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  • HMO Index Sees Worst Selloff in 8 Months Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 2:49 PM ET
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    The Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payors Index is having its worst day in eight months on news  Ohio will not renew contracts to four current Medicaid providers.

  • Health Care Stocks Reach 11-Year High Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
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    Health care stocks spent much of 2012 inching higher, and are currently the sixth best performing sector in the S&P 500, up 7 percent.

  • Where the ‘One Percent’ Live Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    UHNW population: 1,855 With an UHNW population that nearly doubles that of Atlanta, Dallas is home to 1,855 individuals worth at least $30 million, according to Wealth-X. The Dallas area is home to major companies like AT&T, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines. Some of the richest residents include billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, oil magnate Ray Lee Hunt and leveraged buyout billionaire Harold Simmons.

    Who are the one percent, and where are they from? According to Wealth-X, the United States is home to 57,860 such individuals. Find out which cities they call home.

  • Why Options Are Bullish on 2 Health Insurers Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 4:28 PM ET

    Trading has been bullish in WellPoint Health Networks and Health Net since early Friday morning, as the rumor mill goes into overdrive. Both health insurers are up in an ugly tape, though the option activity is much greater in WellPoint.

  • Companies Ready To Spend? Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 5:31 PM ET

    Our traders are hearing that cash rich companies are ready to spend. Don't agree? Just take a look at some of the action that’s come down over the past few days!

  • Rough Day For IPOs Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 10:00 AM ET

    Futures advanced modestly as November Retail Sales were better than expected, up 1.3 percent and 1.2 percent ex-transports (consensus was for a gain of 0.6 percent and 0.4 percent respectively).

  • The Government-Insurance Option Is Dead Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
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    The day after President Obama’s impassioned speech for big-government health care, Wall Street bet heavily that the so-called government-insurance option he supports is dead.

  • How to Play Health Insurers Now: Strategists Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 2:50 PM ET

    Shares of U.S. health insurers climbed as analysts said Pres. Barack Obama's highly anticipated speech urging Congress to act on health reform revealed no "game changers." Thomas Carroll, analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, and David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments, shared their insights on the industry.

  • A Double Whammy On Quadruple Witching Day Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 2:51 PM ET

    Stocks fell to the lows of the day this afternoon as a couple of issues weighed on the markets.

  • Health Net Options, Shares: Why Are They Moving? Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 12:48 PM ET

    Health services firm Health Net has been rising for the last month and is up another 6 percent Wednesday amid heavy options volume. In the first 90 minutes of the session alone, HNT contracts had already traded more than seven times the 20-day average. Find out what it means.

  • Obama's Honeymoon: Which Stocks Get Love? Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 6:37 PM ET

    The markets got off to a rough start on Inauguration Day, but Brent Wilsey predicts a honeymoon on Wall Street as Barack Obama moves into the White House.  "When I feel the optimism today, how excited everybody is, I think he will have some honeymoon here," the president of Wilsey Asset Management told CNBC.

  • Sell Block: Say No to HMOs Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 9:01 PM ET

    Cramer last week offered up his prediction of potential winners from the new Medicare bill -- the one that passed in the Senate yesterday. (President Bush has said he'll veto -- but it already passed by a veto-proof margin.) The good news is that Fresenius Med (FMS), Cramer's fave of the bill, got bumped to a 52-week high today with three points. But what about the losers of the Medicare bill -- the new offenders headed for the Sell Block?

  • Aetna, HealthNet Down on Goldman Downgrade Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 10:54 AM ET

    Aetna shares dropped 5 percent and Health Net tumbled 10 percent after a Goldman Sachs analyst slapped "sell" ratings on the two health insurers' stocks Thursday.

  • Dow Dives 199 Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 6:16 PM ET
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    As crude oil went higher stocks went lower Tuesday. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stock Picks: Healthcare, Clinical Labs and More Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 4:14 PM ET
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    With stocks sharply lower today, shareholders need to protect their portfolios. So what are some of the best defensive stock picks? CNBC asked the experts.

  • Humana Cuts Outlook, Roiling Health-Insurer Stocks Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    Health insurer Humana slashed its first-quarter earnings forecast by nearly half Wednesday based on new projections for its Medicare plans for the elderly that provide prescription drug coverage.

  • Big Money '07: Healthcare Stock Recommendations Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 10:02 AM ET
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    The 110th session of the U.S. Congress opens in less that one week--and the Democrats are back in power in both the house and senate. One of their stated goals is making health care more affordable for Americans. But is that good news or bad news for HMOs? And either way--which healthcare stocks should investors look at?