News about <![CDATA[UNH]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[Benzinga Weekly Preview: Earnings Season Kicks Into High Gear]]> Earnings season is in full swing next week with almost a third of S&P 500 companies set to report.

Markets will be alive as ...

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap For April 17: Mixed Earnings Drag The Dow Lower While S&P 500 & Nasdaq End Positive]]> U.S. stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as both the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq index recorded a fourth straight winning session ...

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<![CDATA[SanDisk tops S&P 500; Google retreats on tepid earnings]]> <![CDATA[U.S. stocks set for weekly gains]]> <![CDATA[Stock futures slip ahead of earnings deluge, Philly Fed]]> <![CDATA[Goldman Sachs, GE, Chipotle are stocks to watch]]> <![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For April 17, 2014]]> General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $34.36 billion.

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<![CDATA[Wednesday’s Analyst Moves: Intel Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, UnitedHealth Group Inc., More (INTC, JNJ, UNH, More)]]> <![CDATA[Stock Downgrades: Searching for Balance, Intel Has a Chip on Each Shoulder]]> <![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Downgrades]]> Analysts at Nomura downgraded Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) from “buy” to “neutral.” The target price for Motorola has been lowered ...

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<![CDATA[Google, Intel, IBM outlooks to trump earnings results]]> <![CDATA[Benzinga Weekly Preview: Short, But Action Packed Week Ahead]]> Next week will be a short, but action packed week with earnings season underway and several central bankers set to speak.

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<![CDATA[Investing lessons from the biotech rout]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Top 4 NYSE Stocks In The Health Care Plans Industry With The Highest Profit Margin]]> Below are the top health care plans stocks on the NYSE in terms of profit margin.

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<![CDATA[3 red-hot investment opportunities]]> <![CDATA[Bull market’s biggest winners and losers]]> <![CDATA[The Top Five Dow Stocks In February]]> The new year has proved to be a volatile one on the stock markets.

After seeing a sizable correction in January, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are again hitting or near all-time highs. Here is a quick look at the five top-performing Dow stocks in the

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<![CDATA[UnitedHealthcare vs. Aetna - Which Would You Rather Invest In?]]> The massive size and scope of the Affordable Care Act has the potential to shake up the insurance industry. Today we will take a look at how two giant healthcare providers, UnitedHealthcare, under the parent UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Aetna (NYSE: AET),

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<![CDATA[Top 4 Large-Cap Stocks In The Health Care Plans Industry With The Highest ROA]]> Below are the top large-cap health care plans stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of return on assets.

The trailing-twelve-month return on assets at UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is 7.39%. UnitedHealth's revenue for the same period is $122.49 billion.

The trailing-twelve-month return on assets at Humana (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[U.S. stocks rally as S&P 500 hits intraday record]]> <![CDATA[Benzinga's Top #PreMarket Losers]]> Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) shares fell 3.09% to $47.12 in the pre-market trading. Reynolds American shares have gained 9.43% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 23.42% in the same period.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) shares dropped 2.45% to $32.22 in pre-market

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<![CDATA[Top 4 NYSE Stocks In The Health Care Plans Industry With The Highest EPS]]> Below are the top health care plans stocks on the NYSE in terms of earnings per share.

The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at Humana (NYSE: HUM) is $7.73. Humana's operating margin for the same period is 4.99%.

The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is

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<![CDATA[Morgan Stanley Maintains on UnitedHealth Group as 2014 Transition Leads to 2015 Growth]]> In a report published Wednesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Andrew Schenker maintained Overweight on UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) as 2014 transition leads to 2015 growth and beyond.

According to the report, the analysts continue to view 2014 as a transition year for UNH as the business positions for future

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Downgrades]]> Analysts at Sterne Agee downgraded TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) from “buy” to “neutral.” The target price for TJX Companies has been lowered from $68 to $66. TJX's shares closed at $61.86 on Friday.

Monness Crespi Hardt downgraded UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) from “neutral” to “sell.” UnitedHealth's

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<![CDATA[Updates, advisories and surprises]]> <![CDATA[Market Wrap For January 16: Markets End Two Day Winning Streak]]> The market took a bit of a breather Thursday following two strong days of gains.

Earnings from two major banks failed to keep the momentum alive and investors focused on Best Buy's (NYSE: BBY) disappointing holiday guidance which contradicts the strong retail sales report earlier this week.

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<![CDATA[US Stock Futures Edge Lower; Goldman Sachs, Citigroup Earnings In Focus]]> Pre-open movers

US stock futures fell in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) and Citigroup (NYSE: C). The consumer price index for December and weekly jobless claims data will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The general conditions index of the

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: UnitedHealth Posts Upbeat Q4 Earnings]]> UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) reported an 18% rise in its fourth-quarter earnings.

UnitedHealth's quarterly profit surged to $1.43 billion, or $1.41 per share, versus a year-ago profit of $1.24 billion, or $1.20 per share.

Its revenue jumped to $31.1 billion from $28.8 billion. However, analysts were projecting earnings

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For January 16, 2014]]> Citigroup (NYSE: C) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $18.18 billion.

BB&T (NYSE: BBT) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $2.37 billion.

The Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is estimated

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<![CDATA[Citi, Goldman Sachs, Intel are stocks to watch]]> <![CDATA[Stock investors, get ready for big bank earnings]]> <![CDATA[Dividend Highlights/Lowlights for Jan. 10]]> <![CDATA[Stocks leap; trade data, health-care stocks help]]> <![CDATA[Deutsche Bank Upgrades UnitedHealth Group Inc.; Raises PT (UNH)]]> <![CDATA[Raptor Pharmaceuticals' Procysbi Rumored On United's Excluded Drug List]]> Shares of Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: RPTP) fell as much as 4.2% today according to Bloomberg.

Raptor's Procysbi is rumored to be placed on UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s (NYSE: UNH) excluded drug list on January 1st. JMP Securities researched United's pharmacy benefit update for 2014 and

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<![CDATA[Health Care ETFs After Obamacare (IHF, XLV, UNH, ESRX)]]> The rocky rollout of Obamacare is in its second month and there are still a large number of uncertainties hanging over the health care industry as a whole.

For starters, the website is still experiencing issues holding back the potential number of people that could be enrolling. Then there is the

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<![CDATA[ETFs to Buy During Market Pullback (FDN, IHF, GOOG, AMZN, UNH)]]> The S&P 500 is in the midst of four-session pullback, it’s longest in over two months.

The selling has not been dramatic as the index still trades within one percent of an all-time high. However the fact sellers have been in control for nearly one week is significant.

The big picture shows

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<![CDATA[Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Wednesday, December 4 (WMT, GCI, EAT, More)]]> <![CDATA[White House Limits Obamacare Marketing to Avoid Holiday Rush]]> Major retailers like Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) are not the only ones worried about a torrent of holiday customers. The Obama Administration has quietly scaled back its marketing efforts for Healthcare.gov, The New York Times reported.

Officials are apparently afraid the website cannot take the huge

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<![CDATA[10 Big Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (Dec 2-6)]]> <![CDATA[Bullish News from California for UnitedHealth, WellPoint and Other Insurers]]> Even if not offering coverage in California, insurers such as UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), WellPoint (NYSE: WLP), Aetna (NYSE: AET), Cigna (NYSE: CI), and others across the country will benefit by the state's decision to defy the Obama Administration and not let

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Initiates Coverage on UnitedHealth Group on Multiple Positive Factors]]> In a report published Thursday, Morgan Stanley analyst Andrew Schenker initiated coverage on UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) with an Overweight rating and $84.00 price target.

In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, “We expect UNH can continue to hold onto its premium multiple given its diversified platform, cash flow generation,

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<![CDATA[Health Insurers will have to Cover Full Cost of Reinstating Cancelled Policies]]> Health insurance companies will have to cover most of the costs of reinstating policies cancelled because of Obamacare requirements.

Politico reported  President Obama told insurance company CEOs that there will be no federal financial aid to help them restore the policies.

Last week, popular outrage prompted Obama to grant a waiver

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Leerink Swann Initiates Coverage on UnitedHealth Group as There is Upside Amid the Winds of Change]]> In a report published Tuesday, Leerink Swann analyst Ana Gupte initiated coverage on UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) with a Market Perform rating and $77.00 price target.

In the report, Leerink Swann noted, “We are initiating coverage on 9 companies within US Managed Care. We expect upside to 2014E EPS

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<![CDATA[Top 4 Large-Cap Stocks In The Health Care Plans Industry With The Highest Operating Margin]]> Below are the top large-cap health care plans stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of operating margin.

The trailing-twelve-month operating margin at Cigna (NYSE: CI) is 10.50%. Cigna had $3.82 billion in total cash for the latest quarter.

The trailing-twelve-month operating margin at Aetna (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[Beyond the Glitches: Profiting from Obamacare]]> obamacareBy John Wasik (Reuters) – In the shadow of the bungled rollout of the U.S. Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges, a handful of companies are quietly profiting from the biggest expansion of healthcare since Medicare in the mid-1960s. Companies that were supposed to be collateral damage from the new wave of ACA regulations have become Wall [...]]]> <![CDATA[Earnings season focus shifts to revenue, capex]]> <![CDATA[Got 'Brosurance'? Colorado Uses Facebook, Twitter Campaign to Sell Obamacare]]> <![CDATA[Dividend Highlights/Lowlights for Oct. 21]]> <![CDATA[Stock Downgrades: Will Obamacare Put UnitedHealth in Intensive Care?]]>