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PODD

Insulet

$80.33

0.67 (0.84%)

, UNH

UnitedHealth

$225.43

0.7 (0.31%)

08:18
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Insulet scores 'nice win' at UnitedHealth into weekend, says Piper Jaffray

Insulet (PODD) and UnitedHealth (UNH) announced yesterday afternoon an in-network contract for Omnipod which goes into effect April 1, Piper Jaffray analyst JP McKim tells investors in a research note. Omnipod is Insulet's tubeless insulin pump to monitor type 1 diabetes. The agreement affects commercial and Medicaid lives, the analyst points out. He views the news as a "nice win" for Insulet and expects the shares to react favorably. McKim continues to recommend Insulet with an Overweight rating and sees the stock pushing towards his $88 price target. The shares closed Friday up 67c to $80.33.

PODD

Insulet

$80.33

0.67 (0.84%)

UNH

UnitedHealth

$225.43

0.7 (0.31%)

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PODD Insulet
$80.33

0.67 (0.84%)

01/08/18
LEER
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
LEER
Outperform
Meaningful upside likely for Insulet in 2019, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Danielle Antalffy notes that Insulet announced that CMS has granted coverage of its OmniPod. While the analyst says this coverage decision was well expected, she believes it positions the company for potential upside to his 2018 sales estimates and sees meaningful upside likely in 2019 and beyond. Antalffy reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
01/18/18
PIPR
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $82
PIPR
Overweight
Insulet is a favored diabetes play on business momentum, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst JP McKim says he hosted calls yesterday with two Certified Diabetes Educators from a "high volume center" and learned that they expect Continuous Glucose Monitoring - CGM - to become a "standard of care" in the Type 1 market, which can reach penetration of 85% vs 40% today. The analyst says the findings support his view that CGM is set for accelerating growth. Kim also notes that the impact on Medtronic (MDT) is improving, while the business momentum at Insulet (PODD) continues. The analyst rates Insulet as his top choice, followed by Dexcom (DXCM) and Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM) in the space, given the headline risk around Libre coverage and insufficient evidence of accelerating pump additions for the latter names respectively. Kim keeps his Overweight rating and $82 price target on Insulet.
02/22/18
LEHM
02/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $90
LEHM
Overweight
Insulet price target raised to $90 from $85 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Matthew Taylor raised his price target for Insulet to $90 saying upside in both U.S. and international Omnipod revenue was a positive surprise in Q4. Install base growth remains strong and international growth has not been impacted by the pending transition to a direct selling model, Taylor tells investors in a post-earnings research note. The analyst sees "several catalysts" that should support growth over the next few years and continues to recommend Insulet with an Overweight rating.
03/05/18
BMOC
03/05/18
INITIATION
Target $90
BMOC
Outperform
Insulet initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Joanne Wuensch initiated Insulet with an Outperform rating and a price target of $90. Wuensch says the company's OmniPod Pump offers an "easier, more efficacious means of insulin delivery". The analyst also anticipates further benefits for Insulet coming from the launch of new products, further expansion in the U.S. Medicare, international sales efforts, and deeper penetration in Type 2 diabetes market.
UNH UnitedHealth
$225.43

0.7 (0.31%)

03/07/18
JPMS
03/07/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Envision leveraged buyout in $40-$50 range still plausible, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Gary Taylor continue to believe a leveraged buyout of Envision Healthcare (EVHC) in the $40-$50 per share range is plausible. UnitedHealth's (UNH) reported interest in Envision's ambulatory surgery segment is a "potential positive catalyst," Taylor tells investors in a research note. He says this could skew his thinking towards the upper half of the estimated LBO range. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on Envision shares.
03/08/18
LEHM
03/08/18
INITIATION
Target $265
LEHM
Overweight
UnitedHealth initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Steve Valiquette started UnitedHealth with an Overweight rating and $265 price target. The analyst initiated 14 companies in Health Care Services with a Neutral industry view.
03/08/18
JEFF
03/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $91
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies does not expect competing bids for Express Scripts
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut believes Cigna (CI) is paying a fair price for Express Scripts (ESRX) and does not expect competing bids to emerge. The deal is another mark on the ongoing vertical integration wave in Healthcare, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note. The analyst previously stated that Express Script would be the most logical acquisition target for Amazon (AMZN) if the tech giant truly had aspirations of entering the pharmacy retailing market. However, it appears that speculation has quieted down in recent weeks, Tanquilut admits today. Regarding regulatory risk for the Cigna/Express Scripts deal, the analyst believes scrutiny will come mostly from the government's interest in what a large-scale combination of large players from two different healthcare sub-sectors will bring to overall drug costs, patient premiums and out-of-pocket dollars. He highlights the existence of UnitedHealth's (UNH) OptumRx and CVS's (CVS) Caremark. Cigna in morning trading is down 9.5%, or $18.47, to $175.75 while Express Scripts is up 11% to $81.59.
03/08/18
PIPR
03/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $226
PIPR
Overweight
Cigna deal for Express Scripts makes Medicaid or MA deal less likely, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James said she does not see any issues with Cigna (CI) obtaining approval of its deal to buy Express Scripts (ESRX), even though the deal will give the combined company annual script volume of 848M, making it the third-largest PBM. She does not think Cigna's script volume would transition to the combined entity until 2023, which is when Cigna's contract with UnitedHealth's (UNH) OptumRx ends. Also, James thinks this deal makes it less likely in the near-term that Cigna would buy a Medicaid or Medicare Advantage plan. The analyst has an Overweight rating and $226 price target on Cigna shares.

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