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UNH

UnitedHealth

$162.41

0.23 (0.14%)

, SCAI

Surgical Care Affiliates

$48.75

1.7 (3.61%)

06:00
01/09/17
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06:00

UnitedHealth unit Optum to acquire Surgical Care Affiliates for $57.00 per share

Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), and Surgical Care Affiliates (SCAI) are combining. The agreement calls for the acquisition of SCA's outstanding common stock for $57.00 per share. The combination of SCA with OptumCare, Optum's primary and urgent care delivery services business working with more than 80 health plans, will position the combined organization as a comprehensive provider of ambulatory care services, while continuing expansion of SCA's network of ASCs and surgical hospitals in partnership with leading health systems, medical groups and health payers. The combination builds upon the two companies' successful ASC collaborations and expands OptumCare's capabilities in outpatient surgical procedures. The agreement calls for the acquisition of SCA's outstanding common stock for a fixed price of $57.00 per share, to be funded between 51% and 80% with UnitedHealth Group common stock, with the final percentage to be determined at UnitedHealth Group's option and the remainder in cash. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2017, subject to the tender of a majority of SCA's shares, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to be neutral to UnitedHealth Group's outlook for adjusted net EPS in 2017 and modestly accretive in 2018.

UNH

UnitedHealth

$162.41

0.23 (0.14%)

SCAI

Surgical Care Affiliates

$48.75

1.7 (3.61%)

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UNH UnitedHealth
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FBCO
12/01/16
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Outperform
UnitedHealth policy for Exondys 51 a positive for Sarepta, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young noted that Sarepta (SRPT) shares have been weak since UnitedHealth (UNH) posted its medical benefit policy for the company's DMD drug Exondys 51, but she doesn't see a reason for the weakness. She doesn't think encouraging home infusions limits access and believes the requirement for an every 6 month reauthorization is neither "prohibitive nor concerning" as it is standard with expensive rare disease treatments. She sees the policy as a positive for Sarepta, as having more payers supporting Exondys reimbursement makes it hard for other payers not to do so, and keeps an Outperform rating on Sarepta shares.
12/07/16
CANT
12/07/16
UPGRADE
CANT
Buy
UnitedHealth upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor
12/23/16
JEFF
12/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $89
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies expects Magellan to rally today on Virginia win
Jefferies analyst David Styblo expects shares of Magellan Health (MGLN) to rally today on the news that the company was one of seven managed care organizations selected for the $3.5B Virginia Managed Long Term Services and Supports initiative. Besides the financial benefit, the award shows Magellan can compete for business serving acute populations, Styblo tells investors in a research note titled "Santa Delivers Early for MGLN in Virginia." The other six winners include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Humana (HUM), UnitedHealth (UNH), Optima Health and Virginia Premier, the analyst notes. Styblo reiterates a Buy rating on Magellan with an $89 price target.
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PIPR
01/03/17
INITIATION
Target $188
PIPR
Overweight
UnitedHealth initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James commenced co-coverage on UnitedHealth with an Overweight and a $188 price target, up from $155. Piper Jaffray's Healthcare IT Sr. Analyst, Sean Wieland, will continue to focus on Optum while James will provide a refreshed look at the managed care portion. James believes UnitedHealth will grow earnings above peers driven by capital deployment, best in class cost control, which drives market share gains, international expansion, and above consensus growth in Optum as it builds out relationships with existing customers and increasingly beats large peers on new contract wins.
SCAI Surgical Care Affiliates
$48.75

1.7 (3.61%)

06/22/16
GSCO
06/22/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $48
GSCO
Neutral
Surgical Care Affiliates downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman analyst Matthew Borsch downgraded Surgical Care Affiliates to Neutral citing valuation and maintained its $48 price target.
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RHCO
09/22/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Surgical Care Affiliates fundamentals 'compelling,' says SunTrust
After meeting with Surgical Care's management, SunTrust analyst David Macdonald says that the company has "strong core trends, industry tailwinds, robust growth/investment opportunities and robust free cash flow." He says that the company's pipeline is strong, while the company should continue to benefit from multiple trends in the healthcare sector. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
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SBSH
01/04/17
INITIATION
Target $50
SBSH
Neutral
Surgical Care Affiliates initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe started Surgical Care Affiliates with a Neutral rating and $50 price target.

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