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CVS

CVS Health

$65.69

0.58 (0.89%)

, AET

Aetna

$177.06

0.18 (0.10%)

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Glenview's Robbins expects CVS to grow faster with Aetna deal

Larry Robbins, founder, portfolio manager and CEO, Glenview Capital Management is presenting at the 2018 Sohn Investment Conference.

CVS

CVS Health

$65.69

0.58 (0.89%)

AET

Aetna

$177.06

0.18 (0.10%)

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CVS CVS Health
$65.69

0.58 (0.89%)

04/05/18
CHLM
04/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $30
CHLM
Hold
CVS focusing on home dialysis positive for NxStage Medical, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Kevin Ellich notes that CVS Health (CVS) announced an initiative to improve patient outcomes for chronic kidney disease and dialysis. The analyst believes that a company of CVS Health's size and stature focusing on home dialysis and specifically home hemodialysis is a positive for NxStage Medical (NXTM) since it is the market leader with a huge head start. While there could be concerns about price competition if and when CVS Health is able to get a home hemodialysis device to market, NxStage Medical will have its next generation products to market, as well as a peritoneal dialysis machine, he contends, adding that he thinks the market opportunity will be much larger. Ellich reiterates a Hold rating and $30 price target on NxStage Medical's shares.
04/10/18
LEER
04/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $85
LEER
Outperform
CVS drug trend report highlights value of PBM model, says Leerink
Leerink analyst David Larsen notes that CVS recently published its 2017 drug trend report, and reported good performance, posting total drug trend of +1.9%. In his view, this trend which is a five-year low, and the 0.2% reported drug price growth, is evidence that the PBM business model delivers significant value to clients. The analyst is generally positive on the PBM business model, and despite constant "noise" around transparency and drug costs, he believes the proof is in the trend. Larsen reiterates an Outperform rating and $85 price target on the shares.
04/17/18
MZHO
04/17/18
NO CHANGE
MZHO
Amazon news removes 'unprecedented overhang' on drug sellers, says Mizuho
After CNBC reported yesterday afternoon that Amazon (AMZN) has decided to shelve its plan to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products, Mizuho analyst Ann Hynes said she had thought Amazon's current logistics and distribution model would not translate into healthcare. However, based on conversations with investors, she believes the magnitude of the overhang that Amazon presented for drug distributors and retail pharmacies was "unprecedented." While drug pricing is still a concern, she notes that the CNBC report removes one overhang on the drug supply chain stocks. Hynes remain a buyer of CVS Health (CVS) and Walgreens (WBA) and keeps Neutral ratings on Rite Aid (RAD) as well as on drug distributors AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Cardinal Health (CAH) and McKesson (MCK).
04/17/18
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04/17/18
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LEER
Amazon, Trump news positive for drug supply chain, distributors, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte sees the dual pronged news flow on Amazon (AMZN) being unlikely to enter the Hospital drug supply chain, and President Trump poised to give a speech on drug pricing and supply chain reform on April 26 as HHS Secretary Alex Azar solicits ideas for pricing reform as positive for both the drug supply chain across PBMs and drug distributors and biopharma manufacturers that have been roiled by fears of margin compression on both these threats. Within her coverage, the analyst views this as positive for UnitedHealth (UNH) with its Optum Rx PBM, Cigna (CI) with its deal to acquire Express Scripts (ESRX), and Aetna (AET) which has inked a deal with CVS (CVS) in part through equity, as well as Anthem (ANTM) with IngenioRx and Humana (HUM) with or without its potential Walmart (WMT) deal that has a sizable mail order operation.
AET Aetna
$177.06

0.18 (0.10%)

04/02/18
LEER
04/02/18
NO CHANGE
LEER
Possible Humana/Walmart deal transformational for U.S. seniors market, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte sees the possible Humana (HUM)-Walmart (WMT) deal as transformational for the U.S. Seniors market and estimates the deal value at close to $50B. The analyst also believes the deal helps Humana compete more effectively with UnitedHealth (UNH)/Optum and Aetna (AET)-CVS (CVS), while Walmart can also compete with Amazon (AMZN) that is eroding sales and likely eyeing an entry into the Prescription Rx market. Gupte expects the anti-trust scrutiny of three deals Aetna-CVS, Cigna (CI)-Express Scripts (ESRX) and Humana-Walmart by the DOJ will be more challenged under simultaneous review by the DOJ, though Walmart and Humana have the least anti-competitive issues. Humana-Walmart could catalyze a counter-offer for Cigna from Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) or even Amazon, or re-invigorate Walgreens-AmerisourceBergen (ABC) talks, she contends.
04/03/18
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04/03/18
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RBCM
Final Medicare Advantage rate better than expected, says RBC Capital
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' final notice for 2019 Medicare Advantage plans provides a 3.40% net increase in capitation rates and finalizes expanded coverage for non-skilled home health, along with other proposals, RBC analyst Frank Morgan tells investors in a research note. He believes the payment updates should be viewed positively for Managed Care stocks, and the expanded coverage of in-home services is a positive for Home Health stocks. Managed Care stocks include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Humana (HUM) and UnitedHealth (UNH). Home Health stocks include LHC Group (LHCG) and Amedisys (AMED). Morgan notes that both companies have "built out significant personal care platforms."
04/11/18
WELS
04/11/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Centene contract win in Pennsylvania looks set to be rebid, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Peter Costa said he believes the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled on the side of UnitedHealth (UNH) that the state Department of Human Services violated the state's procurement code when it had previously awarded a Medicaid contract to Centene (CNC). Given this ruling, Costa thinks the state will have to start the procurement process for the third time. He views the court ruling as a modest positive for UnitedHealth and Aetna (AET) and a modest negative for Centene (CNC), though he also noted that this win was not in Centene's 2018 guidance. Costa has Outperform ratings on all three stocks mentioned.

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Duke Energy

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Johnson & Johnson

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UAL

United Continental

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New York Times

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