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Aetna Inc. (AET)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$191.46 USD

191.46
1,200,582

-0.43 (-0.22%)

Updated Jul 16, 2018 03:59 PM ET

After-Market: $191.45 -0.01 (-0.01%) 4:26 PM ET

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How Will Membership Affect UnitedHealth's (UNH) Q2 Earnings?

UnitedHealth (UNH) should see an increase in Public Group and International business, partially offset by lower commercial membership.

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Zacks Equity Research

UnitedHealth's Unit to Provide Better Care in North Carolina

UnitedHealth's (UNH) arm forges an alliance with Community Care for providing better and cost-efficient care in North Carolina.

AET  MOH  UNH  CNC

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4 Reasons That Make WellCare Health Plans an Attractive Pick

WellCare Health Plans (WCG) looks attractive given its promising growth prospects.

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Will Insurers Suffer on Halt in Risk-Adjustment Payment?

The most-recent regulatory action to halt risk-adjustment payments should pose uncertainty for health insurers.

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Amazon Forays Into Pharmacy Business: Red Alert for Others?

Amazon's entry into the high-potential pharmaceutical industry deals a blow to share prices of major players.

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LabCorp, Philips Tie Up to Advance in Digital Pathology

Through the latest collaboration, LabCorp (LH) aims at strengthening its hold inthe high potential digital pathology market.

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Zacks Equity Research

UnitedHeathcare Arm Gets Charge of Kansas Medicaid Program

The State of Kansas picks UnitedHealth Group (UNH) arm for administering the statewide Medicaid Program.

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Sanghamitra Saha

Want to Tap Merger Mania? Play Top-Ranked Health Care ETFs

What is driving Healthcare merger-mania and how to tap it with ETFs.

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Rite Aid-Albertsons Deal: US SEC Sanctions Proxy Materials

Rite Aid (RAD) is moving closer to completing its previously announced merger with Albertsons. The company's shareholders are going to cast their votes regarding the deal on Aug 9.

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Zacks Equity Research

Aetna Arm Secures Contract for its Kansas Medicaid Program

The State of Kansas awards Medicaid managed care contract to a subsidiary of Aetna (AET) for providing better health care to the Medicaid members.

AET  MOH  UNH  WCG

Urmimala Biswas

Walgreens-GE Faceoff: How Impactful is it for Dow Investors?

The stock performance of Walgreens Boots (WBA) currently does not offer much conviction. Over the past year, shares show a decline of 17.9%.

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Will Amazon's Entry Into Healthcare Disrupt the Market?

Appointment of a CEO for the healthcare alliance of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan marks invasion in the space.

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Humana, Walgreens Team Up to Provide Better Senior Care

Humana (HUM) ties up with Walgreens to provide better primary care and other services to seniors of the Kansas City Community.

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Anthem Boosts Integrated Care With Aspire Health Buyout

Anthem's (ANTM) acquisition of Aspire Health points to its increased efforts in comprehensive community-based palliative care space.

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What Makes UnitedHealth (UNH) Stand Out in Its Industry?

UnitedHealth (UNH) stands out by virtue of its immense scale and size.

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Sweta Killa

AT&T-TWX Deal Approval to Spark M&A Frenzy: 4 ETFs to Profit

This long-awaited decision will change the landscape of the media industry by setting the stage for mergers of media companies and telecom providers.

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AT&T (T) Sinks, Time Warner (TWX) Gains as Federal Judge Approves Merger

A federal judge has approved AT&T's (T) $85 billion merger with Time Warner (TWX), handing the telecom giant a massive victory in what has been the most intense antitrust case in decades.

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Zacks Equity Research

UnitedHealth (UNH) Hits 52-Week High: Is More Upside Left?

UnitedHealth (UNH) hits 52-week high on dividend hike, share buyback renewal, and agreements with lab and diagnostic companies.

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Why Centene (CNC) Stock More Than Doubled its Industry YTD

Centene (CNC) stock surges on the back of successive Medicaid contract awards and a slew of acquisitions.

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Zacks Equity Research

LabCorp, Unilabs Tie Up to Expand in Companion Diagnostics

LabCorp (LH) continues to strengthen hold in the diagnostics space through inorganic means.

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Sweta Jaiswal

Morgan Stanley Calls Labs 'Safe Havens': Stocks to Watch

With Morgan Stanley calling clinical laboratory services market a safe haven, let's find out what's working in favor and against this burgeoning niche market.

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Zacks Equity Research

LabCorp Extends Aetna Agreement, Expands Diagnostics Business

The expanded agreement enables LabCorp (LH) to serve as a preferred national laboratory to almost all of Aetna's members starting Jan 1, 2019.

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Zacks Equity Research

Aetna (AET) Down 1.1% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

Aetna (AET) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

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WellCare to Consolidate Medicaid With Meridian Health Plans

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG) announces that it will acquire Meridian Health Plans of Michigan and Illinois and MeridianRx for a total of $2.5 billion.

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Zacks Equity Research

UnitedHealth Extends LabCorp Ties, Signs Quest Diagnostic Deal

UnitedHealth (UNH) agrees with laboratories and diagnostic companies for value based care.

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Anthem to Buy Aspire Health for Better Healthcare Service

Anthem (ANTM) agrees to take over Aspire Health for providing better and integrated medical care outside hospital.

CI  AET  ANTM  CVS

Zacks Equity Research

Resurgent Economy, Buyouts to Keep Health Insurers Buoyant

Health insurance is one of the few industries that have been able to hold up their outperformance for the past several years, irrespective of economic uncertainty and regulatory changes.

ANTM  WCG  UNH  HUM  AET  CI

Zacks Equity Research

Health Insurance Industry Outlook - May 2018

Higher medical enrollment, surging revenues, medical cost management and an increasing share of revenues from complementary services helped results.

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Zacks Equity Research

Envision Healthcare (EVHC) Q1 Earnings Beat, Revenues Rise

Envision Healthcare's (EVHC) Q1 earnings gain from by revenue growth at its Physicians Services segment.

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