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  • *Raises 2015 operating profit to $7.45- $7.55/ share. *Q3 adj profit $1.90/ share, above est of $1.77/ share. Aetna, whose shares rose 4 percent in early trading, said it expects 2016 operating earnings per share to rise at low double-digit rates from a baseline of $7 on membership growth in its Medicare and Medicaid plans.

  • Oct 29- Health insurer Aetna Inc raised its forecast for full-year operating earnings after membership growth in its government plans helped it report a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter. The company, which is in the process of buying rival Humana Inc, now expects full-year operating earnings of $7.45 to $7.55 per share, compared with its...

  • Oct 29- Health insurer Aetna Inc reported lower-than-expected operating revenue in the third quarter as membership losses in its commercial business limited gains from its government plans. Aetna, which is in the process of buying rival Humana Inc, reported operating revenue of $14.99 billion, below the average analyst estimate of $15.22 billion, according...

  • Hedge fund: This is how much we love health care Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Larry Robbins, founder of Portfolio Manage and CEO of Glenview Capital Management.

    In a letter to clients, Glenview's Larry Robbins addressed recent losses, defended his health-care positions and offered a new no-fee fund vehicle.

  • Walgreens to buy Rite Aid for $9 a share Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 6:12 PM ET
    A delivery to a Walgreens location in New York City.

    Walgreens' acquisition of Rite Aid would combine two of the largest U.S. drugstore chains.

  • Rite Aid shares soar 40% on Walgreens deal reports Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a Rite Aid store in Oakland, Calif.

    The deal, which could be announced Wednesday, would combine the second-and-third largest U.S. drugstore chains, according to reports.

  • Health-care sector gets pain from all sides Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Community Health's Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa.

    While headlines are dominated by the debate over drug pricing and business models, the real issue for healthcare may be that business is slowing.

  • Oct 22- Lazard Ltd, a financial advisory and asset management firm, reported a better-than-expected profit and record quarterly operating revenue after advising on several billion-dollar deals. Low U.S. interest rates have helped to push merger activity to levels last seen before the financial crisis in 2008, driving a 19 percent jump in Lazard's quarterly...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St declines; Valeant, healthcare weigh Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    Oct 21- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as a sharp drop in Valeant Pharmaceuticals hit the healthcare space, while the energy sector dropped along with oil prices. Valeant Pharmaceuticals' U.S.-listed shares plunged to an intraday low of $88.50 on record volume after a short-seller accused the company of using specialty pharmacies to inflate its revenue.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slip, oil falls, U.S. dollar firmer Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks indexes slipped on Wednesday on a tumble in healthcare and energy stocks, while oil prices slumped after U.S. government data showed a rise in crude inventories, adding to worries about oversupply. U.S. health insurers's shares fell after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has "serious concerns" about the plan...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls; Valeant, healthcare drop Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    *Valeant sinks after Citron report, drags Allergan. Shares of Allergan, which has a business model similar to that of Valeant, was down 1.7 percent at $259, cutting earlier losses after the company said nearly all of its drugs are being distributed through traditional wholesale and retail channels. Also in the healthcare sector, insurers Aetna, Humana, Anthem and...

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq dip with healthcare, Yahoo Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 3:39 PM ET

    *Valeant sinks after Citron report, drags Allergan, Endo. Oct 21- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq slipped in choppy trading late Wednesday afternoon as insurers and other big healthcare names dropped and Yahoo shares fell following disappointing results. Shares of Allergan, which has a business model similar to that of Valeant, fell 4.6 percent to $251.37, though the...

  • Health insurers fell after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has "serious concerns" about health insurer Aetna Inc's plan to acquire Humana Inc and Anthem Inc's proposal to buy Cigna Corp. The S&P healthcare index was last down 2 percent. Valeant Pharmaceutical's U.S.-listed shares lost a fourth of their value after short-seller...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has "serious concerns" about health insurer Aetna's plan to acquire Humana and Anthem's proposal to buy Cigna, saying the multi-billion-dollar deals should be closely reviewed by U.S. regulators. A $37 billion plan for Aetna Inc to acquire smaller rival Humana Inc approved by the...

  • *Valeant sinks after Citron report, drags Allergan, Endo. Oct 21- Wall Street was little changed in early afternoon trading on Wednesday as gains by General Motors and technology stocks were limited by a slide in healthcare stocks. Allergan fell 4.6 percent to $251.37 and Endo International slumped nearly 13 percent to $54.98, weighing the most on the S&P 500 and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Stock indexes worldwide were little changed on Wednesday, with a tumble in healthcare stocks weighing on U.S. shares, while oil prices slumped after a build in U.S. crude inventories added to worries about oversupply. Healthcare insurers slumped after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she has "serious concerns" about...

  • *VMware, Yahoo down on poor results. Oct 21- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday as healthcare stocks resumed their slide for a second day, offsetting gains by General Motors and technology stocks. Health insurers Aetna, Humana, Anthem and Cigna all fell about 4 percent after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she had "serious...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has "serious concerns" about health insurer Aetna's plan to acquire Humana and Anthem's proposal to buy Cigna, saying the multi-billion-dollar deals should be closely reviewed by U.S. regulators. A $37 billion plan for Aetna Inc to acquire smaller rival Humana Inc approved by the...

  • Early movers: UTX, TRV, VZ, LMT, YUM, HOG & more Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Earnings woes hit Wall Street Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 7:37 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, due in part to a disappointing earnings report from Dow stock IBM.