Aetna Inc


  • H&R Block CEO Quits After Subprime Losses Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    H&R Block, the largest U.S. tax preparer, said that Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Ernst had resigned, following mounting losses tied to subprime mortgages.

  • Health Insurers Looking Healthy Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 9:02 PM ET

    The health insurers are poised to breakout ahead of Cigna earnings this Friday.

  • Earnings (Good) Vs. The Economy (Weak) For Traders Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 10:55 AM ET

    Some positive earnings news is putting a floor under stocks but economic news and credit worries could be the ceiling. Durable goods data this morning showed signs of weakness, but new home sales rose a 4.8% to 770,000, a positive pickup after a decline in August. Forecasts were for 775,000 units.

  • Aetna's Profit Rises as Membership Increases Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 10:51 AM ET

    Aetna on Thursday posted a better-than-expected third-quarter profit as membership increased, and the health insurer raised its full-year forecast.

  • Healing Healthcare: Wall Street Winners & Losers Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    As the push for universal health care in the U.S. heats up on Capitol Hill, market experts say generic drug stocks and pharmaceutical distributors should perform well, while the hit to big pharma may not be as bad as some anticipate.

  • Aetna

    Aetna Thursday posted a 16% rise in second-quarter earnings as enrollment increased, and the No. 3 U.S. health insurer raised its full-year forecast.

  • Ronald Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Aetna, said meeting the needs of its private customers –- not government reimbursements –- boosted first-quarter earnings.

  • Aetna Reports Profit Up 8%, Raises 2007 Outlook Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 9:45 AM ET

    Aetna reported an 8% rise in first-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by an increase in enrollment and improved operating cost controls, and the health insurer raised its 2007 forecast.

  • WellPoint Posts Higher Quarterly Profit Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 6:50 AM ET

    WellPoint reported higher first-quarter profit on Wednesday, helped by gains in membership.

  • Southwest CEO Gary Kelly played down recent speculation that the airline is a leveraged buyout candidate. “I don’t think it makes any sense to leverage $9 billion of additional debt on an airline like Southwest," Kelly said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

  • Aetna Backs First-Quarter, 2007 Forecasts Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 7:42 AM ET

    Health insurer Aetna said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it will reaffirm its earnings outlook during phone calls with analysts and investors on Friday.

  • Health insurer UnitedHealth  said Tuesday charges to correct accounting for backdated stock option grants reduced profit by $1.55 billion.

  • Aetna Fourth-Quarter Profit Rises, Meeting Forecasts Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 3:03 PM ET

    Health insurer Aetna said Thursday that fourth-quarter profit rose, helped by higher enrollment.