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November 7, 2012
10:41 EDTOXF, MGLN, CNK, VHS, NWSA, HST, CNC, UHS, MRO, FOSL, MTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ArcelorMittal (MT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Centene (CNC) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Cinemark (CNK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Fossil (FOSL) upgraded to Buy from Above Average at Caris... Host Hotels (HST) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Magellan Health (MGLN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Marathon Oil (MRO) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter... News Corp. (NWSA) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... Oxford Resource Partners (OXF) upgraded to Hold from Underweight at BB&T... Universal Health (UHS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Vanguard Health (VHS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
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June 25, 2015
10:39 EDTUHSUniversal Health, HCA have most potential upside after ACA ruling, says Leerink
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10:23 EDTUHSUniversal Health volatility flat, Obamacare subsidies upheld
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10:14 EDTUHSHospital stocks jump after Supreme Court upholds 'Obamacare' subsidies
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10:11 EDTUHS, CNCACA tax subsidies upheld by Supreme Court
The decision of the Fourth Circuit was affirmed in King v. Burwell by a vote of 6 to 3, according to multiple media reports. The Supreme Court upholding the lower court ruling means that individuals who get health insurance through an exchange established by the federal government will be eligible for tax subsidies in all 50 states. Publicly traded companies in the health insurance space include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellCare (WCG). Publicly traded companies in the hospital space include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS).
10:00 EDTMROOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AT&T (T) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Buy, added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill... Finish Line (FINL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Gran Tierra (GTE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Greenhill & Co. (GHL) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman... Magnum Hunter (MHR) upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One... Marathon Oil (MRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Newpark Resources (NR) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Office Depot (ODP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... Quanex (NX) upgraded to Outperform from In-Line at Imperial Capital... Vestas Wind (VWDRY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Web.com (WWWW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... NRG Yield upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale.
05:59 EDTMROMarathon Oil upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst William Featherston upgraded Marathon Oil to Buy after his firm raised its 2015 Brent and WTI oil price forecasts for 2015 and 2016. Marathon is an inexpensive way to play rising oil prices, Featherston tells investors in a recent note. He has a $32 price target for the stock.
05:56 EDTMROChesapeake downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst William Featherston downgraded Chesapeake Energy (CHK) to Sell after his firm cut its long-term normalized natural gas price forecast to $4.00 from $4.50. Featherston thinks Chesapeake carries "far too much financial leverage" and he views the shares as expensive relative to peers. The analyst cut his price target for the stock to $11 from $16. Shares of the natural gas producer closed yesterday down 22c to $11.56. Featherston coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of Marathon Oil (MRO) to Buy.
June 23, 2015
13:09 EDTNWSAHulu to sell Showtime premium package for subscribers
Hulu (DIS;NWSA;CMSA) will sell Showtime Networks' (CBS) Internet streaming service to subscribers in early July, reports Variety. Hulu will offer Showtime to its subscribers for $8.99 in addition to the $7.99 fee Hulu subscribers pay per month.Reference Link
08:56 EDTHSTCitigroup to hold a field trip
European Housing Field Trip travels throughout Europe visiting with various companies on June 23-26.
June 22, 2015
06:37 EDTCNC, UHSHealth insurers may change policies based on King v. Burwell ruling, NYT says
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June 19, 2015
10:09 EDTUHS, CNCFly Watch: Supreme Court may release key ACA decision soon
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07:37 EDTUHSSupreme Court decision on ACA suit due soon, says UBS
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June 18, 2015
16:41 EDTMROTexas Instruments names Janet Clark to board of directors
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11:45 EDTNWSADow Jones to begin round of job cuts today, NY Times reports
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08:07 EDTNWSANews Corp. announces plans to initiate dividend
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08:00 EDTNWSANews Corp. amends stockholder rights plan
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07:51 EDTCNCIncrease in 3R backstop most positive for Humana, says Leerink
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07:38 EDTUHS, MGLNLeerink to hold a roundtable
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June 17, 2015
12:13 EDTMGLNMagellan Health receives NOI to extend Iowa Medicaid contract through Dec. 31
Magellan Health said in a regulatory filing that on June 17, the company received a notice of intent to extend the Iowa Medicaid Contract through December 31, to coincide with the start date of new Iowa High Quality Healthcare Initiative. On February 16the Iowa Department of Human Services released the Iowa High Quality Healthcare Initiative Request for Proposal. The Agency intends to contract on a statewide basis with two to four managed care plan bidders with a demonstrated capacity to coordinate care and provide a full range of managed care services and quality outcomes for the state’s entire Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program populations. The program will enroll the majority of the Iowa Medicaid and CHIP populations and will also provide services for individuals qualifying for Iowa Department of Public Health funded substance abuse services. The anticipated start of the contract is January 1, 2016 for an initial period of three years and the ability for the Agency to extend the contract for two additional two year terms. The RFP includes the services provided by the company’s current Iowa Contracts. The company has submitted a bid on this RFP. There can be no assurance that the company will be awarded a contract pursuant to the RFP, or that the terms of any contract awarded pursuant to the RFP will be similar to the current Iowa Contracts.
June 16, 2015
15:51 EDTMGLNMagellan Health: John Littel joins as SVP of government affairs/communications
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