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Floor traders are in a great mood after the Giants win! President Bush acknowledging a weaker economy will lead to higher deficits. Looking for budget deficit to double to $410 billion. What's up with China? Shanghai Composite up 8% overnight. And: Airlines looking up.
The week ahead may be volatile, but markets are greeting it with less anxiety than we've seen in several weeks.
Wall Street ended a painful week with skittish investors drawing little comfort from President Bush's stimulus plan. What's the word on the Street?
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Osiris Therapeutics (OSIR) and Humana (HUM) popped while Valero (VLO) and Macy's (M) dropped.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Amazon and Humana popped while U.S. Steel and Unibanco dropped.
The health insurers are poised to breakout ahead of Cigna earnings this Friday.
Stocks closed broadly higher as expectations of a Fed rate cut offset concerns about the dollar hitting new lows and oil reaching new highs.
Humana posted a sharply higher quarterly profit on Monday, above Wall Street's target, on continued strength in its Medicare health plans for the elderly and its plans for employers.
The rise in the number of retirees is great news for the health insurer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Merger Monday sure isn’t what it used to be, with just a small deal from Humana on the boards today. However, look a little farther and you can still see deals, but the players are changing. That's the point in a very interesting note this morning from Joseph Quinlan at Bank of America. Quinlan's point: "The traditional rainmakers - corporate giants from the United States...
The chief executive of Humana told CNBC that the company's recent quarterly performance was the best he has seen during his tenure and expects the company to capitalize on further growth opportunities."In my seven years as CEO this is probably the best quarter we've had," president and CEO Michael McCallister said in an interview.
Stocks closed higher, helped by buying in the financials sector, as bargain hunters shrugged off lingering concerns about corporate financing. "The question many investors should ask is whether deals are merely being re-priced, which seems appropriate, or will be cancelled," said Jason Trennert of Strategas Research.
Futures are perking up this morning and are setting stocks up for a firmer opening. Traders are turning their attention to earnings and some percolating merger news, and there's a calm on Wall Street after Friday's late day, mad dash down-hill ride for stocks.
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Humana, one of the largest providers of health plans under the U.S. government's Medicare program for the elderly, also raised its profit outlook for the year.
Humana said fourth-quarter profit more than doubled on higher revenue due to Medicare Advantage membership growth, and the health insurer raised its outlook for 2007.