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August 5, 2014
07:57 EDTCNC, CI, HNT, THC, LPNT, UNH, AGP, HS, WLP, UHS, HCA, MOH, AET, HUM, WCG, CYHACA 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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December 15, 2014
09:01 EDTHUMHumana appoints Cynthia Zipperle as Chief Accounting Officer
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08:41 EDTCNCCentene price target raised to $120 from $100 at Leerink
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07:40 EDTWLPExpress Scripts price target raised to $96 from $82 at UBS
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December 12, 2014
13:52 EDTAET, LPNT, THC, HUM, CYH, UHS, HCA, UNHLeerink healthcare services analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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08:46 EDTAETAetna price target raised to $103 from $92 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse raised Outperform rated Aetna's price target to $103 based on updated guidance and longer term growth opportunities.
08:03 EDTAETAetna 2015 EPS guidance cautious, says Wells Fargo
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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 11, 2014
08:50 EDTAETAetna sees operating EPS highest in 1Q15
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08:00 EDTCYHCommunity Health to divest Newport, Arkansas hospital
Community Health Systems announced that subsidiaries of the company have executed a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of 133-bed Harris Hospital in Newport, Arkansas, along with related outpatient services, to White County Medical Center of Searcy, Arkansas. The divestiture is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2015, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. The company does not expect the divestiture to have a meaningful impact on financial operations. Following the divestiture of Harris Hospital, Community Health Systems affiliates will continue to operate nine hospitals in Arkansas.
December 10, 2014
17:04 EDTAETAetna sees FY15 operating EPS at least $6.90, consensus $7.17
Sees FY15 operating revenue at least $62B, consensus $61.68B. Guidance to be confirmed at investor conference in New York on December 11.
17:02 EDTAETAetna backs FY14 operating EPS $6.60-$6.70, consensus $6.68
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16:29 EDTHNTHealth Net to reaffirm 2014 guidance at investor meetings
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14:45 EDTCI, AET, WLP, AGP, UNH, MOH, WCG, HNT, HS, HUM, CNCDeal would block payments to health insurance companies, The Hill says
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10:56 EDTHUMSaint Luke's enters into agreement with Humana
Saint Luke’s Health System and Humana announced an agreement through which Humana will offer a new health insurance plan to Missourians purchasing insurance through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as an exchange.
December 9, 2014
14:22 EDTAETAetna updates clinical policy for H.P. Acthar Gel
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10:31 EDTCNCCentene to host investor meeting
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December 8, 2014
16:08 EDTMOHMolina Healthcare awarded contract to administer Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program
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13:17 EDTHCAHCA Holdings agrees to repurchase 7.6M shares from Bain Capital
HCA Holdings disclosed before the open this morning that, on December 5, the company entered into an agreement to repurchase 7,612,921 shares of its common stock beneficially owned by affiliates of Bain Capital at a purchase price of $73.26 per share, the closing price of the company’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on December 5, less a discount of 1%. The share repurchase was made pursuant to the company’s existing $1B repurchase program adopted by the company’s board of directors in October. After giving effect to the Bain repurchase, a total of $917M of share repurchases will have been effectuated under the program, HCA stated.
08:22 EDTCYHCommunity Health management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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