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  • 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 30- Cigna Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by an increase in premiums and fees in the health insurer's commercial business, which added more members. Premiums and fees in Cigna's largest division, global health care, comprising the company's commercial and government insurance businesses, rose 12 percent to $6.73 billion...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ends down after Fed statement, GDP data Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    "We all know the Fed would love to start normalizing rates, but the simple fact is, the data does not warrant that action right now," said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at Phoenix Financial Services in New York. Insurer Humana's shares fell 7.2 percent to $168.05, the second-biggest loser on the S&P 500, after results missed forecasts. Shares of rivals also fell,...

  • *Humana declines as hospital admissions pick-up. April 29- U.S. stocks fell sharply in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, led by health insurers after Humana reported an unexpected pick-up in hospital admissions in March and April. Humana shares fell 7 percent to $168.28, making them the second biggest loser on the S&P 500. The insurer's statement also hit...

  • 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...

  • UPDATE 1-Humana's profit misses estimates as claims rise Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:04 AM ET

    April 29- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower-than-expected profit in the first quarter as expenses related to claims in its retail and group segments increased. Excluding the tax benefits from the sale of Concerta Inc, Humana earned $2.47 per share, below the average analyst estimate of $2.56 per share according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Health insurer Humana's profit rises Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    April 29- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a rise in quarterly profit as it added more members to its individual Medicare Advantage business. The company's profit rose to $2.82 per share, including a 35 cents tax benefit, in the first quarter from $2.35 per share a year earlier. Humana, which manages large Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly and...

  • Humana CEO: In agreement with Fink   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Humana CEO: In agreement with Fink

    Discussing the short-term phenomenon versus long-term sustainability, with Bruce Broussard, Humana CEO, who also weighs in on rising prescription drug costs and changes in the health care industry.

  • What was on Wall Street's mind last week? Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC Pro highlights the five best strategy notes that came across our desk last week.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve could hold off longer on raising U.S. interest rates offset concerns over Friday's surprisingly weak monthly jobs report. U.S. stock markets were closed for the Good Friday holiday. "The weekend allowed market participants to see the positive side of the weak Friday number, which is...

  • Energy value stock. Top 5 Street ideas this week Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 4:55 PM ET
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    CNBC Pro highlights the five best strategy notes that came across our desk this week.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- UnitedHealth Group Inc's planned takeover of No. 4 U.S. pharmacy benefits provider Catamaran Corp will give the companies added heft in price talks with drug companies, serving as a catalyst for deals allowing other insurers to bulk up. The $12.8 billion deal comes at a time when Wall Street has been parsing the possibilities that top insurers...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Health insurer Humana Inc said on Monday that it would sell its Concentra urgent care and physical therapy services unit for about $1 billion to private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe and Select Medical Holdings Corp.. Humana, which focuses on providing Medicare Advantage plans to older people, has been reviewing its assets for...

  • Humana to sell Concentra for $1 billion Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 23- Health insurer Humana Inc said on Monday that it would sell its Concentra urgent care and physical therapy services unit for about $1 billion to private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe and Select Medical Holdings Corp.. Humana, which focuses on providing Medicare Advantage plans to older people, has been reviewing its assets.

  • These great market minds will all be in one place Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    David Tepper, your average “middle-class” billionaire.

    The Sohn Investment Conference is back on this year for its 20th edition, and the money managers slated to speak are as big as ever.

  • Here’s what to buy on market’s latest Fed tantrum Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:48 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen during a Fed meeting in December 2013.

    Remember the infamous "taper tantrum" of 2013? You should.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- The Nasdaq ended higher on Monday for a ninth straight day following gains in Apple, while the Dow and S&P 500 eased off recent record highs as lower oil prices dragged down energy shares. Nasdaq's winning run was its longest since September 2010, putting the index closer to its 5,132.52 all-time intraday high, reached in March 2000 just before the...

  • Feb 23- Humana Inc said on Monday that the U.S. government's proposed payments to insurers that sell Medicare Advantage health plans would mean a 1.25 percent to 1.75 percent cut for the managed care company in 2016.. That is a steeper drop than the 0.95 percent figure the government proposed for the industry on Friday, but was still within expectations, analysts...