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August 5, 2014
07:57 EDTHCA, MOH, CNC, AGP, AET, CI, HS, HUM, HNT, WLP, WCG, THC, UHS, CYH, LPNT, UNHACA has brought patients to hospitals, new costs to insurers, WSJ says
The Affordable Care Act has driven increases in the number of people getting back surgeries, seeking maternity care and showing up at emergency rooms, which has been a boon to hospital operators but has racked up costs that insurers didn't anticipate, said The Wall Street Journal, citing corporate filings and interviews with executives. Publicly traded hospital operators include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS). Publicly traded health insurers include AMERIGROUP (AGP), Aetna (AET), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Healthspring (HS), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH), WellCare (WCG) and WellPoint (WLP). Reference Link
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September 23, 2014
09:15 EDTHCAHCA Holdings to acquire PatientKeeper, terms not disclosed
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08:17 EDTTHCConifer Health Solutions to acquire Spi Healthcare for $235M
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08:07 EDTUNHFDA Pediatric Advisory Committee to hold a meeting
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September 22, 2014
10:15 EDTAETOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Actavis (ACT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Aetna (AET) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Auxilium (AUXL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... CARBO Ceramics (CRR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee... Commerzbank (CRZBY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Concur (CNQR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Dresser-Rand (DRC) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Finish Line (FINL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... General Communications (GNCMA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton... InvenSense (INVN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Las Vegas Sands (LVS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Lindsay Corp. (LNN) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Melco Crown (MPEL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Outerwall (OUTR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at B. Riley... PSEG (PEG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Realogy (RLGY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Regal-Beloit (RBC) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Global Hunter... SABMiller (SBMRY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein... Saba Software (SABA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... Suburban Propane (SPH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Swiss Re (SSREY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Towers Watson (TW) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Valmont (VMI) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Walgreen (WAG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Watts Water (WTS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Wynn Resorts (WYNN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill.
10:15 EDTWLPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:02 EDTAETAetna downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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09:02 EDTWLPWellPoint upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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08:30 EDTTHC, CYH, LPNT, HCAHospital price targets raised at SunTrust
SunTrust increased its price targets on companies in the hospital space, citing encouraging volume trends shown in a survey. SunTrust raised its price target on Community Health (CYH) to $66 from $55, on HCA Holdings (HCA) to $83 from $75, on LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) to $80 from $76 and on Tenet (THC) to $68 from $58. SunTrust keeps Buy ratings on Community Health and HCA Holdings, and Neutral ratings on LifePoint and Tenet. It remains upbeat on the sector overall.
07:40 EDTWCGWellCare Medicare Advantage margin outlook concerning, says Wedbush
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06:54 EDTCICigna removed from short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
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September 19, 2014
06:49 EDTHS, HNT, HUM, WLP, AET, WCG, AGP, MOH, UNH, CNC, CIGovernment says 7.3M in private Obamacare plans, NY Times reports
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06:37 EDTCYHCommunity Health management to meet with SunTrust
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September 18, 2014
07:52 EDTCNCCentene subsidiary Sunshine Health awarded Commendable Accreditation from NCQA
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06:46 EDTTHC, HCA, LPNT, CYH, UHSFTC challenging hospital mergers, NY Times reports
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September 17, 2014
15:41 EDTWLP, UNHUnitedHealth to replace WellPoint as Georgia SHBP provider, says Deutsche Bank
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14:54 EDTHNTHealth Net management to meet with Sterne Agee
Field trip to company headquarters to be held in Woodland Hills, CA on September 23 hosted by Sterne Agee.
14:43 EDTUNH, WLPUnitedHealth to replace WellPoint as Georgia SHBP provider, says Deutsche Bank
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10:00 EDTCIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Societe Generale... Baker Hughes (BHI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Howard Weil... Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Bill Barrett (BBG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Cepheid (CPHD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Cigna (CI) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Extra Space Storage (EXR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... GNC Holdings (GNC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... MB Financial (MBFI) upgraded at DA Davidson... Mondelez (MDLZ) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale... Radian Group (RDN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... Skullcandy (SKUL) assumed with a Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Under Armour (UA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
08:38 EDTCICigna upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
As previously reported, Susquehanna upgraded Cigna to Positive from Neutral. The firm believes Cigna's earnings are poised to accelerate driven by a reduction in ACA related losses, conservative medical cost ratio assumptions, buybacks, and normal business growth. Price target raised to $115 from $77.
07:06 EDTCICigna upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
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