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HUM

Humana

$233.57

1.16 (0.50%)

, CI

Cigna

$168.94

1.66 (0.99%)

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Leerink reiterates view that Cigna could bid for Humana

Leerink analyst Ana Gupte reiterated his views that Cigna (CI) could make a bid Humana (HUM) following Cigna's disclosure that 60% of its Medicare Advantage plans will be in 4-STAR rated plans. The announcement is most positive for Humana (HUM) which is the largest pure play Medicare Advantage name, but also paves the way for Cigna to potentially dievest its legacy HS Medicare Advantage book and bid for Humana.

HUM

Humana

$233.57

1.16 (0.50%)

CI

Cigna

$168.94

1.66 (0.99%)

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HUM Humana
$233.57

1.16 (0.50%)

06/12/17
FBCO
06/12/17
INITIATION
Target $185
FBCO
Outperform
Cigna initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Scott Fidel started Cigna (CI) with an Outperform rating and $185 price target. In a research note titled "Once the Prey, Now the Hunter," Fidel argues that an acquisition of Humana (HUM) would be "highly strategic and value creative." He also believes Cigna is poised for accelerating earnings growth in 2017.
06/09/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Brian Nowak saying the company's in-game innovation, starting with Poker, is resulting in higher engagement and monetization. 2. Citi (C) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS with analyst Saul Martinez saying he sees an improved risk/reward at current share levels. Global growth "looks resilient," protectionist policies have not emerged, and the path forward for structural reforms in the U.S. "is not as clear." 3. Comerica (CMA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital. 4. Camping World (CWH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst David Tamberrino saying he expects growth to continue despite late-cycle concerns. 5. Humana (HUM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst David Toung saying he is upbeat about its growth outlook following the termination of its merger deal with Aetna (AET). This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/09/17
ARGS
06/09/17
UPGRADE
ARGS
Buy
Humana upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
Argus analyst David Toung upgraded Humana (HUM) as he is upbeat about its growth outlook following the termination of its merger deal with Aetna (AET). He predicts that Humana will focus on growing its Medicare Advantage business, and he thinks that its margins can increase as its exits underperforming markets. Target $260.
06/08/17
JPMS
06/08/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Humana takeover still likely, $300 bid possible, says JPMorgan
After hosting investor meetings with management, JPMorgan analyst Gary Taylor says a possible sale of Humana (HUM) is still likely. The company's Medicare Advantage assets are coveted by every other publicly traded health plan and likely pharmacy benefit managers/drug stores, Taylor tells investors in a research note. He thinks Humana management is well prepared to discuss the possibilities of both health plan and PBM or drug store integration. The analyst continues to believe Cigna (CI) is the most plausible candidate, presuming a simultaneous sale of HealthSpring, to buy Humana. He sees the potential for a $250-$300 per share bid. Humana closed yesterday up 25c to $233.75. Along with Cigna, publicly traded health plans include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM) and UnitedHealth (UNH). Express Scripts (EXRX) and CVS Health (CVS) are pharmacy benefit managers.
CI Cigna
$168.94

1.66 (0.99%)

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OPCO
06/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $185
OPCO
Outperform
Cigna price target raised to $185 from $174 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Michael Wiederhorn raised his price target for Cigna to $185 saying the company well positioned heading into the upcoming investor day. Cigna should be able to deploy $5.6B in capital that could be worth $1.65 in earnings per share through share repurchases, Wiederhorn tells investors in a research note. He would continue to be a buyer of the shares at current share levels.
06/06/17
MSCO
06/06/17
INITIATION
Target $184
MSCO
Overweight
Cigna initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Zack Sopcak initiated Cigna with an Overweight and a $184 price target saying he sees double digit growth through capital deployment and balanced growth across its diversified revenue streams.

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