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WellCare to acquire Care1st Health Plan Arizona for about $157.5M

WellCare Health Plans announced that it has entered into an agreement with Care1st Health Plan, an affiliate of Blue Shield of California, to acquire its subsidiaries Care1st Health Plan Arizona and ONECare by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona, managed care companies that provide Medicaid and Medicare benefits to approximately 114,000 beneficiaries in Maricopa and Pima counties, Arizona's largest geographic service areas. Under the terms of the agreement, WellCare will acquire Care1st Arizona from Care1st Health Plan for approximately $157.5M, inclusive of statutory capital and subject to certain adjustments. The transaction is expected to be funded with available cash on hand and to close by the first quarter of 2017, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is also expected to be accretive to earnings per diluted share in the first year following the close of the acquisition. WellCare expects to provide additional details regarding the acquisition during its third quarter 2016 earnings conference call that is scheduled for November 1, 2016.

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WCG WellCare
$117.62

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RBCM
Health insurance weakness on court decision overdone, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital believes that the weakness in health insurer stocks in response to a federal judge's decision in the House versus Burwell case is overdone. The firm predicts that the decision will be overturned on appeal. Publicly traded companies in the space include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellCare (WCG).
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SUSQ
06/13/16
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WellCare price target raised to $136 from $107 at Susquehanna
Susquehanna raised its price target on WellCare to $136 from $107 based on the view that it remains the divestee of choice for the Aetna (AET) and Humana (HUM) transaction. Susquehanna reiterated its Positive rating on WellCare shares.
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LEER
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Cigna could pursue other options if Anthem deal breaks, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte sees an acquisition of WellCare (WCG) or Molina Healthcare (MOH) by Cigna (CI) as potentially likely if the Anthem (ANTM) deal breaks. A Cigna combination with WellCare or Molina can be "strategically attractive" given the entry for Cigna into Medicaid and particularly Dual Eligibles markets, the analyst tells investors in a research note. While Gupte does not expect either company to entertain a transaction in the near-term, she believes a deal could be possible at the right price. The analyst recently lowered her Anthem-Cigna deal probability from 70% to under 50% on antitrust challenges exacerbated by management conflicts. She has an Outperform rating and $155 price target on Cigna's shares.
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WellCare more likely to win bid for Aetna Medical Advantage assets, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte views the reports that WellCare (WCG) and Centene (CNC) have bid for the package of Medical Advantage assets that are being auctioned off by Aetna (AET) to help close its transaction with Humana (HUM) as credible. The analyst sees WellCare as more likely to win the assets in this auction given their existing Medical Advantage presence. Leerink has an Outperform rating on both WellCare and Centene shares.

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