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January 3, 2013
05:50 EDTWLP, AET, UNH, HNTManaged Care sector downgraded to Neutral at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank downgraded its rating on the Managed Care sector to Neutral from Positive citing higher underwriting risks and a lack of catalysts. The firm downgraded shares of UnitedHealth (UNH) and Wellpoint (WLP) to Hold from Buy, upgraded shares of Health Net (HNT) to Hold from Sell, and kept a Buy rating on shares of Aetna (AET), its top pick in the space.
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June 25, 2015
13:57 EDTAETHumana spikes on nearing deal to be acquired by Aetna
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13:53 EDTAETHumana nearing deal to be acquired by Aetna, Bloomberg reports
Aetna (AET) is nearing an acquisition of Humana (HUM) and a deal could be reached as early as this weekend, Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Aetna's bid includes cash and stock, and talks between the two the companies picked up after Anthem (ANTM) came public with a bid for Cigna (CI), Bloomberg adds. Both Aetna and Cigna bid for Humana, a source told Bloomberg, with Humana's board preferring the offer from Aetna. Shares of Humana are up $14.72 to $198.95 following Bloomberg's report. Reference Link
13:43 EDTAETHumana received offer from Cigna, Aetna, prefers Aetna, Bloomberg says
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13:43 EDTAETAetna nearing deal to acquire Humana, Bloomberg reports
11:06 EDTHNT, UNH, AETHospitals, insurers climb after Supreme Court rules on ACA subsidies
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10:11 EDTHNT, AET, UNHACA 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).
09:40 EDTUNH, AETMultiple parties expressing interest in Humana, CNBC reports
Humana (HUM) has received expressions of interest from multiple companies, CNBC's David Faber reports. The interest does not mean multiples bids are forthcoming, Faber added.
June 24, 2015
17:57 EDTAET, UNHWall Street applauds Senate giving go-ahead for 'fast track' trade powers
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10:00 EDTUNH, AETOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:36 EDTAETAetna initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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06:35 EDTUNHUnitedHealth initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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05:42 EDTUNHCatamaran downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS downgraded Catamaran (CTRX) to Neutral saying the stock new fully reflects the UnitedHealth (UNH) takeover deal terms. UnitedHealth management in recent meetings expressed confidence that its pending $61.50 per share purchase of Catamaran will still close in the second half of 2015, UBS tells investors.
June 23, 2015
07:44 EDTAETHumana takeover looks unlikely below $210/share, says Leerink
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07:25 EDTUNHPiper Jaffray to hold a summit
2015 Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit is being held in Minneapolis on June 23-24.
June 22, 2015
18:56 EDTAETCigna/Anthem deal could leave Humana with Aetna as only suitor, Bloomberg says
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08:16 EDTAETAnthem, Cigna deal would be negative for Catamaran, says Leerink
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07:54 EDTAETAnthem, Cigna deal likely to be consummated, says Leerink
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07:16 EDTAETAnthem should be bought after Cigna offer, says Stifel
After Anthem, (ANTM) offered to buy Cigna (CI) and the latter company rejected the bid, Stifel estimates that the deal would have been 10% accretive for Anthem in the first year and 20% accretive in the second year. The firm thinks that accretion from the deal will probably be higher than expected. It also recommends buying Aetna (AET) as it believes that the Anthem offer suggests that Aetna will benefit more than expected from its own deal. The firm is cautious on Humana (HUM), saying that it may lose two potential buyers in Anthem and Cigna, while Humana may retreat if Aetna does not acquire the company quickly.
06:51 EDTUNH, AETHealth insurer tie-ups could cut competition, WSJ reports
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06:37 EDTUNH, HNT, AETHealth insurers may change policies based on King v. Burwell ruling, NYT says
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