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

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

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 14, 2013
    Health Insurance Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  4. Obamacare Is Coming, Ready Or Not

    October 1, 2013
    There’s going to be plenty of money to be made in Obamacare, but investors need to be selective to find the best value. We'll ...
  5. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 16, 2013
    Health Insurance Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  6. Cigna Forms Another ACO - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Cigna furthers its accountable care initiative
  7. Enstar to Acquire Torus Insurance - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Enstar Group Limited has inked a deal to acquire global specialty insurer Torus Insurance Holdings Limited.
  8. Progressive Earnings to Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    We expect auto insurer Progressive Corp. to beat expectations when it reports second-quarter 2013 results on Jul 11.
  9. Assurant Shares Hit 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Assurant shares touches 52 week high price
  10. HIIQ Launches HealtheMed Plan - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Health Insurance Innovations, Inc in association with HCC Life Insurance Company, recently introduced a new short-term medical ...
  11. Aetna Forms another ACO - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Aetna furthers its Accountable Care Organisation program.
  12. V.F. Corp. Hits New 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Shares of V.F. Corp. reached a new 52-week high of $195.06 on Friday, Jun 28.
  13. Aetna Shares Reach 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2013
    Aetna shares touches 52 week high price.
  14. AET Forms ACO with Bon Secours Health - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Aetna furthers its Accountable Care program initiative.
  15. Cigna, Valley Preferred Form ACO - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Cigna forms first Accountable Care Organisation in Pennsylvania.
  16. AIG to Decide ILFC's Fate Soon - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    After missing the latest June deadline, AIG has extended the closure of ILFC sale by July this year and also registered it ...
  17. A.M. Best Affirms Aetna's Ratings - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    A.M.Best reiterates the investment grade rating of Aetna
  18. Top-Performing Dividend Payers in Health Care with the Most Upside ...

    June 8, 2013
    It is not unusual for stocks on a tear to overrun their mean price targets, which is a signal of how far analysts on average ...
  19. WellPoint Cheaper Than UnitedHealth, But The Risks Are Higher

    June 3, 2013
    WellPoint may deserve a discount, but the shares look cheap even on modest expectations.
  20. Assured Guaranty Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    In order to share more profits with its shareholders, the board of directors of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) approved an 11% ...
  21. CIGNA Sheds Run-Off Biz - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    In an effort to reduce risk and strengthen financial flexibility the U.S. health insurer CIGNA Corp. (CI), has announced ...
  22. AET Partners Texas Health, Forms ACO - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) has agreed to form an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with Texas Health Resources. ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. WellPoint Beats Earnings Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    WellPoint Inc. (WLP) reported fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted income of $1.03 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  25. AET Partners Optimus, Forms ACO - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) has agreed to form an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with Optimus HealthCare Partners. ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. AtlantiCare Rejoins Aetna's Network - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) has announced that AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center ("ARMC") has rejoined Aetna's ...
  29. Cigna Expands CAC Initiative - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    U.S. health insurer CIGNA Corp. (CI) announced that it is going to launch another Accountable Care Organization ("ACO") initiative ...
  30. CIGNA Expands in Middle East - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    In accordance with its long-term strategy of accelerating international operations, health insurer CIGNA Corp. (CI) has announced ...
  31. Should You Invest In Insurance Stocks?

    December 11, 2012
    Don't judge insurance stocks by looking at the latest catastrophe. Washington lawmakers can change the fate of insurance ...
  32. Aetna Boosts Dividend - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    In an effort to share more profit with its shareholders, U.S. health insurer, Aetna Inc. (AET) announced a hike of 14.3% ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Humana Beats, Raises Guidance - Analyst Blog

    November 5, 2012
    Humana Inc.'s (HUM) third-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share came in at $2.41, substantially beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  36. UNH Partly Completes Amil's Buy - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    After receiving approval from ANS - the Brazilian Healthcare Regulatory Agency - and purchasing approximately 60% of Brazil-based ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. CIGNA Advances CAC Initiative - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    In an effort to improve the quality of patient care and make health care more affordable, U.S. health insurer CIGNA Corp. ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. UnitedHealth to Merge with Amil - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    In an effort to expand its international business, U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) has announced to buy ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. AET Renews Pact, Sells Student Plan - Analyst Blog

    August 31, 2012
    U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) has renewed its contract with WellStar Health System of Marietta. The multi-year contract ...
  43. AET Renews Agreement, Creates PCMH - Analyst Blog

    August 31, 2012
    Health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) announced that it has renewed the agreement with Novant Health Care. According to the new ...
  44. Aetna Offers Student Vision Plan - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    Aetna Inc. (AET) has announced that it will start offering Aetna Vision Preferred plan, a student health insurance product, ...
  45. Salesforce Beats Estimates in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) reported second quarter fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 5 cents, a penny ahead ...
  46. Humana Downgraded to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    We are downgrading our recommendation on Humana Inc. (HUM) to Underperform, owing to the company's added focus on Medicare ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Aetna Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    August 9, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on the shares of Aetna Inc. (AET) prior to its second quarter earnings release ...
  49. Humana Misses Ests, Lowers Guidance - Analyst Blog

    July 31, 2012
    Humana Inc.'s (HUM) second-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share came in at $2.19, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. Healthways Beats Est, Profit Dips - Analyst Blog

    July 25, 2012
    Healthways (HWAY) reported second quarter 2012 adjusted (excluding one-time expenses) earnings per share of 15 cents, easily ...
  54. Aetna Partners Hunterdon, Forms ACO - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    In an effort to improve the safety and quality of patient care and make health care more affordable, U.S. health insurer ...
  55. Staying Neutral on Unum Group - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    We retain our Neutral recommendation on Unum Group (UNM) given the low interest rate environment, weak results at Unum U.K. ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Biggest Financial Sector Movers for June 28, 2012

    June 28, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 1.5%, the S&P 500 is down 0.9% and the Dow has fallen 1%, marking a bad morning for the market. The financial ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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, ...
  61. The Costs Of Being Obese

    May 2, 2012
    Numbers released by the Mayo Clinic suggest obesity costs more than smoking.
  62. 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.
  63. Uncertainty Still Means Discount For WellPoint

    November 30, 2011
    Uncertainty still means discount for WellPoint.
  64. Withstand Market Turmoil With Healthy Aetna

    September 8, 2011
    Low-risk investors should rotate into safer names like Aetna.
  65. The S&P 500's Cheapest Stocks

    April 27, 2010
    Everybody loves a bargain, but finding a true bargain in the stock market can be a difficult task.
  66. Alternatives To Salesforce.com

    April 16, 2010
    Many of these software-as-a-service stocks are incredibly overpriced. Here are some alternatives in other industries.
  67. Universal Healthcare: A Win For Health Insurers?

    January 29, 2010
    Will a universal health plan help or hinder the health insurers?
  68. Uncertain Health Insurer Earnings

    July 27, 2009
    Downward pressure and uncertainty have made the health insurance sector more risky than in years past.
  69. 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 ...
  70. Insurance Stocks Face Unsettled Industry Climate

    March 24, 2009
    Aetna and other managed-care providers have experienced a mixed year with a poor economy and possible healthcare reform on ...
  71. Mixed Messages From Healthcare Plans

    August 5, 2008
    Companies' ability to contain costs is the key to finding a silver lining in healthcare providers.
  72. A Hot Sector?

    December 21, 2005
    Another example of a sector that "falls between the cracks" - elearning.
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