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March 31, 2014
10:59 EDTCI, CORT, G, BKD, PRANHigh option volume stocks: PRAN BKD CI G CORT
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March 30, 2015
09:29 EDTCICatamaran buyout a 'significant positive' for holders, says Leerink
Leerink views the buyout by UnitedHealth (UNH) as a "significant positive" for the shareholders of Catamaran (CTRX). The firm does not expect additional bidders to emerge. It also believes Catamaran will retain Cigna (CI) and HealthSpring as a client given the long-term nature of the contract and Catamaran's expertise in Medicare.
March 25, 2015
07:38 EDTCIPrice targets raised for Managed Care Organizations at UBS
UBS raised its price targets on the Managed Care Organizations in their coverage universe. The firm cites increased volumes, a lack of new legislation, the potential for industry consolidation, and limited exposure to international markets that face a weak macro economic backdrop. UBS raised its price target on Aetna (AET) to $128 from $120, Anthem (ANTM) to $175 from $163, Cigna (CI) to $149 from $140 and United Health (UNH) to $135 from $131. UBS has a Buy rating on all four stocks.
March 23, 2015
08:07 EDTBKDBofA/Merrill healthcare high yield analyst has analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare High Yield Analyst Bland provides an update on the current state of the bond markets and the ability of healthcare providers to utilize debt financing on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on March 24 at 10 am.
March 20, 2015
08:18 EDTCILeerink healthcare services analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare Services Analyst Gupte discusses Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and the proposed pay-fors and implications For Healthcare Services on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on March 20 at 11 am.
07:35 EDTBKDBrookdale Senior Living price target raised to $46 from $41 at Jefferies
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March 17, 2015
08:46 EDTBKDHCP, Brookdale announce $849M acquisition of senior housing portfolio
Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) and HCP, Inc. (HCP) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire from Chartwell Retirement Residences a portfolio of 35 private pay senior housing communities representing 5,025 units for $849M. The Portfolio will be acquired using a RIDEA joint venture structure with HCP and Brookdale owning 90% and 10%, respectively. Brookdale has operated these communities since 2011 after its acquisition of Horizon Bay, and will continue to manage the communities post-closing under a long-term management agreement. Located in eight states with concentrations in Florida, Texas and Colorado, the Portfolio is comprised of: (i) 33 senior housing properties representing 4,792 units with a diversified care mix of 46% assisted living, 45% independent living, 5% memory care and 4% skilled nursing; and (ii) leasehold interests in two communities, which properties are wholly-owned by HCP, representing 233 units including purchase option rights exercisable in 2017. The majority of the units are located within the nationís top 31 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Currently 89% occupied with an average monthly rate of $3,425, the Portfolio is expected to be acquired unencumbered by third party debt, and is projected to generate a first year cash yield of approximately 6.6%. The closing of this acquisition, expected in the third quarter of 2015, is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. There can be no assurance that the acquisition will close or, if it does, when the closing will occur.
08:06 EDTGGenpact expands partnership with Exilant
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March 16, 2015
15:43 EDTBKDBrookdale Senior Living says has met with Sandell 'extensively'
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15:39 EDTBKDBrookdale Senior Living confirms receipt of director nominations
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