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October 17, 2012
12:09 EDTCVH, CNC, WCGCentene jumps on plans to terminate Kentucky deal
Centene (CNC), which provides services related to Medicaid, announced that it had terminated its Medicaid contract with the state of Kentucky. The company said it believes that its contract with the state gives it the right to take this step, and it expects to terminate the deal effective July 5, 2013. Centene added that it has filed a "formal dispute" for damages that it incurred under the contract. The company anticipates recording a pre-tax premium deficiency reserve ranging from $60M-$70M related to the Kentucky operations in the quarter ended September 30. In a note to investors earlier today, Wells Fargo analyst Peter Costa wrote that Centene's earnings had been pressured by very high medical costs in Kentucky. The company's exit from the contract should mitigate the negative impact that Kentucky has had on the company's earnings, the analyst added. Meanwhile, Centene's move could cause problems for two of its competitors, Conventry (CVH) and WellCare (WCG), according to Costa. Centene's more expensive Medicaid recipients are likely to move to plans offered by those companies, he explained. The analyst maintained Outperform ratings on Centene and Coventry, and a Market Perform rating on WellCare. In late morning trading, Centene climbed $3.73, or 10.66%, to $38.71, while Coventry lost 0.43% to $43.56 and WellCare gained 1.04% to $54.24.
News For CNC;CVH;WCG From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
07:15 EDTWCGWellCare identified as favorite mid-cap stock for 2015 at Stifel
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December 17, 2014
10:51 EDTWCG, CNCLeerink healthcare services analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare Services Analyst Gupte provides outlook and favorite names for 2015 in the Hospitals and Managed Care Industry on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 18 at 1 pm.
December 16, 2014
08:50 EDTWCGWellCare appoints Blair Todt as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
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08:13 EDTCNCCentene price target raised to $125 from $108 at Cantor
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07:57 EDTCNCCentene price target raised to $118 from $102 at Credit Suisse
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December 15, 2014
16:02 EDTWCGWellCare names current COO Kenneth Burdick as CEO
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08:41 EDTCNCCentene price target raised to $120 from $100 at Leerink
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December 12, 2014
06:06 EDTCNCCentene sees FY15 EPS $5.05-$5.35, consensus $4.92
Sees FY15 premium and service revenues $20.3B-$20.8B.
06:05 EDTCNCCentene backs FY14 EPS view of $4.35-$4.50, consensus $4.28
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December 10, 2014
14:45 EDTWCG, CNCDeal would block payments to health insurance companies, The Hill says
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December 9, 2014
10:31 EDTCNCCentene to host investor meeting
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