New User:

-or-
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?

Stock Market & Financial Investment News

News Breaks
February 7, 2014
11:03 EDTCNC, HNT, MOH, WLP, CI, UNH, HS, AGP, HUM, AET, WCGCigna tumbles after profit forecast trails estimates
Shares of global health service company Cigna (CI) are falling after the company reported mixed fourth quarter results, and issued a disappointing profit forecast for fiscal 2014. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Cigna reported Q4 adjusted earnings per share of $1.39 and revenue of $8.15B, against consensus views of $1.57 and $8.09B, respectively. The company forecast FY14 profit of $6.80-$7.20, significantly trailing analysts’ expectations of $7.31. The company expects FY14 global medical customer growth of 1%-2%, and sees continued growth in targeted customer segments. ANALYST REACTON: This morning, research firm Susquehanna downgraded Cigna to Neutral from Positive due to lower profits in both its Healthcare and Supplemental Benefits segments, and Q4 pressures in Medicare Advantage. The firm cut its price target on the shares to $77 from $102. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Cigna is down $8.10, or 9.5%, to $77.27 on nearly twice its average daily trading volume. Despite the slide, the stock is up over 26% in the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded companies in the healthcare space include AMERIGROUP (AGP), Aetna (AET), Centene (CNC), Health Net (HNT), Healthspring (HS), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH), WellCare (WCG) and WellPoint (WLP).
News For WCG;HS;MOH;AET;UNH;HNT;HUM;CI;CNC;AGP;WLP From The Last 14 Days
Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
1 | 2 | all recent news | >>
November 11, 2014
12:55 EDTMOH, WLP, HUM, WCG, HS, UNH, CNC, HNT, CI, AGP, AETWorkarounds to likely protect insurers from Supreme Court decision, says Wedbush
Subscribe for More Information
November 10, 2014
15:53 EDTWLPCredit Suisse to hold a conference
Healthcare Conference is being held in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 10-13 with webcasted company presentations to begin on November 11 at 10:30 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
10:06 EDTAETAetna selected for new Louisiana Medicaid contract
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana, an Aetna health plan established to administer managed Medicaid services in Louisiana, has been selected by the State Department of Health & Hospitals to provide access to health care for eligible Louisianans. The three-year contract is scheduled to take effect Feb. 1, 2015.
08:46 EDTAETAetna price target raised to $99 from $90 at Jefferies
Jefferies raised its price target for Aetna shares to $99 after meeting with management and keeps a Buy rating on the stock. The firm believes Aetna's 2015 earnings growth can top the consensus of 10%.
07:34 EDTWLPWellPoint has strong momentum heading into 2015, says UBS
UBS said WellPoint has strong momentum across all business segments heading into 2015. The firm expects the company's national account business to grow and sees the company having earnings power from the public exchanges, Medicare, and Medicaid. UBS reiterates its Buy rating on WellPoint and raised its price target to $150 from $144.
06:29 EDTCICigna to restructure HIV prescription drug benefits, WSJ reports
Subscribe for More Information
November 7, 2014
14:14 EDTAET, CI, UNH, AGP, WCG, WLP, HS, CNC, HUM, HNT, MOHACA subsidies look likely to be upheld, says UBS
After the Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging the government's right to pay ACA subsidies through the federal exchange, UBS says "it seems quite likely" that the subsidies will be upheld. The firm says that most experts expect a majority of justices to adopt the view that the law's intent was to expand coverage as widely as possible. Publicly traded hospital owners include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS).Publicly traded health insurers include AMERIGROUP (AGP), Aetna (AET), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Healthspring (HS), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH), WellCare (WCG) and WellPoint (WLP).
10:58 EDTHUMHumana upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
As previously reported, Goldman upgraded Humana to Neutral from Sell. The firm upgraded shares based on strong execution, reasonable guidance, and reduced risks. Price target is $156.
10:52 EDTHUMHumana upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
Subscribe for More Information
06:17 EDTHUMHumana sees FY15 CapEx $575M0$625M, FY15 cash flow $1.5B-$1.8B
Subscribe for More Information
06:15 EDTHUMHumana raises FY14 revenue $48B-$49B from $47B-$49B, consensus $48.64B
Subscribe for More Information
06:11 EDTHUMHumana to inititae $500M accelerated repurchase program after market close
Subscribe for More Information
06:10 EDTHUMHumana reports Q3 EPS $1.85, consensus $2.31
Reports Q3 revenue $12.24B, consensus $12.34B
06:07 EDTHUMHumana expects 2015 individual Medicare Advantage membership to grow to 255K
Subscribe for More Information
06:07 EDTHUMHumana to inititae $500M accelerated repurchase program after market close
Subscribe for More Information
06:07 EDTHUMHumana sees FY15 revenue $53.5B-$54.5B, consensus $53.66B
Subscribe for More Information
06:06 EDTHUMHumana sees meaningful increase in enterprise wide benefit of higher membership
The company said, "We expect the strong value proposition we provide our members, such as high Star quality ratings, relatively flat premiums and benefits and stable provider networks, will position us well for further membership growth and increasing return on capital.”
06:05 EDTHUMHumana sees FY15 EPS $8.50-$9.00, consensus $8.83
Subscribe for More Information
06:05 EDTHUMHumana narrows FY14 adjusted EPS to $7.40-$7.60 from $7.25-$7.75
FY14 EPS consensus of $7.75
06:05 EDTHUMHumana reports Q3 EPS $1.85, consensus $2.31
Subscribe for More Information
1 | 2 | all recent news | >>

Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.

I agree to the theflyonthewall.com disclaimer & terms of use