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CVS

CVS Health

$73.71

0.65 (0.89%)

, AET

Aetna

$199.39

1.155 (0.58%)

08:59
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CVS Health says 'pleased with solid performance' in Q3

Says first concept stores to be up and running in early 2019. Says making significant progress on enterprise streamlining efforts through process improvements and technology enhancements. Still expects to generate ~$475M in gross benefits this year; expects savings to ramp in 2019 in line with original expectations. Says for 2019 PBM selling season, to date has completed more than 90% of client renewals, roughly in line with previous years. Says gross wins $2.6B; net wins $875M, up ~$675M from last update. Says Retail pharmacy market share increased ~ 150 bps versus Q3 2017 to all-time high of 25.2%. Says 2019 will be "highly focused" on Aetna integration. Comments from Q3 earnings conference call.

CVS

CVS Health

$73.71

0.65 (0.89%)

AET

Aetna

$199.39

1.155 (0.58%)

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CVS CVS Health
$73.71

0.65 (0.89%)

09/20/18
LEER
09/20/18
NO CHANGE
Target $250
LEER
Outperform
Cigna price target raised to $250 from $235 at Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte raised her price target on Outperform-rated Cigna (CI) to $250 from $235 following meetings with a panel of PBM and Specialty Rx specialists, which increased her bullishness on Cigna and Market Perform-rated Express Scripts (ESRX). In a research note to investors, Gupte says she also came away with raised confidence on the achiveability of the $4B annual drug cost savings from the Express Scripts switch by Anthem (ANTM) to IngenioRx in partnership with CVS (CVS). She adds that smaller independent PBMs still have niche opportunities with smaller regional third-party health plans, noting that Magellan Health (MGLN) is well positioned in this market, though loss of substantial business in Florida Seriously Mentally Ill is a headwind in Rx as well.
10/22/18
FBCO
10/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $207
FBCO
Neutral
Aetna price target raised to $207 from $202 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst A.J. Rice raised his price target for Aetna (AET) to $207 from $202, while reiterating a Neutral rating on the shares. The analyst noted that the DOJ preliminary approved CVS' (CVS) acquisition of Aetna after the latter reached an agreement to sell its Medicare Part D drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans. Connecticut approved the CVS-AET deal October 17, and New York is expected to reach a decision after October 25, Rice adds. At this point, the analyst feels deal approval has a high probability of occurring, albeit the timing could be slightly later than CVS' outlook of early Q4 closing. Overall, Rice is putting a 90%-95% probability on the deal closure.
10/25/18
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10/25/18
INITIATION
WOLF
Peer Perform
CVS Health initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research analyst Justin Lake assumed coverage on CVS Health with a Peer Perform citing moderating 2019 business momentum and limited growth visibility across the pharmacy and PBM businesses.
10/31/18
PIPR
10/31/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $206
PIPR
Neutral
Piper downgrades Aetna to Neutral on confidence of CVS deal closing
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James last night downgraded Aetna (AET) to Neutral from Overweight and lowered her price target for the shares to $206 from $212. The analyst is favorable on the fundamentals of Aetna's business and is confident the CVS Health (CVS) takeover will close given the recent Department of Justice approval. She believes Aetna shares will be range bound near the $206 per share takeout price.
AET Aetna
$199.39

1.155 (0.58%)

10/02/18
LEER
10/02/18
NO CHANGE
LEER
Outperform
Intersect ENT's Sinuva reimbursement policies 'steps in right direction,' says Leerink
Leerink analyst Richard Newitter reiterates an Outperform rating on Intersect ENT following some positive progress on the reimbursement front for Sinuva in the last several weeks, namely Aetna (AET) covering Sinuva and Anthem (ATNM) adding it to its formulary this past week. The analyst believes these positive coverage policies represent steps in the right direction to a potentially quicker and more consistent reimbursement process using the specialty pharmacy channel, an area where the company has faced some challenges.
10/30/18
PIPR
10/30/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $206
PIPR
Neutral
Aetna downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James downgraded Aetna to Neutral and lowered her price target to $206 from $212.

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Aquestive Therapeutics

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TI

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Plug Power

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Equinix

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Lockheed Martin

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Teligent

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0.045 (1.79%)

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Staffing 360 Solutions

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0.07 (4.00%)

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