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  • July 24- Anthem Inc said on Friday it would buy Cigna Corp in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer by membership. Anthem said it will pay $103.40 in cash and 0.5152 of its shares for every Cigna share held. The deal- the biggest ever in the health insurance industry- comes three weeks after Aetna Inc agreed to buy Humana Inc for $37...

  • Anthem to buy Cigna in $54.2B deal Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Anthem to buy Cigna in $54.2B deal

    Vishnu Lekraj, Morningstar health care analyst, shares his perspective on the cash and stock deal which jointly will serve about 53 million customers. Strategically it makes a lot of sense, say Lekraj.

  • NEW YORK— Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients. In just three weeks, starting with Aetna's $35 billion bid for Humana Inc. on July 3, the landscape of U.S. health care has been altered in a buyout frenzy that could transform five massive U.S....

  • Health insurer Anthem to buy Cigna in $54.2 bln deal Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    July 24- Anthem Inc said on Friday it would buy Cigna Corp in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer. Cigna shareholders will get $103.40 per share in cash and 0.5152 Anthem shares. The deal comes three weeks after Aetna Inc struck a deal to buy Humana Inc for $37 billion and is part of an industry-wide consolidation of the health...

  • It's official... Anthem to buy Cigna Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    It's official... Anthem to buy Cigna

    Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna for $54.2 billion in a cash and stock deal, reports "Squawk Box's" Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday as a deluge of mostly lackluster earnings pressured the major averages.

  • Anthem to announce deal to buy Cigna on Friday Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    An exterior view of the Anthem Health Insurance headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    U.S. health insurer Anthem is planning to announce a deal to acquire Cigna for $188 a share on Friday, sources told CNBC.

  • Most issues that were preventing Anthem and Cigna from reaching a deal, such as price and the role of Cigna Chief Executive David Cordani, have been resolved, the people said. Anthem has slightly improved on its previous cash and stock offer of $184 per share and will pay somewhere near $187 per share for Cigna, one of the people said. The Wall Street Journal earlier...

  • Most issues that were preventing a deal, such as price and the role of Cigna Chief Executive David Cordani, have been resolved, the person said, without offering details. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that Anthem was nearing an agreement to pay about $187 per share for Cigna. Cigna shares jumped 6.5 percent in after-hours trading to $161 while Anthem's...

  • Cigna shares jumped 6.5 percent in after-hours trading to $161 while Anthem's shares were marginally lower after closing at $155.10 on Wednesday. Anthem is expected to pay about $187 per share for Cigna in a deal that could be announced as soon as Thursday, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Cigna also said it was concerned other members of...

  • July 22- Health insurer Anthem Inc is nearing a deal to buy smaller rival Cigna Inc for more than $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Anthem is expected to pay about $187 per share for Cigna in a deal that could be announced as soon as Thursday, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. The insurers were not immediately...

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  • Cigna shares spike on Anthem takeover report Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Anthem is closing in on a deal to buy Cigna for $187 per share, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • July 17- University of California Health, which runs four hospitals in the university's campuses, and drug retailer CVS Health Corp's CVSphoto.com became the latest victims of cyber attacks. UCLA Health said on Friday that data on as many as 4.5 million individuals was at potentially at risk, although it added it had not yet found evidence that individuals'...

  • July 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, on Thursday forecast higher profit and said medical costs were under control, pushing off any discussion about its role in a frenzy of insurer consolidation. Aetna Inc and Humana Inc have recently struck a deal, and Anthem Inc is in pursuit of Cigna Corp. UnitedHealth has also been reported to have...

  • July 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday its medical costs were as expected during the second quarter, but analysts were disappointed, saying the ratio of medical costs to premiums was higher than expected. It raised its profit forecast for the full year to $6.25- $6.35 per share from $6.15- $6.30 on revenue of about $154...

  • UnitedHealth CEO says insurer has 'plenty of scale' Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 9:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hemsley said on Thursday during a conference call that the company's mergers and acquisition strategy has not changed and that it expects to continue to build and diversify its business. Hemsley was responding to a question about how UnitedHealth is approaching M&A at a time when...

  • July 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as enrollments increased and its Optum health services business performed better. UnitedHealth is the first of the national health insurers to report earnings, at a time when the industry is in the midst of consolidation, with Aetna Inc and...

  • July 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a quarterly profit that jumped 12.6 percent as revenue increased in its Optum business and enrollments increased. The insurer's net income rose to $1.59 billion, or $1.64 per share, for the quarter ended June 30 from $1.41 billion, or $1.42 per share, a year earlier. 3/ 8. Its report comes at a time...

  • UnitedHealth tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecasts Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    UnitedHealth continued to juice up its business outside health insurance in a better-than-expected second quarter while rivals scrambled to add enrollment in a wave of mega-mergers sweeping the sector. UnitedHealth, already the nation's largest Medicare Advantage plan provider, has taken a different path on acquisitions, one that veers from its core...