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Cigna Corp. rose $1.32 or 1.3 percent, to $103.05. Humana Inc. rose$. 84 or. 6 percent, to $144.44. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 63 or. 6 percent, to $99.39.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 70 or. 7 percent, to $101.73. Humana Inc. rose $1.12 or. 8 percent, to $143.60. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 97 or 1.0 percent, to $98.76.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $102.45. Humana Inc. rose$. 67 or. 5 percent, to $143.15. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 24 or. 2 percent, to $99.49.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 97 or. 9 percent, to $103.40. Humana Inc. rose$. 79 or. 6 percent, to $143.27. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 61 or. 6 percent, to $100.34.
*Disney falls after results, Salix plummets. "Any kind of change in how the healthcare law is interpreted is going to affect healthcare stocks, probably insurers first," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh. Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare fell 6.5 percent to $47.85 while managed care facilities operator...
NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday as gains in energy shares were offset by falling healthcare stocks, in the wake of October payrolls data that indicated economic resilience in the face of slowing global demand. The unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent, the lowest since July 2008, even as more people entered the labor force.
Nov 7- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc on Friday reported a lower third-quarter profit that missed Wall Street estimates as it paid for costly hepatitis C treatments and invested in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges and state-based health contracts. Humana also said relatively flat premiums and stable networks next year should help increase its...
Nov 7- Health insurer Humana Inc said on Friday that third-quarter profit fell as it invested in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges and state-based health contracts, and paid for costly hepatitis C treatments. For 2015, the company said it expected earnings of $8.50 to $9.00 a share, up from its lowered expectations of $7.40 to $7.60 for 2014. In 2015 it...
Oct 30- Cigna Corp. said on Thursday that financial losses from the new Obamacare health insurance eased in the third quarter, becoming the second insurer this week to say that business was improving. Cigna, Aetna Inc and Humana Inc have said since the beginning of the year that they were posting losses on the plans because their patients were older and sicker...
Oct 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Thursday that patients had used medical services at low rates in the third quarter, easing worries among investors that higher admissions reported by hospitals would cost insurers more than they planned. UnitedHealth reported a net profit increase that beat Wall Street expectations and described medical use as "...
Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.
FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK- Officials from Pimco and its German parent Allianz scramble to contain the fallout from star bond manager Bill Gross' stunning exit last week, and money continues to leave the firm, giving a huge boost to rival bond houses like DoubleLine, which saw record inflows. Canada's Encana to buy Athlon Energy for $5.93 bln.
Sept 29- Humana Inc, which manages private Medicare and individual Obamacare insurance plans, said on Monday it has integrated its consumer health application with Apple Inc's HealthKit. The move, the first announced by a major insurer, enables Humana customers to more easily manage fitness data and other personal health goals, the company said in a statement.
Stocks rose Tuesday as investors mulled the timing of rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
July 31- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday that medical costs for its individual customers were higher than expected in the second quarter, adding to investor worries that spending is on the rise. Cigna shares fell 5 percent, and a sell-off begun early this week in other insurers including Aetna Inc and WellPoint Inc continued.
*Twitter shares rally a day after results. Among the biggest positives were bank shares, with the S&P financial index up 0.4 percent, helping to support the S&P 500. Shares of Wells Fargo gained 1.1 percent to $52.10.
July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower profit owing to higher costs on Wednesday, as mounting concerns about increased medical spending drove health insurance industry shares lower for a second straight day.
*Twitter rallies after blockbuster results. NEW YORK, July 30- U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday, paring earlier gains as a strong read on second-quarter economic growth sparked concerns the Federal Reserve may adjust its stimulus earlier than expected.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.