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October 14, 2012
12:35 EDTMCHP, ABC, AET, EXC, ALTR, UNH, PEG, RLI, RLCongress Asset's Peter Andersen searches for dividend growth, Barron's reports
Peter Andersen, a portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management in Boston, has come up with a screen that shows stocks where the dividend yield could grow because the firms have shown a penchant to increase the dividend and the payout ratio is low. Those with high potential to support growing dividends: UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Aetna (AET), Ralph Lauren (RL), Altera (ALTR), AmerisourceBergen (ABC). Those with low potential: RLI (RLI), Exelon (EXC), Microchip Tech (MCHP) and Public Service Enterprise (PEG). Reference Link
News For UNH;AET;RL;ALTR;ABC;RLI;EXC;MCHP;PEG From The Last 14 Days
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April 16, 2015
06:06 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q1 medical care ratio down 140 basis points to 81.1%
The first quarter operating cost ratio of 16.6% increased 20 basis points year-over-year due to higher growth in services businesses. The first quarter tax rate of 43.3% increased 130 basis points year-over-year due to higher levels of nondeductible ACA fees. First quarter days sales outstanding of 13 days increased 1 day year-over-year, due to higher growth in government programs. Days claims payable was flat year-over-year at 47 days.
06:05 EDTUNHUnitedHealth says Catamaran combination to contribute 30c to 2016 earnings
06:05 EDTUNHUnitedHealth raises FY15 EPS to $6.15-$6.30 from $6.00-$6.25, consensus $6.21
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06:01 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q1 EPS $1.46, consensus $1.35
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06:01 EDTALTRAltera implied volatility of 71 at upper end of index
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April 15, 2015
15:53 EDTALTRAltera cases illustrates challenges Intel may face in dealmaking, WSJ says
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14:46 EDTUNHUnitedHealth technical notes before earnings
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14:26 EDTALTRAltera volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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14:21 EDTUNHUnitedHealth April volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
UnitedHealth April call option implied volatility is at 58, May is at 26, June is at 23; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 16.
11:51 EDTUNHExpress Scripts down 2% as Walgreens speaks at analyst day
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April 14, 2015
08:14 EDTMCHPBMW implements Microchip's INICs in 2 Series Active Tourer
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April 13, 2015
19:18 EDTALTROn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:52 EDTALTRAltera holders Candid, Tig looking for sale to Intel, Bloomberg says
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16:48 EDTALTRAltera up 1.4% following Bloomberg report of holders pushing for sale to Intel
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16:45 EDTALTRAltera holders Candid, Tig looking for sale to Intel, Bloomberg says
10:58 EDTUNH, AETCigna, Humana seen as potential takeover targets in Managed Care space
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10:00 EDTUNHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:33 EDTUNH, AETJefferies sees low probability of WellCare, Centene buyouts
After running several acquisition scenarios for the Managed Care space, Jefferies says potential takeovers of WellCare (WCG) and Centene (CNC) are "hard to justify." The firm estimates acquirers will only be able to generate 1%-3% accretion from buying either company at a 20% premium to current share prices. The deal that makes the most financial sense is Aetna (AET) buying Cigna (CI), Jefferies says today in a note to investors. Also financially attractive would be a buyout of Humana (HUM) by either Anthem (ANTM) or Aetna, the firm adds. After analyzing the Managed Care space, it upgraded this morning shares of UnitedHealth (UNH) to Buy from Hold with a $141 price target. Jefferies also has Buy ratings on Aetna, Anthem, Health Net (HNT) and Molina Healthcare (MOH).
07:03 EDTUNHUnitedHealth upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies upgraded UnitedHealth to Buy saying the company's outlook continues to improve. It believes headwinds are turning to tailwinds in UNH's Medicare Advantage business and raised its price target for shares to $141 from $106.
05:51 EDTALTRStocks with implied volatility movement; ALTR GPO
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Altera (ALTR) 68, GoPro (GPRO) 62 according to iVolatility.
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