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4 Great Healthcare Stocks to Buy Ahead of Q4 Earnings

2018-01-17 investorplace
Given that repealing and replacing Obamacare was on the top of the Trump administration’s agenda, the healthcare sector exited 2017 quite creditably. Such gains are likely to continue with the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLV) up 23% over the last one year, a shade higher than the S&P 500’s increase of 22.1%. Also, though the individual mandate for Obamacare has now been abolished, prospects for the sector continue to remain bright. (101-0)

4 Great Healthcare Stocks to Buy Ahead of Q4 Earnings

2018-01-17 zacks
Given that repealing and replacing Obamacare was on the top of the Trump administration’s agenda, the healthcare sector exited 2017 quite creditably. Such gains are likely to continue with the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) up 23% over the last one year, a shade higher than the S&P 500’s increase of 22.1%. Also, though the individual mandate for Obamacare has now been abolished, prospects for the sector continue to remain bright. (97-0)

UnitedHealth (UNH) Beats on Q4 Earnings, Revises 2018 View

2018-01-16 zacks
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH - Free Report) came up with earnings of $2.59 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.50. Earnings also rose 22.7% year over year. (73-0)

ANTM or AET: Which is a Better Pick in Booming HMO Industry?

2018-01-15 zacks
The health insurers had a solid run last year thanks to increasing enrollment, product development, business diversification, cost control efforts, increased operating efficiencies and a strong capital position.  All these led to top line and bottom-line growth for most of the players. Nevertheless, higher medical costs, public exchange woes, stiff competition, stringent regulations and compliance costs were a drag. (120-0)

Higher Optum Revenues to Drive UnitedHealth (UNH) Q4 Earnings

2018-01-15 zacks
We believe UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s (UNH - Free Report) health services business named, Optum, will be a key driver for fourth-quarter earnings. Notably, Optum serves the global health care marketplace including payers, care providers, employers, governments, life sciences companies and consumers. The company is investing in this segment with an aim to diversify earnings and seek protection from the highly regulated health services business, which has been significant for the company. (74-0)

UnitedHealth's Q4 Earnings to Benefit From Higher Enrollment

2018-01-12 zacks
UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s (UNH - Free Report) fourth-quarter earnings are expected to benefit from increased number of individuals served across its government businesses. The company is an industry leader and has been growing its enrollment consistently from past several quarters owing to its huge market share in each of the business line it operates. Growth in Medical Membership: We expect medical membership growth in the to-be reported quarter to witness an increase in number of members served in its government business, partially offset by a decline in the international and commercial segments. (87-0)

5 HMO Stocks to Continue Rewarding Investors

2018-01-12 zacks
The Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) industry has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 over the last five years with its 285.2% appreciation, easily trumping the S&P 500’s 90.2%.  But the industry started pulling even further ahead in 2015 and again after the election of President Donald Trump. It is currently in the top 9% of Zacks industries. (72-1)

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Coca-Cola, Comcast, EA, Etsy, Facebook, FuelCell, Snap, Walmart and More

2018-01-12 247wallst
Stocks were indicated higher on Friday after a strong Thursday gain to all-time highs. The start of 2018 looks to be the best annual start going back to the late 1980s, but the bull market is also now just two months away from being nine years old. Investors are deciding how to position their portfolios for 2018 and beyond. Those same investors are also looking for new ideas. (454-0)

What Remains For Rite Aid Corporation? The Risks of Going It Alone

2018-01-11 investorplace
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) enters 2018 as a different investment proposition following the sale of about half its business to Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE:WBA). (380-1)

What Should You Expect From UnitedHealth Group Inc Stock in 2018? | InvestorPlace

2018-01-11 investorplace
UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE: UNH) is the biggest integrated player in the healthcare sector. Through its UnitedHealthcare division, it supplies individuals as well as public and private entities with healthcare plans. Through its Optum divisions, it helps make operations more efficient and create better outcomes for patients. It also has a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) arm that’s included in one of these divisions. (97-0)

Robust Revenues to Drive UnitedHealth's (UNH) Q4 Earnings

2018-01-11 zacks
We expect UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH - Free Report) results for the fourth quarter of 2107 to show broad-based growth across all segments of the enterprise. The company will reslease results on Jan 16, before the opening bell. (87-0)

Demographic Delusions - A Different Look At Skilled Nursing And Healthcare REITs

2018-01-10 seekingalpha
There is huge demographic transition well under way involving the aging of the USA. However the idea that it provides "Inevitable Tailwinds" for Skilled Nursing or for REITs is incorrect. (151-0)

Did You Have 50% Dividend Growth In 2017?  I Did.

2018-01-05 seekingalpha
I collected $5,825 in dividends in 2017, a 50% increase over the $3,901 in 2016.  That included $765 in December. How did you fare? (638-1)

Intel shares fall as investors worry about costs of chip flaw - Channel NewsAsia

2018-01-04 channelnewsasia
Intel Corp shares fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday as investors worried about the potential financial liability and reputational hit from recently disclosed security flaws in its widely used microprocessors. (913-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Anthem, Humana, Centene, Molina Healthcare and Joint

2018-01-04 zacks
Chicago, IL – Jan 04, 2018 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Anthem (ANTM - Free Report) , Humana (HUM - Free Report) , Centene Corp. (CNC - Free Report) , Molina Healthcare, Inc. (MOH - Free Report) and Joint Corporation (JYNT - Free Report) . (479-0)

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