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Aetna reported an 8% rise in first-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by an increase in enrollment and improved operating cost controls, and the health insurer raised its 2007 forecast.
WellPoint reported higher first-quarter profit on Wednesday, helped by gains in membership.
Insurer UnitedHealth Group, the nation's second-largest health insurer, said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 4%, but the results were hampered by payments related to its stock options problems and weak enrollment in Medicare-related programs.
Wow-there were a lot of big gains Tuesday, and many of our celebs came from behind to move up the ranks. Chris Moneymaker stepped it up taking the lead with an all-in buy of Gigamedia Monday, netting him over $47,000, Tuesday (and for being first, Chris gets his picture posted). And Ernie Hudson moved from 8th to 6th, AND Johnny Bench moves up two spots from 9th to 7th. At last (and no longer close to last) Johnny's making his move!! Here are the standings:
Our celeb stock players seem to be getting the hang of "making money." All but two of them saw gains Monday (even Johnny Bench!). Ernie Hudson had the biggest "up" percentage--gaining 1.01% or just a little over $10k. Only Chris Gardner, down a minisucle 0.01% or $80.00 and Wille Garson, down a bigger .058% or $5,600, came out on the losing end.
Actor Stephen Collins continues to make solid gains each day--and he's very consistent in adding $3,000 a day in Bonus Bucks (so that's why we put in his picture). His strategy is paying off as he builds his lead in "Trading With The Stars." Actor Ernie Hudson is making some buys and sells as is Hall of Famer Johnny Bench--who's still in 9th place, but at least he's staying out of the cellar..
Stocks closed higher following a late rally in telecom and energy as investors took surging crude-oil prices in stride. "I'm thinking the next move is to the upside again," James Paulsen, chief investment strategist with Wells Capital Management, told CNBC.
Cramer goes through the mailbag, answering questions about IPOs, oil service companies and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Cramer reiterates his stance on Big Pharma, and tells callers whether to buy or sell Gateway, Titanium Metals and more...
It's time for more Fast Money Madness! As the NCAA Tournament marches on, we're pairing off the most-talked about 64 companies on the street. Our guys will determine the winners through debate, and end up with a national champion – “Fast Money's” favorite stock.
We get asked that question quite a bit here at the Breaking News Desk. Sometimes, the most honest answer is: "I have no idea." There’s little doubt that for right now, the subprime loan market is one of Wall Street's primary worries ... That’s why we knew we were looking at news when about a half dozen headlines on [subprime lender] New Century crossed early this morning. The trouble was -- they suffered from a syndrome I like to call “sufficient nebulosity.”
Health insurer UnitedHealth Group said on Monday it would acquire Sierra Health Services for $43.50 per share to help it expand in the fast-growing U.S. Southwest.
Health insurer UnitedHealth said Tuesday charges to correct accounting for backdated stock option grants reduced profit by $1.55 billion.
Brian from Missouri asked wither the slide we’re seeing today in the energy markets is going to help stocks. Also, what’s with this sell-off in the Euro and do you think it will continue? Eric Bolling answered....
UnitedHealth Group on Thursday reported net income of $1.2 billion for the fourth quarter on sales of $18.16 billion, but said that earlier results are not comparable due to problems relating to its granting of stock options.
Financials and techs, two groups that pulled in the money last week, will be out in front of the news this week when earnings season is in full swing. Markets will also be watching key economic data, a parade of Fed speakers and whatever side show goes on when oil markets reopen, after last week's near six percent slide in crude.
The 110th session of the U.S. Congress opens in less that one week--and the Democrats are back in power in both the house and senate. One of their stated goals is making health care more affordable for Americans. But is that good news or bad news for HMOs? And either way--which healthcare stocks should investors look at?
Bullish sentiment took hold of markets as stocks charged higher--albeit on thin volume--with auto and homebuilding shares leading the way.
This morning the market is buzzing about a meeting in Japan between Ford's CEO and Toyota's Chairman. They said they did not discuss forming an alliance, but that didn't stop speculation in this morning's Japanese newspapers which are ablaze with rumors that it’s the first step of a partnership. CNBC’s Bob Pisani reveals how this news (and other events) are moving markets.
UnitedHealth Group, the country's second-largest health insurer behind WellPoint, said that federal regulators have begun a formal investigation into its historical stock-options practices.