WellPoint price target raised to $130 from $120 at Leerink Leerink believes WellPoint (WLP) has "strong negotiating leverage" against Express Scripts (ESRX) over the 10-year contract between the two companies. Leerink thinks the contract could be renewed early under more favorable rates for WellPoint. The firm raised its price target for shares to $130 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock. Leerink also raised its price target for Express Scripts shares to $85 from $80.
WellPoint renews agremeent with Healthways to continue SilverSneakers program SilverSneakers Fitness program will continue to be available to most members of WellPoint’s (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.