UNH : 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. Benzinga Market Primer, Friday July 19

    July 19, 2013
    Futures Slide On Weak Earnings U.S. equity futures slid overnight following weak earnings reports from tech giants Microsoft ...
  4. How Good is the Q2 Earnings Season? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 18, 2013
    What we are seeing at this stage is that there is not much growth outside of Finance, with revenues and guidance on the weak ...
  5. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 16, 2013
    Health Insurance Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  6. Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 15

    July 14, 2013
    The earnings season ramps up this week, providing plenty of perspective on how the financial and technology sectors fared ...
  7. Cigna Forms Another ACO - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Cigna furthers its accountable care initiative
  8. Dow Yields: A Potential Problem for Dividend ETFs

    June 26, 2013
    Yields on 10-year U.S. Treasurys jumped to 2.59 percent on Tuesday. That means 165, or a third of the S&P 500 constituents ...
  9. Cigna, Valley Preferred Form ACO - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    Cigna forms first Accountable Care Organisation in Pennsylvania.
  10. 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.
  11. WellCare Reports In-Line, Falls Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG) reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of $1.32 per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus ...
  12. Disappointing 4Q for Gentiva - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) reported fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings of 31 cents per share, which lagged the ...
  13. Coventry Beats on Higher Revenue - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Coventry Health Care Inc. (CVH) reported fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of 88 cents, which surpassed the ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. UnitedHealth and More Big Movers in Financial on January 3, 2 ...

    January 3, 2013
    The morning has been quiet for the market. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow has been relatively ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Love Or Hate - Wall Street Will Love A Republican President

    November 5, 2012
    A Republican White House victory could help these stocks.
  22. Ahead of Wall Street - October 16, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2012
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 With inflation not much of a concern for investors or the Fed, this morning's CPI reading is ...
  23. UnitedHealth Among Financial's Biggest Movers on October 5, 2 ...

    October 5, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.2%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.5% and the Dow is up 0.5%. The financial ...
  24. Insurance Industry Stock Update - Sept. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    September 25, 2012
    The U.S. insurance industry sees no respite from natural catastrophe losses yet again this year. The 2012 Atlantic hurricane ...
  25. Financial Stocks, Including UnitedHealth, Making Big Moves on ...

    September 18, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has risen 0.1%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow has moved up 0.1%. The financial sector is the ...
  26. Investor Unrest Leads The WellPoint CEO To Resign

    August 30, 2012
    Will WellPoint get the change it needs?
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. Financial Sector's Biggest Movers for July 25, 2012: WLP and ...

    July 25, 2012
    The Nasdaq has declined 0.8%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2% and the Dow is up 0.4% after the morning's trading. The financial ...
  30. 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, ...
  31. 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. ...
  32. Catalyst Health Acquired by SXC - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    On Monday, Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. was acquired by rival pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company, SXC Health Solutions ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Seeking Safety This Summer

    June 22, 2012
    A defensive stance could be the best offense going into the summer. The consumer staples, healthcare and utility sectors ...
  36. Health Net Lowered to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    We are downgrading our recommendation on Health Net Inc. (HNT) to 'Underperform' from 'Neutral' on the back of disappointing ...
  37. A Healthy Growth Strategy

    June 4, 2012
    Despite being a $310 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  38. Ruling Or Not, Healthcare Still Wins

    March 29, 2012
    The Affordable Care Act finally goes in front of the Supreme Court. However, the Justice’s ruling may not matter. Healthcare ...
  39. Uncertainty Still Means Discount For WellPoint

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

    November 1, 2011
    Humana's growth prospects seem much better than Wall Street gives it credit for.
  41. 5 Must-Know Stocks For Tuesday

    October 17, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 18.
  42. Withstand Market Turmoil With Healthy Aetna

    September 8, 2011
    Low-risk investors should rotate into safer names like Aetna.
  43. MHS-ESRX Merger Will Force Interesting Choice In Washington

    July 28, 2011
    Express Scripts is taking a bold move to become a titan of its industry.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. A Careful Growth Strategy

    March 15, 2011
    Despite being a $310 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  47. Medco Looks To Stay In The Pink

    February 24, 2011
    Medco continues to deliver the goods, while contract worries hang over the stock.
  48. Top 3 Sectors For Value Investors

    February 8, 2011
    As the U.S. economy has recovered, so have the equity markets. Learn the best-value sectors that investors should focus on.
  49. WellPoint Healthier Than It Looks

    November 4, 2010
    Regulatory worries have this stock in the ICU, but the prognosis isn't bad.
  50. 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, ...
  51. 5 Healthcare IT Stocks To Know

    September 8, 2010
    Healthcare IT has many players. We look at which ones provide some payback for investors.
  52. 5 Stocks With Solid Cash Flow

    August 3, 2010
    While a company's reported earnings may not tell the whole story, cash flow usually does.
  53. Low P/E Stocks In Every Sector

    June 30, 2010
    There are low P/E stocks in every sector, and these are just a few of them.
  54. What Buffett's Been Doing

    May 21, 2010
    We look at legendary investor Warren Buffett's recent filings on his investment activity, and see what we can learn from ...
  55. WellPoint Still On Point

    April 30, 2010
    Amid all of the furor over healthcare reform, WellPoint leveraged a tough environment into another strong quarter.
  56. A Careful Growth Strategy

    March 29, 2010
    Despite being a $230 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  57. Aetna's 2010 Looking Healthy?

    February 10, 2010
    Aetna missed analyst expectations, but things are looking promising for 2010.
  58. Fairholme's Favorite Stocks

    February 3, 2010
    When picking undervalued stocks with excellent long-term fundamentals, few are better than Bruce Berkowitz and Fairholme ...
  59. Next Friday's Movers And Shakers

    February 2, 2010
    With the anticipation of the upcoming Q4 results announcements, these companies should be on your "watch" list.
  60. Potential Bargain Basement Stocks

    October 23, 2009
    These stocks show some potential gain, despite the rally.
  61. 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.
  62. Health Insurers' Optimism May Be Overdone

    July 10, 2009
    The White House has softened its stance on health insurers.
  63. The Buffett Stock You Should Be Buying

    May 13, 2009
    In addition to owning whole companies, the Oracle owns $49 billion in equities. You might want to get in on some of them.
  64. Ways To Make Money In Healthcare Growth

    May 7, 2009
    Growth in demand for services is having a positive impact on earnings for companies across the entire healthcare sector.
  65. Three ETFs In The Line Of Fire

    April 27, 2009
    A look at ETFs facing strong headwinds as the earnings season picks up.
  66. 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 ...
  67. Five Large-Cap February Flops

    March 4, 2009
    Will selling your stock now save you from future floundering, or can you stomach the flops as they come?
  68. Five Big Bulls To Know For May 23

    May 23, 2008
    Weekly commentary on some of the biggest bulls in the market. This week features healthcare provider Wellpoint.
  69. Three ETFs Ready To Rebound

    May 22, 2008
    Examine three obscure funds that should do well whichever direction the U.S. market moves.
  70. 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?
  71. Delta Booking A Northwest Connection? (DAL,NWA)

    August 28, 2007
    Delta's new CEO has ties to Northwest Airlines, there is strong speculation a merger could be next.
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