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Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)

  • Dec. 13, 2011, 5:12 PM
    Also helping to pound Express Scripts (ESRX) shares, -3.1% AH, is the disclosure that it’s locked in a contract dispute with WellPoint (WLP), and the companies may go to court and fight it out. Express Scripts previously has said that WellPoint represented nearly 30% of its revenue for the nine months ended Sept. 30. (earlier)
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  • Dec. 2, 2011, 8:59 AM
    More on the Lipitor fallout: Though Watson Pharmaceuticals (WPI) took a hit after Ranbaxy Laboratories landed FDA approval to sell a generic copy of Lipitor, the firm received some good news when health insurer WellPoint (WLP) announced it would favor WPI's drug version with a $10-$15 co-payment over Pfizer's (PFE) brand name. Watson should also see a major boost with Wal-Mart's (WMT) announcement it will sell its version of Lipitor.
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  • Nov. 11, 2011, 3:24 PM
    Bloomberg reports Wellpoint (WLP), Aetna (AET), and UnitedHealth (UNH) are weighing bids for XLHealth, a privately-owned provider of healthcare plans for Medicare recipients. The bids are believed to be in the $1.5B-$2B range.
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  • Oct. 31, 2011, 1:19 PM
    Amerigroup (AGP +2%) bucks the downtrend today after Goldman upgrades the stock to Buy. The firm says concerns that the company's Q3 results would suffer a margin crunch have passed, and it's now focused on the "very strong growth opportunity" over the next few years as states convert spending to managed care.
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  • Oct. 28, 2011, 6:24 AM
    Amerigroup (AGP): Q3 EPS of $0.71 beats by $0.05. Revenue of $1.60B (+7.4% Y/Y) in-line. (PR)
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  • Oct. 28, 2011, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Friday's open: ACI, AGP, AIV, AON, BIIB, BWA, CEG, CI, CMC, COL, CPN, CVH, CVX, D, DTE, GT, IPG, ITT, LEA, LYB, MRK, NEM, NI, NWL, PEG, SWC, TEN, VSEA, WHR, WY
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  • Oct. 26, 2011, 6:37 AM
    More on WellPoint's (WLP) Q3 report: Better-than-expected results tied to slight increase in days in claims payable and adjusted operating cash flow 1.2X net income. Added 169K medical members during the recent quarter, pushing YTD total above 1M new members. Sees full-year EPS in a range of $7.18-$7.28, up from prior guidance of $6.90-$7.28. (PR)
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  • Oct. 26, 2011, 6:03 AM
    Wellpoint (WLP): Q3 EPS of $1.77 beats by $0.09. Revenue of $15.4B beats by $0.30B. (PR)
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  • Oct. 26, 2011, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday's open: ADP, AEP, AGN, ARW, ATI, AVY, BA, BEAV, COP, CPX, DPS, EAT, EXC, F, GD, GLW, HBI, HCBK, HES, HSP, JBLU, JNY, LMT, MHS, MWV, MYL, NDAQ, NOC, OC, PLD, PX, RES, S, SAP, SEE, SO, TMO, UMC, WLP, WYN
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  • Oct. 25, 2011, 8:28 AM
    Amerigroup (AGP) agrees to buy the operating assets and contract rights of Health Plus for $85M from Lutheran HealthCare in a move that will expand its presence in the New York market. The cash transaction is expected to close in 1H of 2012.
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  • Oct. 24, 2011, 9:54 AM
    Shares of Coventry Health Care (CVH) move 7% higher after reports emerge penciling in the company as a potential takover target. Barron's says the stock prices of smaller companies such as Coventry in the managed care industry could jump 50% as bigger players eye consolidation. Potential Targets: HNT, AGP, CNC, MOH.
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  • Oct. 10, 2011, 4:11 PM
    CNBC's Herb Greenberg passes on a stock tip (video) on HMOs UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellPoint (WLP), saying the two companies are ones that the analysts "just don't have the earnings estimates right." He adds both could see a margin boost in the near future from the Affordable Healthcare Act.
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  • Oct. 3, 2011, 9:28 AM
    WellPoint (WLP) adds $5B to its stock buyback authorization, providing a significant boost to its potential payout to shareholders at a time of growing uncertainty in the healthcare sector.
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  • Sep. 20, 2011, 1:17 PM
    WellPoint (WLP +2.4%) and two nonprofit insurers acquire Bloom Health, a private health insurance exchange, to compete with government-run marketplaces set to open in 2014 under Obamacare. WellPoint sees private exchanges limiting employer costs and providing consistency vs. separate state-run exchanges each with their own regulations.
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  • Sep. 20, 2011, 8:33 AM
    Coventry Health Care (CVH) is down 1.5% premarket after Wedbush downgrades the insurance provider to Underperform. The firm believes industry pricing may be entering a down cycle, and if this happens, Coventry faces more margin compression risk than rivals UNH and WLP. (previously)
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  • Sep. 16, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: NDN +11%. RPXC +4%. NCP +4%. BCS +4%. LYG +3%. MTU +3%. DB +3%.
    Losers: RIMM -23%. AGP -10%. PCX -7%. RTH -3%.
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Company Description
Anthem Incis a health benefits company which offers a spectrum of network-based managed care plans to the large and small employer, individual, Medicaid andMedicaremarkets.
Sector: Healthcare
Country: United States