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Cigna Corp. rose $1.78 or 2.0 percent, to $91.76. Humana Inc. rose $2.72 or 2.2 percent, to $127.75. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.47 or 1.7 percent, to $86.41.
Cigna Corp. rose $1.10 or 1.2 percent, to $91.08. Humana Inc. rose $1.28 or 1.0 percent, to $126.31. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.10 or 1.3 percent, to $86.04.
Cigna Corp. fell $1.44 or 1.6 percent, to $89.98. Humana Inc. fell $2.39 or 1.9 percent, to $125.03. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.68 or 1.9 percent, to $84.94.
Cigna Corp. fell $1.09 or 1.2 percent, to $90.33. Humana Inc. fell $1.93 or 1.5 percent, to $125.49. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.47 or 1.7 percent, to $85.15.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $91.15. Humana Inc. rose$. 16 or. 1 percent, to $127.58. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 65 or. 8 percent, to $85.97.
Cigna Corp. rose $2.31 or 2.6 percent, to $91.42. Humana Inc. rose $2.69 or 2.2 percent, to $127.42. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.43 or 2.9 percent, to $86.62.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 98 or 1.1 percent, to $90.09. Humana Inc. rose $1.11 or. 9 percent, to $125.84. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.16 or 1.4 percent, to $85.35.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 55 or. 6 percent, to $89.66. Humana Inc. rose $1.07 or. 9 percent, to $125.80. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 61 or. 7 percent, to $84.80.
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.
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.
July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell due to investments in the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law as well as costly new hepatitis C drug treatments. Humana said membership growth and a lower share count due to stock buybacks had helped offset some of the new costs.
July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell due to investments in the insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law as well as costly new hepatitis C drug treatments. Humana said membership growth and share buybacks had helped offset some of the new costs.
July 29- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, reported a rise in medical costs on Tuesday, raising investor concerns that a long run of low growth in such costs might be ending and pushing shares in the industry lower.
A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.
The SEC went to court June 20 to enforce subpoenas it issued as it sought information related to a probe into whether Sutter leaked material nonpublic information about Medicare reimbursement rates to Mark Hayes, a lobbyist at Greenberg Traurig LLP. The committee's filing called the SEC subpoena "a remarkable fishing expedition for congressional records."
The largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is cutting back on compounded medications, saying most are ineffective or overpriced.