AET : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 11, 2014
    Health Insurance Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 14, 2013
    Health Insurance Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 16, 2013
    Health Insurance Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  4. Aetna Partners with Swiss Life - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Aetna partners with Swiss Life to offer services to its multinational customers
  5. Humana Reaches New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    On Jul 11, 2013, the shares of Humana Inc. reached a new 52-week high of $86.50.
  6. Molina, Lovelace Ink Medicaid Deal - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, a unit of Molina Healthcare, Inc., inked an agreement to assume Lovelace Community Health ...
  7. Health Net Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    On Jul 5, 2013, we downgraded our recommendation on Health Net Inc. to Neutral from Outperform
  8. Humana Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    We have maintained our Neutral recommendation on Humana based on its organic and inorganic expansion and strong cash position, ...
  9. WellPoint Stays at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    We have reiterated our Neutral recommendation on WellPoint Inc.
  10. UnitedHealth Shares Hit 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Shares of UnitedHealth hits 52 week high.
  11. Ratings Action on Health Net - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    A. M. Best Co. affirmed the issuer credit rating (ICR) and debt rating of Health Net at "bb".
  12. Uncertainties Keep UnitedHealth In Value Territory

    May 30, 2013
    UnitedHealth will likely continue to thrive in the new regulatory environment, but the impact to earnings is still to be ...
  13. Humana Ends on a Mixed Note - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Humana Inc.'s (HUM) fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share (EPS) came in at $1.19. The result substantially surpassed ...
  14. Aetna Lags Est, Reaffirms Outlook - Analyst Blog

    January 31, 2013
    U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) reported its fourth quarter 2012 earnings of 94 cents per share a couple of pennies ...
  15. Aetna Buys Reinsurance Coverage - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) has announced a four-year reinsurance agreement with Vitality Re IV Limited, a newly-formed ...
  16. UNH Reports In Line - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) reported its fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of $1.20 per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus ...
  17. UnitedHealth Earnings Preview - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    UnitedHealth Group Inc.  (UNH) is set to report its fourth quarter and full year 2012 results on Jan 17, before the opening ...
  18. Still Neutral on UnitedHealth - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on the shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH). Though we are bullish on the ...
  19. Financial Stocks, Including Berkshire Hathaway, Making Big Moves ...

    December 12, 2012
    The Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.2% and the Dow has risen 0.2% so far today. The financial sector ...
  20. JPMorgan Among Financial's Biggest Movers on December 7, 2012

    December 7, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 0.7%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow is trading up 0.3% so far today. The financial ...
  21. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 27, 2012
    The health insurance industry has confronted many external challenges in the recent past, such as an uncertain regulatory ...
  22. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - Nov. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    November 27, 2012
    The health insurance industry has confronted many external challenges in the recent past, such as an uncertain regulatory ...
  23. CVH Shareholders Approve AET Buyout - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    U.S. health insurer Coventry Health Care Inc. (CVH) has announced that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of ...
  24. WellPoint Beats, Revises Guidance - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    WellPoint Inc. (WLP) reported third-quarter 2012 adjusted income of $2.09 per share, substantially beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  25. Coventry Beats Est, Lags Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    October 26, 2012
    Coventry Health Care Inc. (CVH) reported third-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of 78 cents, which surpassed the ...
  26. Aetna Beats EPS, Raises Outlook - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) reported its third quarter 2012 earnings of $1.55 per share, way ahead of the Zacks ...
  27. UNH Beats on Higher Revenue - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) reported its third quarter 2012 earnings of $1.50 per share, significantly ahead of the Zacks ...
  28. WellPoint to Issue Senior Debentures - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    Earlier this week, WellPoint Inc. (WLP) announced that it will offer 2.75% senior convertible debentures due 2042, worth ...
  29. UNH Discloses 2013 Medicare Plans - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    UnitedHealthcare - the health benefits segment of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) - has come out with its Medicare portfolio ...
  30. Fitch Lifts Humana Ratings - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    Recently, the debt rating on Humana Inc.'s (HUM) senior unsecured notes were raised to "BBB" from "BBB-" by Fitch Ratings, ...
  31. A.M. Best Rates Cigna's New Units - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    The financial strength ratings ("FSR") and issuer credit ratings ("ICR") of the subsidiaries of American Financial Group ...
  32. WellPoint Retained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    We retain our Neutral recommendation on WellPoint Inc. (WLP), following the second quarter earnings. Earnings marginally ...
  33. WellCare to Buy Easy Choice - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    In a concerted effort to expand its footprint in the western region of the United States, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG) ...
  34. United Health Hires 150 in New York - Analyst Blog

    August 29, 2012
    In an effort to strengthen its presence in the state of New York, health insurer, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) announced ...
  35. NYSE Stocks, Including Las Vegas Sands, Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 20, 2012
    The market is down this morning. The Nasdaq is down 0.2%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.3%; and the Dow has decreased 0.2%. ...
  36. Westpac Banking Corporation Among Financial's Biggest Movers ...

    August 20, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%; the S&P 500 is down 0.3%; and the Dow has declined ...
  37. Ahead of Wall Street - August 20, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 20, 2012
    Monday, August 20, 2012 Stocks have made steady gains this summer despite a number of worrying signs reaching close to ...
  38. Health Insurance Stock Review - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 27, 2012
    The health insurance industry has confronted many external challenges in the recent past, such as rising costs, a shortage ...
  39. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 27, 2012
    The health insurance industry has confronted many external challenges in the recent past, such as rising costs, a shortage ...
  40. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 27, 2012
    The health insurance industry has confronted many external challenges in the recent past, such as rising costs, a shortage ...
  41. WellPoint Misses by a Penny - Analyst Blog

    July 25, 2012
    WellPoint Inc. (WLP) reported second-quarter 2012 adjusted income of $2.04 per share, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  42. UNH Reports Strongly, Ups Estimate - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) has kicked off earnings season for the health insurance sector today by reporting second quarter ...
  43. Humana Closes SeniorBridge Purchase - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    Humana Inc. (HUM) has completed the acquisition of chronic-care provider SeniorBridge for an undisclosed amount. The purchase ...
  44. WellPoint Buys More Medicaid Exposure

    July 9, 2012
    WellPoint is paying up for a highly accretive deal in Medicaid. However, even with the market reacting well to this deal, ...
  45. What Happened to Health Care Provider Stocks? - Real Time Insight

    July 6, 2012
    Leading up to and immediately following the Obamacare Supreme Court decision, most health care stocks and funds were in focus. ...
  46. Stock Market News for June 29, 2012 - Market News

    June 29, 2012
    Investors had few expectations of something definite emerging out of the European Summit and consequently benchmarks hovered ...
  47. Obamacare's Future in the Balance - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    The country is awaiting a major event later this week with the Supreme Court scheduled to deliver a decision on the Patient ...
  48. WellPoint Acquires Eyewear Company - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    On Wednesday, WellPoint Inc. (WLP) announced that it has closed the acquisition of 1-800 CONTACTS Inc., a web and phone-based ...
  49. WellPoint to Settle Anthem Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    WellPoint Inc. (WLP) has agreed to pay $90 million as settlement payment pertaining to a lawsuit against its subsidiary, ...
  50. A Healthy Growth Strategy

    June 4, 2012
    Despite being a $310 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  51. 3 "Close-to-Perfect" Stocks

    May 2, 2012
    Trying to be perfect is different than being perfect, and these stocks are as close as you can come in a market that is ...
  52. Will United Health's Cost Trends Cooperate?

    April 24, 2012
    UnitedHealth is seeing a mixed bag with its costs.
  53. Buy Into Weakness

    April 19, 2012
    Four stocks to buy on recent market weakness.
  54. Earnings The Doctor Ordered

    January 30, 2012
    Some major health insurers are expected to have good news when they report their quarterly earnings next week.
  55. Uncertainty Still Means Discount For WellPoint

    November 30, 2011
    Uncertainty still means discount for WellPoint.
  56. No Rattle At HUM

    November 1, 2011
    Humana's growth prospects seem much better than Wall Street gives it credit for.
  57. CVS Still Needs to Prove Itself

    August 9, 2011
    A potential merger of two archrivals could increase the competitive environment for CVS significantly.
  58. Fattening Up A Portfolio While Slimming Down

    June 1, 2011
    With the numbers of overweight and obese people growing globally, investors may want to consider stocks on the front lines ...
  59. Healthcare Stocks That Will Heal Your Portfolio

    May 31, 2011
    Healthcare IT has many players. We look at which ones provide some payback for investors.
  60. Fear And Uncertainty Keeping A Lid On WellPoint

    April 29, 2011
    WellPoint has a great chance of navigating the new insurance rules, but uncertainty abounds.
  61. A Careful Growth Strategy

    March 15, 2011
    Despite being a $310 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  62. How The Republican Wins Are Benefiting HMOs

    November 11, 2010
    With the injection of some business-friendly allies, the HMOs, at least for the time being, are feeling the heat lift.
  63. WellPoint Healthier Than It Looks

    November 4, 2010
    Regulatory worries have this stock in the ICU, but the prognosis isn't bad.
  64. Humana Is Healthy For The Quarter

    November 2, 2010
    Humana's share price increase in 2010 has all but factored in the solid year the company is on track to have. Going forward, ...
  65. Rite Aid Losses Grow Again

    September 28, 2010
    Drugstore chain Rite Aid reported big losses in its latest quarter.
  66. 5 Healthcare IT Stocks To Know

    September 8, 2010
    Healthcare IT has many players. We look at which ones provide some payback for investors.
  67. The Health of Health Insurers

    July 26, 2010
    The earnings of the health insurers suggest that concerns may be a bit overblown.
  68. Dividends And Buybacks Surge Higher

    July 8, 2010
    Corporate America has nearly $2 trillion in cash and other liquid assets, and is using the funds for increased dividends ...
  69. A Careful Growth Strategy

    March 29, 2010
    Despite being a $230 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  70. Bill Miller's Favorite Picks In 2010 And Beyond

    February 12, 2010
    Miller seems to think that the best values today are in the strongest franchises that continue to churn out cash.
  71. Universal Healthcare: A Win For Health Insurers?

    January 29, 2010
    Will a universal health plan help or hinder the health insurers?
  72. Healthcare Stocks: The Diagnosis For 2010

    January 6, 2010
    The potential for additional business as a result of healthcare reform could make healthcare one of the best sectors in 2 ...
  73. Healthcare Winners And Losers

    November 5, 2009
    The winners and losers in the Senate's new healthcare bill.
  74. Value Is En Vogue Again

    September 21, 2009
    Now that the bull market is slowing down, value stocks like Humana and Lockheed-Martin are likely to come back into favor.
  75. Uncertain Health Insurer Earnings

    July 27, 2009
    Downward pressure and uncertainty have made the health insurance sector more risky than in years past.
  76. Health Insurers' Optimism May Be Overdone

    July 10, 2009
    The White House has softened its stance on health insurers.
  77. Health Care Stocks And Reform

    June 8, 2009
    Many health care stocks have done well in the past year, but with health care reform on the horizon, the picture is a little ...
  78. Target Hits The Mark In A Cloudy Economy

    February 10, 2009
    Target's low P/E, promising earnings and solid dividend suggest potential for future growth.
  79. Mixed Messages From Healthcare Plans

    August 5, 2008
    Companies' ability to contain costs is the key to finding a silver lining in healthcare providers.
  80. Three ETFs Ready To Rebound

    May 22, 2008
    Examine three obscure funds that should do well whichever direction the U.S. market moves.
  81. Prognosis Grim For Healthcare Providers

    April 11, 2008
    Thin margins, competition and tougher government oversight, all mean healthcare plan providers could be ill for a while.
  82. Sector Choice Now Matters More Than Ever

    March 27, 2008
    Many large industries are down 20%, 30% and even 50% over the past 12 months. Is your fund manager making the right moves?
  83. A Necessary Evil (WLP, AET, CI)

    June 20, 2007
    HMOs play an increasingly important part in our lives as we all get older. How well can they protect your portfolio?
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