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  • May 29- Humana Inc is considering selling itself after receiving multiple expressions of takeover interest, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, highlighting the potential for further consolidation in the U.S. health insurance industry. Humana is working with investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the potential sale, the person said, asking...

  • May 29- Health insurer Humana Inc is considering selling itself and it has received indications of takeover interest, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Aetna Inc and Cigna Corp are among the possible bidders for Humana, the Journal reported. Humana, Aetna and Cigna could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • Report: Health insurer Humana considering a sale Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    Humana shares soared well beyond all-time high prices Friday afternoon on speculation that the company, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, might be up for sale. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Humana is considering a sale and has received takeover interest. Louisville, Kentucky- based Humana is seen as an attractive target in part...

  • May 29- Health insurer Humana Inc is considering selling itself and it has received indications of takeover interest, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Aetna Inc and Cigna Corp are among the possible bidders for Humana, the Journal reported. Humana, Aetna and Cigna could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $4.5 million for violations of state law that included paying for elective abortions when the women were not eligible under their policies, marking the largest insurance penalty in state history. Hutchings said Aetna is reviewing claims of those potentially...

  • The SEC has been under mounting pressure from liberal groups, as well as a handful of law professors, to enact rules requiring companies to tell investors about campaign contributions. The lawsuit marks the latest effort to force the SEC into action. Last year, another group called the Corporate Reform Coalition held a news conference outside SEC headquarters...

  • Hey doc, there's a price check in exam room 5 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:44 AM ET
    Doctor explaining diagnosis to patient

    Millennials are twice as likely to challenge the cost of their medical care than the general population, and that could have a big impact on your health care.

  • April 30- Cigna Corp said on Thursday that medical services use did not change among customers in its Medicare Advantage health plans for elderly people and the disabled, a contrast to comments from competitor Humana Inc.. Shares of Cigna and most other insurers rose. Cigna, which reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit on Thursday, was...

  • April 29- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday there was an unexpected pick-up in the rate of hospital admissions late in March and in April, sparking a sell-off in its own and other insurers' shares. Shares in Humana, which specializes in Medicare health insurance and drug plans for the elderly and disabled, fell more than 6 percent to $168.66 and...

  • April 29- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower-than-expected profit in the first quarter as well as noting an unexpected pick-up in the rate of hospital admissions late in the quarter and in April. Humana Chief Financial Officer Brian Kane said during a conference call with investors that hospital inpatient admissions increased at the end of the...

  • Need new drug payment model: Aetna CEO   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Need new drug payment model: Aetna CEO

    Aetna boosted its annual profit outlook, and shares moved higher. Mark Bertolini, Aetna Chairman and CEO, discusses the state exchanges and drug pricing.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, is submitting 2016 individual insurance rates to state regulators but said it might need to reexamine them after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the legality of most Obamacare exchange subsidies. Aetna Chief Financial Officer Shawn Guertin said the company had been submitting proposed rates...

  • Early movers: BP, F, AAPL, BMY, COH, PFE & more Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • April 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit that beat analyst expectations and said spending on medical claims in the first quarter remained low. Wall Street analysts said that the company's earnings were likely ahead of expectations because of better-than-expected profitability in its Medicare...

  • April 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, increased its forecast for full-year operating earnings after a stronger-than-expected profit in the first quarter. The company said it now expects full-year operating earnings of $7.20- $7.40 per share, up from their previous estimate of $7.00. Net profit attributable to Aetna rose to $777.5 million,...

  • Aetna EPS beats Street, revenues light   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    Aetna EPS beats Street, revenues light

    Ana Gupte, Leerink Partners, breaks down Aetna's quarterly results and provides her outlook on the health care sector.

  • April 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, reported a 16.8 percent rise in first-quarter profit as it added 122,000 more members compared with the fourth quarter. Net profit attributable to Aetna rose to $777.5 million, or $2.20 per share, in the quarter ended March 31, from $665.5 million, or $1.82 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 8 percent to...

  • Why the S&P could break out this week Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:12 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • Bulls sniffing out an S&P breakout Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • April 20- Hedge fund manager David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has taken a new stake in General Motors Co, nearly a year after selling off it position in the automaker, the firm said in a letter to clients on Monday seen by Reuters. The $11 billion fund believes General Motors has put behind it the impact of recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles in 2014 because...