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Aetna, Inc. (AET)

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  • Aug. 14, 2012, 4:59 PM
    David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital levers up on healthcare issues this quarter, adding new positions in Aetna. (AET), Cigna Corp (CI), Humana (HUM), UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and WellPoint (WLP).
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  • Aug. 6, 2012, 3:02 PM
    Aetna (AET -0.1%) says it's reached an agreement on a new contract with Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, adding the facility and its physician group to its network. Under the terms of the agreement, members of AET’s commercial plans will be able to receive covered services at in-network rates from the Hospital and its physicians clinic.
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  • Jul. 31, 2012, 2:04 PM
    Shares of Humana (HUM -13%) get slammed this morning, a day after the managed-care provider missed the mark on Q2 earnings and cut its profit outlook for the year. The dismal report is taking down more than one insurer that otherwise might have had an up day: Aetna (AET -1.9%), WellPoint (WLP -3.5%), UnitedHealth (UNH -3%).
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  • Jul. 31, 2012, 9:00 AM
    More on Aetna (AET +3.7%) Q2: net profit sinks 15% to $457.6M as increased medical claims offset a 114K rise in membership Q/Q to 18M, and higher Y/Y revenue. Medical benefit ratio rises to 82.4% from 79.7% last year. Increases FY operating EPS guidance to $5-$5.10 from prior forecast of $5.
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  • Jul. 31, 2012, 6:05 AM
    Aetna (AET): Q2 EPS of $1.31 beats by $0.06. Revenue of $8.82B (+6% Y/Y) in-line. (PR)
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  • Jul. 31, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: ADM, AET, BP, CIE, CMI, COH, DB, DISCA, DLPH, ECL, ETR, FWLT, GT, HCP, LPX, LQDT, MPC, NI, PEG, PFE, TIE, TRI, TRW, TYC, UBS, VLO, VSH, X, YNDX
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  • Jul. 30, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: ADM, AET, BP, CIE, CMI, COH, DB, DISCA, DLPH, ECL, ETR, FWLT, GT, HCP, LPX, LQDT, MPC, NI, PEG, PFE, TIE, TRI, TRW, TYC, UBS, VLO, VSH, X, YNDX
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  • Jul. 27, 2012, 2:26 PM
    Aetna (AET +2.7%) authorizes an additional $750M to its buyback program, in addition to the approximately $248M of repurchase authority currently available under it's existing authorization as of June 30. The company intends to continue buying shares in the open market as necessary. AET has been active over the past quarter, having had approximately $828M of repurchase authority still left available as of March 31.
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  • Jul. 27, 2012, 7:12 AM
    Coventry Health Care (CVH): Q2 EPS of $0.65 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $3.5B (+16% Y/Y) in-line. (PR)
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  • Jul. 27, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Friday’s open: ACI, AON, CCJ, CFX, CPN, CVH, CVX, DHI, DTE, EGO, FNFG, HP, KKR, LM, LYB, MRK, NEM, NVE, OHI, TOT, TRP, WY
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  • Jul. 26, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Friday’s open: ACI, AON, CCJ, CFX, CPN, CVH, CVX, DHI, DTE, EGO, FNFG, HP, KKR, LM, LYB, MRK, NEM, NVE, OHI, TOT, TRP, WY
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  • Jul. 25, 2012, 11:36 AM
    Health insurers take a pummeling after Wellpoint's (WLP -12%) miserable Q2 report, even though some analysts say that the company has specific challenges. Citigroup's Carl McDonald reckons management could come under pressure. Still, HealthNet (HNT) -10%, UnitedHealth (UNH) -5.6%, Coventry (CVH) -4.9%, Humana (HUM) -3%, Cigna (CI) -3.9% and Aetna (AET) -4.9%.
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  • Jul. 24, 2012, 11:37 AM
    Seeing "unpriced upside in the possibility that the election changes the political landscape," David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital initiates positions in Cigna (CI) and Coventry Health Care (CVH). The fund has given up on DELL and Best Buy (BBY).
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  • 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.
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  • 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%).
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  • 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.
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Company Description
Aetna Inc. is a health care benefit company, which offers traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans.
Sector: Healthcare
Country: United States