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  • Health Care Offers Bright Spots: Analysts Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 3:43 PM ET

    Although the health care industry is not immune to a sluggish economy, the sector presents some attractive opportunities, said Carl McDonald, a senior analyst at Oppenheimer & Co.

  • Web Extra: Trading Chip Stocks & Humana Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 12:23 AM ET
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    This content is only available online - you won't find these trades on TV.

  • Stocks Finish Lower, Despite Oil Plunge Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 4:11 PM ET

    Stocks finished lower Monday, as weakness in financials and energy stocks overpowered a sharp drop in oil price typical of what usually pushes the market higher.

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Massive Oil Plunge Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    Stocks were lackluster Monday despite a massive move downward for oil, as worries persisted over inflation and the nation's beaten-up housing and mortgage markets.

  • Hiding Out in Health Care Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    Health care stocks have been the stealth performers, and they will likely continue to outperform because of steady earnings, a favorable macro environment and cheap valuations, says Merrill Lynch's Brian Belski.

  • Video: Warning! Dow Sinking to 10,000 Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    That sinking feeling: Kirby Daley, strategist at the Newedge Group, says the U.S. is in recession and he expects a 15 percent to 20 percent drop in the Dow -- in the near future.

  • HSBC Gloom Overshadows Dim Spending Hopes Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 9:30 AM ET

    Mixed economic news this morning, as personal income and spending was better than expected; but a measure of inflation was stronger than expected. And once again, bank jitters are an issue for the market.

  • Humana Profit Falls, But Raises Full-Year Target Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 8:44 AM ET

    Health insurer Humana posted quarterly profit that beat estimates and lifted its 2008 forecast on Monday on better-than-expected results for its Medicare prescription drug plans for seniors, sending shares more than 4 percent higher.

  • Health-Care Stocks: Getting Better Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Brent Wilsey has a prescription for investors:  Specialty health-care names.  The president of Wilsey Asset Management thinks that the downdrafts that have slammed stock prices in the sector are now behind it, and it's time to buy into the companies' recovery.

  • 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?

  • Am I Diversified? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    Viewers ask Cramer the essential question: Am I diversified?

  • 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.

  • China's Rising Gas Prices May Help U.S.? Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 4:32 PM ET

    It was a mixed day, which started poorly with a big earnings warning from HMO Coventry, as well as Burlington Northern and Smucker's, which noted higher soybean oil and wheat costs were hurting their bottom line.

  • Healthcare in Need of Life Support Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 10:38 PM ET
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    After the close today, Coventry Health Care slashed its Q2 and full-year earnings guidance due to increasing cost pressures. Coventry’s stock was halted after hours before starting again. Meanwhile, other healthcare stocks are trading sharply lower in after hours trading following the news.

  • Vince Farrell

    I had a visit on Power Lunch today and we talked about the effect on the health care stocks depending on who wins the White House. In general, pharmaceutical companies do well when they have a new product pipeline of innovative products that allow them to command high prices.

  • Oil Drops, Stocks Pop Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 6:19 PM ET
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    The Dow ended higher Tuesday led by technology companies as a sharp drop in crude oil prices rekindled hopes of increased consumer and business spending on tech gear...

  • Pops & Drops: Humana, J.C. Penney... Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 6:41 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Humana and Medtronic popped while DryShips and J.C. Penney dropped.

  • Pops & Drops: Apple, Goodyear... Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Apple and Sysco popped while Goodyear Tire and Alberto-Culver dropped.

  • Sudden Death: Humana, Agrium and More Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 7:32 PM ET

    It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!

  • More Discounted Stocks Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 9:45 AM ET
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    A couple of days ago, I ran a screen of tech stocks that have been beaten down in the past few months but have projected double digit growth.  Here is the same screen applied to the S&P 500 constituents...