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UnitedHealth

$221.97

-8.44 (-3.66%)

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UnitedHealth 'starts season off right' with beat and raise, says Raymond James

UnitedHealth's stronger than expected Q1 EPS was driven by strong top line growth coupled with a lower Medical Loss Ratio, or MLR, and strong cost controls, said Raymond James analyst John Ransom, who contends that the company started "the earnings season off right" with its beat and raise report. Ransom kept a Strong Buy rating on UnitedHealth shares ahead of the company's earnings call. Post the call, UnitedHealth shares are down 4% to $220.45 in early afternoon trading.

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UNH UnitedHealth
$221.97

-8.44 (-3.66%)

04/02/19
JEFF
04/02/19
UPGRADE
Target $107
JEFF
Buy
Quest, LabCorp upgraded to Buy ahead of UnitedHealth lab network rollout
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut upgraded both Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) to Buy from Hold on the belief that UnitedHealth's (UNH) rollout on July 1 of its preferred lab network will be a positive catalyst for both stocks. Quest and LabCorp's likely inclusion should bolster their organic growth beginning in 2020, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note. The analyst finds both stocks "compelling" with their 2019 outlooks "seemingly de-risked with fairly conservative guidance ranges" and 2020 consensus estimates "looking conservative." Further, Quest's and LabCorp's valuations are at below-historical relative averages, Tanquilut contends. The analyst raised his price target for Laboratory Corp. to $190 from $154 and for Quest to $107 from $93.
04/10/19
CANT
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NO CHANGE
CANT
Senate hearing a net positive for PBMs, says Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper views yesterday's Senate hearing as a net positive for the pharmacy benefit managers. The PBMs represented were Cigna (CI), CVS Health (CVS), UnitedHealth (UNH), Humana (HUM) and Prime Therapeutics. Although the Senators were not supportive of the PBMs, the executives responded well to questions and put forth a solid effort to address concerns regarding their business model and incentives, Halper tells investors in a research note. Overall, he views the hearing as a net positive for PBMs "as the group was able to counter the negative sentiment with constructive responses, recognizing this story is far from over."
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FBCO
04/16/19
NO CHANGE
Target $310
FBCO
Outperform
UnitedHealth setting positive tone with 'beat and raise,' says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst A.J. Rice says UnitedHealth is setting a positive tone with a clean "beat and raise quarter." The analyst notes that the company reported Q1 EPS of $3.73, ahead of consensus estimates, raised its 2019 outlook on improved 2019 performance trends and strong Q1 results. Rice reiterates an Outperform rating and a $310 price target on the shares.
04/16/19
JPMS
04/16/19
NO CHANGE
Target $301
JPMS
Overweight
UnitedHealth's Q1 'solid,' MLR beat 'unexpected,' says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Gary Taylor calls UnitedHealth's Q1 report "solid," with a 3.6% EPS beat on 1% revenue upside vs. consensus, telling investors in a research note that the Medical Loss Ratio, or MLR, beat was "unexpected" given upward pressure from the 2019 HIF Holiday and nearly four times faster government vs. commercial premium growth. Taylor questions whether the beat and modest raise will be enough to change the negative public sentiment that has pressured both the stock and the group year-to-date.

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