option implied volatility is at 29, July is at 26, October is at 27; compared to its 52 week range of 16 to 31, suggesting large near term price movement.
May 20, 2015
07:42 EDTAETAetna removed from US Focus List at Credit Suisse
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May 19, 2015
12:04 EDTHUM, AET, CIAnthem CFO says 'good time' for 'meaningful' acquisition, Reuters reports
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May 18, 2015
09:33 EDTAETAetna repeats FY15 operating EPS view $7.20-$7.40, consensus $7.38
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May 15, 2015
16:51 EDTAETGreenlight Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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11:08 EDTHUMOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Targa Resources (TRGP), Targa Resources Partners (NGLS), Humana (HUM), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA). INCREASED STAKES: Kinder Morgan (KMI), Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM), AerCap Holdings (AER), Shire (SHPG), and KKR & Co. (KKR). DECREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Navient (NAVI), and TerraForm Power (TERP). LIQUIDATED STAKES: HCA Holdings (HCA), Gilead (GILD), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), and Apple (AAPL).
May 14, 2015
07:33 EDTUNHUnitedHealth would consider Optum spinoff if benefits erode, says UBS
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May 13, 2015
11:22 EDTHUMOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:18 EDTCI, HUM, AETAnalyst says sell Humana amid 'wishful' takeover speculation
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10:01 EDTHUMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:12 EDTHUM, CIHumana downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT
Sterne Agee CRT analyst Brian Wright downgraded Humana (HUM) to Underperform saying speculation about a takeover is "wishful thinking" at current share levels. The stock rallied 4% yesterday after Leerink told investors that Aetna (AET) may acquire Humana or Cigna (CI) in the near-term. Wright also sees "material" risk to Humana's earnings guidance risk with paid claims outpacing premium growth. He lowered his price target for shares to $150 from $165. Humana shares closed yesterday up $6.76 to $173.38.
May 12, 2015
15:46 EDTHUMHumana May volatility increases on sharp rally
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15:39 EDTCICigna May volatility elevated
Cigna May call option implied volatility is at 35, June is at 28, and August is at 30; compared to its 90-day average of 31, suggesting large near term price movement.
13:03 EDTAETAetna repeats view of FY15 operating EPS $7.20-$7.40, consensus $7.38
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11:53 EDTHUM, CI, AETAnalyst predicts large transaction 'imminent' for Aetna
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10:28 EDTHUMOptions with increasing implied volatility: YELP HUM LULU CTRX
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10:04 EDTHUM, AETHigh option volume stocks
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09:53 EDTHUM, AETAetna merger with Cigna or Humana likely 'imminent,' says Leerink
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07:35 EDTHNTBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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