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February 20, 2014
06:42 EDTWLP, HNT, MOHMore than 700,000 enrolled in California Obamacare plans
Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services announced yesterday that as of Jan. 31, more than 1.6M Californians had signed up for either Covered California health insurance plans or for low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal. Nearly half of those covered — 728,410 Californians — selected a Covered California health insurance plan, the agencies added. This strong enrollment trend is extending into February, where in the first two weeks more than 100,000 individuals enrolled in Covered California, increasing the cumulative total enrollment in Covered California to 828,638, they stated. Companies providing plans under the auspices of Covered California, which operates California's Obamacare exchange, include Wellpoint (WLP), HealthNet (HNT), and Molina Healthcare (MOH).
News For WLP;HNT;MOH From The Last 14 Days
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October 29, 2014
06:04 EDTWLPWellPoint sees medical membership in FY14 to be 37.2M-37.3M
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06:03 EDTWLPWellPoint reports medical enrollment up 0.7% or 259K to 37.5M as of September 30
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06:02 EDTWLPWellPoint sees FY14 EPS excl. items $8.75-$8.85, consensus $8.72
Sees FY14 revenue $73.25B-$73.5B, consensus $73.5B
06:01 EDTWLPWellPoint reports Q3 adjusted EPS $2.36, consensus $2.27
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October 28, 2014
15:44 EDTWLPNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Southern Company (SO), consensus $1.07; Phillips 66 (PSX), consensus $1.75; Automatic Data Processing (ADP), consensus 60c; Praxair (PX), consensus $1.63; WellPoint (WLP), consensus $2.27; Exelon (EXC), consensus 73c; Eaton (ETN), consensus $1.23; Hess (HES), consensus $1.08; TE Connectivity (TEL), consensus $1.00; McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), consensus 94c; Waste Management (WM), consensus 68c; Hershey (HSY), consensus $1.08; Ralph Lauren (RL), consensus $2.06; Wisconsin Energy (WEC), consensus 53c; Garmin (GRMN), consensus 71c; Sealed Air (SEE), consensus 46c; DENTSPLY (XRAY), consensus 60c; Goodyear Tire (GT), consensus 70c; Revlon (REV), one estimate 45c; Booz Allen (BAH), consensus 41c; Carlyle Group (CG), consensus 54c.
08:49 EDTWLPWellPoint volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
WellPoint October weekly call option implied volatility is at 63, November is at 30, December is at 26, January is at 25; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 29.
October 27, 2014
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.
October 24, 2014
10:03 EDTHNTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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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 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 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.

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