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Cigna Corp. rose $1.51 or 1.5 percent, to $104.45. Humana Inc. rose $3.08 or 2.2 percent, to $140.55. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.05 or 2.1 percent, to $98.52.
Cigna Corp. rose $1.04 or 1.0 percent, to $102.94. Humana Inc. rose $1.70 or 1.3 percent, to $137.47. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.36 or 1.4 percent, to $96.47.
Cigna Corp. rose $1.23 or 1.2 percent, to $103.13. Humana Inc. rose $2.18 or 1.6 percent, to $137.95. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.31 or 1.4 percent, to $96.42.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $102.03. Humana Inc. rose$. 96 or. 7 percent, to $136.73. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 37 or. 4 percent, to $95.48.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 81 or. 8 percent, to $101.90. Humana Inc. fell $2.64 or 1.9 percent, to $135.77. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 79 or. 8 percent, to $95.11.
Stocks stepped slightly higher Friday, with investors tracking the price of oil.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 71 or. 7 percent, to $102.00. Humana Inc. fell $2.27 or 1.6 percent, to $136.14. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 48 or. 5 percent, to $95.43.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 45 or. 4 percent, to $102.26. Humana Inc. fell$. 91 or. 7 percent, to $137.50. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $95.67.
Stocks fell Wednesday as investors mulled the slowdown in Europe and earnings from retailers.
Stocks edged higher on Monday as investors tracked corporate results as the earnings season starts to wind down.
*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...
Stocks were little changed after data had creation of 214,000 jobs in October.
Members under the Medicaid health plans increased 28 percent to 2.3 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, driven by additions in Florida, Kentucky and Georgia under the federal health insurance program for lower-income people, Wellcare said. Medicaid expansion has also helped other insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc, Centene Corp and Cigna Corp..
Want to know what's giving health stocks confidence in profit forecasts? Like it or not, it's the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Members under the Medicaid health plans rose 28 percent to 2.3 million as Florida, Kentucky and Georgia added more to the federal health insurance program for lower-income people. The expansion of Medicaid also helped other insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc, Centene Corp and Cigna Corp.. WellCare's medical benefit expenses rose 40 percent to $3...
Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...
Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday it expects 2014 medical costs to increase at the high end of its forecasts, underpinning investor concerns that years of stabilized medical use could be ending. Shares in Aetna fell 2.2 percent and others insurers including UnitedHealth Group Inc and WellPoint Inc also fell.
Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.
There are 12 stocks that are up more than 10,000% since the 1987 Black Monday crash, reports USA Today.
Stocks surged Friday as companies including GE and Morgan Stanley reported profits.