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February 24, 2014
06:41 EDTAET, UNH, WLP, CI, WCG, HNT, UAM, HUMMedicare Advantage proposal worse than bear case, says Leerink
Leerink says CMS late Friday disclosed the 2015 Advance Rate Notice for Medicare Advantage with an all-in rate of down 7.25%. The firm notes the rate is incrementally worse than its bear case expectation of down 7%. Leerink believes the advance rate notice has the most downside impact on 2015 earnings for Humana (HUM), WellCare (WCG), UnitedHealth (UNH) and Universal American (UAM), and it points out that Cigna (CI), Aetna (AET), Health Net (HNT) and WellPoint (WLP) are also exposed.
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July 16, 2015
13:53 EDTUNHUnitedHealth price target raised to $135 from $115 at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Joseph France raised his price target for UnitedHealth shares to $135 to reflect the company's Q2 earnings upside and the acquisition of Catamaran (CTRX). France reiterates a Hold rating on stock.
09:33 EDTUNHUnitedHealth does not expect Catamaran to contribute to earnings this year
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09:32 EDTUNHUnitedHealth expects medical cost trend on lower end of forecast
09:21 EDTUNHUnitedHealth says 'nothing changed' in terms of M&A strategy
The company expects to continue to build on its capabilities.
09:08 EDTUNHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:06 EDTUNHUnitedHealth expects EPS to accelerate in 2016
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08:30 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 Optum revenue $13.6B
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06:06 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 Employer & Individual revenue up 10% to $11.8B
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06:04 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 medical care ratio 81.4%
Medical cost trends remained controlled and consistent with management expectations. Reserves developed favorably by a total of $90M in the quarter. Reports Q2 operating cost ratio of 16.1%.
06:03 EDTUNHUnitedHealth raises FY15 EPS to $6.25-$6.35 from $6.15-$6.30, consensus $6.26
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06:01 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 EPS $1.64, consensus $1.59
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July 15, 2015
15:42 EDTUNHUnitedHealth July 125 straddle priced for 2.8% movement into Q2
14:53 EDTUNHNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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12:35 EDTUNHUnitedHealth July volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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10:01 EDTHNTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:53 EDTHUM, AETAetna decline creates favorable entry point, says Argus
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07:24 EDTHNTHealth Net downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies downgraded Health Net (HNT) to Hold following the acquisition by Centene (CNC).
07:23 EDTHNTCentene upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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July 14, 2015
17:02 EDTUNHCatamaran approves acquisition by UnitedHealth
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07:27 EDTAETAetna in best position among health insurers for earnings beat, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo believes that Aetna is in the best position among health insurers to report better than expected earnings. The firm says that the company's cost trend remains manageable and below guidance. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
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