Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) - NYSE
  • Jul. 9, 2012, 7:04 AM

    WellPoint (WLP) announces that it will buy Amerigroup (AGP) for $92 a share in a cash deal with a value of close to $4.9B. The price reps a 43% premium over the closing price for Amerigroup on Friday. The acquisition is slated to close in Q1 of 2013.

    | Jul. 9, 2012, 7:04 AM
  • Jul. 2, 2012, 5:28 PM

    Health care stocks had a mixed run after last week's monumental Supreme Court decision. Despite the run-up in select names, CRT Capital's Sheryl Skolnick thinks any upside to the decision is going to be short lived. Any benefits coming from less bad debt are likely to be offset by slower reimbursement growth and fiscal belt-tightening. Besides, the law's major provisions won't kick in until 2014, and Republicans have vowed to repeal the law the first chance they get.

    | Jul. 2, 2012, 5:28 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 29, 2012, 3:23 PM

    Following a brief rebound at the open today, health insurance stocks resume their downward trajectory on the back of yesterday's Supreme Court decision: UnitedHealth (UNH -2.5%), WellPoint (WLP -3.2%), Aetna (AET -3%), HealthNet (HNT -0.7%) and Coventry Health Care (CVH -2%).

    | Jun. 29, 2012, 3:23 PM | 16 Comments
  • Jun. 28, 2012, 1:40 PM

    Deutsche Bank says the weakness in UnitedHealth (UNH -1%) and Cigna (CI -2.2%) following the Supreme Court opinion is "a particularly attractive opportunity," as the ruling is a positive for the sector, especially as it removes uncertainty. However, the verdict is "a modest negative for diversified MCOs," as major red states like Texas or Florida could say they're not going to participate in the Medicaid expansion.

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 1:40 PM
  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:22 AM

    Healthcare stocks that are down following the Supreme Court opinion on the Healthcare Act include: CVH -1.3%, UNH -1.1%, AET -1.2%, CI -1.5%, CHSI -0.5%, WLP -2.5%, HUM -2%. Those that are up include: UAM +0.8%, MOH +6.3%, HNT +3.1%.

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 10:22 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:21 AM

    More on the Supreme Court healthcare opinion: The court reinforces that individuals can simply refuse to comply with the mandate, and pay the tax. The Supreme Court's live blog is here.

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 10:21 AM | 30 Comments
  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:13 AM

    More on the Supreme Court healthcare opinion: The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government's power to terminate states' Medicaid funds is narrowly read. The Supreme Court's live blog is here.

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 10:13 AM
  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:11 AM

    More on the Supreme Court healthcare opinion: The Medicaid provision is limited but not invalidated.

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 10:11 AM
  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:10 AM

    The Supreme Court healthcare opinion: The individual mandate survives as a tax. You can read the full opinion here.

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 10:10 AM | 88 Comments
  • Jun. 27, 2012, 3:29 PM

    The State of Kansas selects units of UnitedHealth (UNH +1.1%), Centene (CNC -0.6%) and Amerigroup (AGP +0.7%) to cover Medicaid members starting Jan. 1. The awards are the latest in a string of state partnerships with managed-care firms aimed at restraining costs and improving care in the health program for the poor, which is jointly paid for by states and the federal government. The state's goal is to save more than $1B over the next five years.

    | Jun. 27, 2012, 3:29 PM
  • Jun. 20, 2012, 12:18 PM

    Leerink downgrades a couple healthcare stocks today on valuation, citing concerns over the pending Supreme Court ruling. Leering thinks the individual mandate could be overturned by itself, which could pose a potential near-term risk to the companies. It cuts both Wellpoint (WLP -0.5%) and Coventry Health (CVH +1.2%) to Market Perform (I, II).

    | Jun. 20, 2012, 12:18 PM
  • Jun. 12, 2012, 9:02 AM

    Humana (HUM) and Aetna (AET) yesterday joined UnitedHealth (UNH) in saying that they would offer some Obamacare provisions regardless of whether the Supreme Court voids all or part of the Act, including free preventative care. However, WellPoint (WLP) and Cigna (CI) are holding back on any pledges until after the court rules. (previous)

    | Jun. 12, 2012, 9:02 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 7, 2012, 1:18 PM

    The carnage in Molina Healthcare (MOH -30%) after withdrawing its guidance yesterday is spilling over to other healthcare providers with a presence in the same service area: Centene (CNC -13%), Wellcare Health Plans (WCG -4%) and Amerigroup (AGP -3%).

    | Jun. 7, 2012, 1:18 PM
  • Jun. 4, 2012, 4:06 AM

    WellPoint (WLP) will buy contact-lens and eyewear retailer 1-800 Contacts for an undisclosed sum; sources peg the deal at around $900M. It's the latest sign of health insurers trying to diversify and to deepen their ties with consumers, and WellPoint says the deal will capitalize on a shift to increased consumer choice when it comes to healthcare products and coverage.

    | Jun. 4, 2012, 4:06 AM
  • May 24, 2012, 10:52 AM

    Over 50% of medical insurance policies sold to consumers don't match up to the requirements of the federal health law that's due to take effect in 2014, a study from the Commonwealth Fund shows. The law, which is being reviewed by the Supreme Court, will improve the terms of the policies for individuals, although it could lead to higher premiums.

    | May 24, 2012, 10:52 AM
  • May 2, 2012, 6:27 AM
    Amerigroup (AGP): Q1 EPS of $0.64 beats by $0.07. Revenue of $1.77B (+14.8% Y/Y) misses by $50M. (PR)
    | May 2, 2012, 6:27 AM
Company Description
Anthem, Inc. provides life, hospital and medical insurance plans. It offers a broad spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to the large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. The company also provides an array of specialty and other insurance products... More
Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Health Care Plans
Country: United States