LONG BEACH, Calif. _ Molina Healthcare Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $38.9 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.61 billion.
NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital and health insurance industries breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Health economists have estimated $15 billion to $22 billion in healthcare spending was at risk with the decision.
NEW YORK, June 12- Investors are betting that the healthcare sector's strong run will not be held back for long even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act. "Option activity over the last few weeks in hospital stocks suggests that the options market is betting on a post- Supreme Court decision rally," said Anshul Agarwal, equity derivative...
NEW YORK, March 30- UnitedHealth Group Inc's planned takeover of No. 4 U.S. pharmacy benefits provider Catamaran Corp will give the companies added heft in price talks with drug companies, serving as a catalyst for deals allowing other insurers to bulk up. The $12.8 billion deal comes at a time when Wall Street has been parsing the possibilities that top insurers...
This year’s flu season is shaping up to be as bad as expected. That's good news for drug stores, but insurers and others could suffer.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Thursday's market selloff was like Wall Street's Ebola outbreak. But the panic is likely to subside, says "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian.
It's hard to find investors and analysts who aren't bullish on health care. But how does the prognosis look for the rest of the year?
Virginia and Washington state's Obamacare prices for 2015 don't look so scary on average, but a few other states could be in for some sticker shock.
WellPoint made a big bet on Obamacare and early enrollment numbers indicate it's paying off, according to executives from the nation's second-largest insurer.
Americans find out this weekend whether the Obama administration has met a self-imposed deadline to fix its healthcare website.
For the first time, White House officials identified a key flaw crippling Obamacare enrollment on the HealthCare.gov website.
Love it or hate it, Obamacare has the potential to boost health insurance stocks in a big way going forward. Molina and WellCare are two possible winners.
Companies with the lowest cost structures will likely do well, Josh Raskin says.
Molina Healthcare has been gearing up to sign up customers on health exchanges in nine states, but there are many reasons why this is a risky bet.
Insurance stocks have a had a solid run, but the delay of employer mandate in the health-care reform law shouldn't derail that for now.
With only five months to go before the start of enrollment for Obamacare, the President defended the Oct. 1 deadline and pointed to Washington state as a model for getting these systems up and running on time.
The French actor, accused by French government leaders of being "pathetic" and unpatriotic in trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Belgium, has hit back at politicians.
Actor Gerard Depardieu's decision to establish residency in Belgium, which does not have a wealth tax, by buying a house just over the border with France, is "pathetic" and unpatriotic, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday.
How everyone will deal with the effects of Obamacare in 2013.