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July 22, 2014
13:46 EDTWCG, UHS, CYH, LPNT, HCA, UNH, MOH, CNC, AGP, AET, CI, HS, HUM, HNT, WLP, THCCourt upholds Obamacare subsidies, NY Times says
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond earlier today upheld Obamacare subsidies in states that do not operate their own Obamacare exchanges, according to the New York Times. The decision came hours after United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the opposite ruling, deciding that the government could not disburse subsidies in states that do not operate Obamacare exchanges. 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).Publicly traded hospitals include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS). Reference Link
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October 28, 2014
06:02 EDTAETAetna reports Q3 operating EPS $1.79, consensus $1.58
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October 27, 2014
17:07 EDTUHSUniversal Health reports Q3 EPS $1.36, consensus $1.36
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15:36 EDTHCA, AETNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:34 EDTUHSNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Amgen (AMGN), consensus $2.11; General Growth Properties (GGP), consensus 31c; Avalonbay (AVB), consensus $2.00; Hartford Financial (HIG), consensus 83c; Universal Health Services (UHS), consensus $1.36; XL Group (XL), consensus 63c; Masco (MAS), consensus 32c; Plum Creek Timber (PCL), consensus 30c; T-Mobile US (TMUS), consensus 2c; Cliffs Natural (CLF), consensus (3c); Twitter (TWTR), consensus 1c; American Capital Agency (AGNC), consensus 73c; DDR Corp. (DDR), consensus 30c; PartnerRe (PRE), consensus $3.66; Owens & Minor (OMI), consensus 47c; Manitowoc (MTW), consensus 42c; Compass Minerals (CMP), consensus 78c; Allison Transmission (ALSN), consensus 30c; Regal Entertainment (RGC), consensus 17c.
08:43 EDTHNTHealth Net sell-off a buying opportunity, says Susquehanna
Susquehanna said the recent sell-off in Health Net is a buying opportunity as the firm believes 2015 estimates remain very achievable even if California enrollments track 50% below consensus expectations. Susquehanna reiterates its Positive rating and $60 price target on Health Net shares.
07:28 EDTUNH, HUMMedical Group Management Association to hold a conference
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07:23 EDTLPNT, HCAAmerican College of Surgeons holds a conference
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06:14 EDTCNCCentene subsidiary recommended for contract award by Louisiana DHH
Centene announced that its wholly-owned Louisiana subsidiary, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, has been recommended for a contract award by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, or DHH, to serve its Bayou Health, or Medicaid, beneficiaries. A contract is contingent upon successful negotiations with DHH and approval by the Division of Administration and by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, Regional Office. The new Bayou Health contract is expected to commence in early 1Q15. Under the new contract, Louisiana Healthcare Connections expects to serve 320,000-350,000 Medicaid beneficiaries on an at-risk basis via a network of 10,500 primary care providers and specialists. This expansion will more than double annual revenues for Louisiana Healthcare Connections.
October 26, 2014
12:49 EDTCNCCentene announces new claims processing facility
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October 24, 2014
10:51 EDTHCA, UHS, THC, CYH, LPNTLeerink healthcare analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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10:03 EDTHNTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:12 EDTLPNTLifePoint Hospitals expects continued momentum through Q4
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07:12 EDTLPNTLifePoint Hospitals sees FY14 EPS $3.26-$3.39, consensus $3.09
Sees FY14 revenue $4.45B-$4.50B, consensus $4.30B.
07:11 EDTLPNTLifePoint Hospitals reports Q3 EPS from cont. ops. 59c, consensus 74c
Reports Q3 revenue $1.17B, consensus $1.09B.
07:00 EDTHNTHealth Net downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup downgraded Health Net two notches to Sell from Buy citing the stock's 60% year-to-date rally and its belief that 2015 consensus estimates are too high. Citi thinks the company's dual enrollment in California is tracking well short of projections. It raised its price target for shares to $42 from $35.
October 23, 2014
15:39 EDTLPNTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:40 EDTAETWal-Mart's Sam's Club offering services to small businesses
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October 22, 2014
13:58 EDTHUMHumana hires Goldman to explore sale of urgent care unit, Reuters reports
Humana has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to advise on a potential sale of its urgent care subsidiary, Concentra, according to Reuters, citing three people familiar with the matter. A deal could value the subsidiary, which Humana acquired less than four years ago, at around $1B, the report noted. Reference Link
October 20, 2014
13:01 EDTWLPWellPoint renews agremeent with Healthways to continue SilverSneakers program
SilverSneakers Fitness program will continue to be available to most members of WellPointís (WLP) affiliated Medicare Advantage plans as a result of its renewed agreement with Healthways (HWAY), which administers the popular program. SilverSneakers offers fitness programs geared toward older adults, including strength training and aerobic and flexibility exercises. The program offers WellPoint affiliated Medicare Advantage members full memberships at participating fitness facilities nationwide at no extra cost.
07:15 EDTHCA, UHSAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to hold annual meeting
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