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UnitedHealth

$272.24

12.44 (4.79%)

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19:30

UnitedHealth price target raised to $300 from $285 at Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James raised her price target on UnitedHealth to $300 and kept her Overweight rating after its Q3 earnings beat and raise of FY18 guidance. The analyst cites the company's higher than expected growth in Massachusetts, Pharmacy Benefit Management performance, and strong selling season for Optum RX offsetting a Medicaid share loss in Florida. James recommends that investors accumulate shares at current levels, stating that she is positive on the company's "sustainable advantage".

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UNH UnitedHealth
$272.24

12.44 (4.79%)

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WBLR
10/16/18
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Tivity Health risk/reward attractive at current levels, says William Blair
William Blair analyst Ryan Daniels attributes the "fairly lackluster" stock performance of Tivity Health (TVTY) to continued worries regarding UnitedHealth's (UNH) decision to insource more senior fitness plans to its own proprietary offering. Still, United will work with Tivity's SilverSneakers program in 28 states for individuals and will offer SilverSneakers to Medicare Advantage group members in all 50 states, Daniels tells investors in a research note. As open enrollment begins for the 2019 Medicare Advantage season, the analyst believes it also is an "opportune time to take a fresh look at Tivity Health." He views the stock's current risk/reward as attractive and keeps an Outperform rating on the name.
10/12/18
JEFF
10/12/18
DOWNGRADE
JEFF
Hold
Molina Healthcare downgraded to Hold on valuation at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst David Windley downgraded Molina Healthcare (MOH) to Hold with an unchanged price target of $152. The downgrade is based mostly on valuation as the company has pulled forward "significant earnings power faster than expected" and appreciated 80% year-to-date, Windley tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, remains constructive on Managed Care fundamentals with a bias to own diversified insurers. He likes we like UnitedHealth's (UNH) Q4 set-up and also believe Cigna's (CI) multiple can expand.
10/03/18
JEFF
10/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $311
JEFF
Buy
UnitedHealth price target raised to $311 from $292 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst David Windley raised his price target for UnitedHealth Group to $311 following a "deep dive analysis." The analyst sees an attractive risk/reward profile and reiterates a Buy rating on the shares. UnitedHealth has an "abundance" of organic and inorganic opportunities that support low-to-mid teens earnings growth over the next three-to-five years, Windley tells investors in a research note. His "base case" one-year total return is 16%, reflecting above consensus 2020 earnings estimates.
10/03/18
LEER
10/03/18
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LEER
Upcoming midterm elections to act as key catalyst driving healthcare, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte expects the upcoming midterm elections to act as a key catalyst driving healthcare. This midterm has the potential for even more impact given the 2020 Presidential election could even lead to a Democratic supermajority, she contends. Gupte sees the most upside opportunity in Managed Medicaid stocks, such as Centene (CNC) and Molina Healthcare (MOH), and for Facilities names like HCA Healthcare (HCA) with a Blue Wave increasing Red state Medicaid expansions. Medicare Advantage with Humana (HUM) as the flagship name is her contrarian election pick. The analyst recommends buying Diversified MCOs with captive PBMs like UnitedHealth (UNH)/Optum [OP], Anthem (ANTM)/Ingenio Rx, and Cigna (CI)/Express Scripts (ESRX) under all scenarios.

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