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

21h 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)

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)

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)

Anthem Buys HealthSun to Expand Medicare Business in Florida

2017-12-22 zacks
Anthem, Inc. (ANTM - Free Report) has completed the acquisition of HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and health care delivery networks in Florida. (73-0)

Gilead's 2018 And Beyond - Buckle Up For A New Gilead

2017-12-22 seekingalpha
It's the time of year for prognostication. Gilead (GILD) presents a ripe subject for this dark art. Investors have grown weary of its fading HCV bonanza. The thesis of this article is that HCV presents a distorted lens through which to assess Gilead's prospects. Gilead began 2017 with the stated goal of "changing the conversation" surrounding the company so that HCV was no longer the dominant issue controlling its fortunes. (49-0)

Humana, private equity firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $810 million

2017-12-20 in.reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc (HUM.N) and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc (KND.N) on Tuesday for about $810 million, the latest expansion by an American health insurer into patient care. (144-0)

20 Fresh Stock Buybacks Could Send $100 Billion Back to Shareholders

2017-12-16 247wallst
Investors love when companies pay solid dividends and when they announce strong stock buyback plans. With the tax reform goal of taking corporate taxes down to 21% from 35%, there is still a debate over how much of this money will go back to investors versus how much will be used for capital spending or hiring. (239-2)

Why New Roadblock for Dealmaking May Be Vertical - Bloomberg

2017-12-15 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (323-0)

Cancer Patients With Little Time Left Wait for Gilead’s New Drug - Bloomberg

2017-12-14 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (73-0)

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