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ANTM

Anthem

$304.71

-0.73 (-0.24%)

, CNC

Centene

$53.24

-0.51 (-0.95%)

09:20
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Iowa Medicaid MCO rate bump positive for Anthem, Centene, says Stephens

Stephens analyst Scott Fidel noted that Iowa agreed to an 8.6% rate increase in Medicaid MCO for the new fiscal year starting on July 1, calling the news a positive for Centene (CNC), which just began Medicaid operations in the state, and for incumbent Anthem (ANTM). Fidel, who thinks the rate increase should help improve margins for Anthem in Iowa and increase confidence in Centene's ability to achieve its initial targets there, keeps Overweight ratings on both stocks.

ANTM

Anthem

$304.71

-0.73 (-0.24%)

CNC

Centene

$53.24

-0.51 (-0.95%)

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ANTM Anthem
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06/20/19
JEFF
06/20/19
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Amazon's PillPack looking to bypass PBMs, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut says his review of documents related to a case filed by CVS Health (CVS), which seeks to prevent a former CVS executive from joining PillPack, shows that Amazon.com (AMZN) is seeking to develop a service offering that would bypass pharmacy benefit managers and contract directly with payors. While it is difficult to predict the success of PillPack's efforts to bypass existing prescription payment structures, the court disclosure is a potential negative for PBMs like CVS Health, UnitedHealth (UNH), Anthem (ANTM) and Cigna (CI), Tanquilut tells investors in a research note.
06/25/19
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06/25/19
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SBSH
Molina, Centene have most at stake from Texas Medicaid awards, says Citi
Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe noted that Texas' "highly anticipated" STAR+PLUS contract for the states' higher acuity Medicaid members is expected to be awarded this Friday, June 28. Among the incumbents in the state, Molina (MOH) and Centene (CNC) have the most at stake, as their respective STAR+PLUS earnings contribute about 7% and 2%, respectively, of his and consensus estimates, Giacobbe tells investors. He estimates that the other incumbents - Anthem (ANTM), Cigna (CI) and UnitedHealth (UNH) - have 1% or less of their earnings at stake, adding that investor expectations are for the incumbents to largely retain business.
07/11/19
RAJA
07/11/19
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Death of drug rebate rule a win for PBMs and distributors, says Raymond James
After multiple media outlets, including Politico, reported that the Trump Administration has decided to withdraw the drug rebate rule, Raymond James analyst Chris Meekins called the news "a win" for pharmacy benefit managers and drug distributors and "a slight negative" for the pharmaceutical makers. The cost of the proposal to the government was ultimately too high with little guarantee that list prices would go down, said Meekins. However, President Trump hinted something "major" on drug pricing was coming over the next week during his kidney care speech and the analyst thinks the President is planning to move forward with an executive order on pricing. Publicly traded pharmaceutical distributors include McKesson (MCK), Cardinal Health (CAH), Amerisource (ABC) and Patterson (PDCO). Owners of pharmacy benefit managers include CVS Health (CVS), UnitedHealth (UNH), Anthem (ANTM) and Cigna (CI). Publicly traded large cap drugmakers include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY).
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07/11/19
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Stephens raises targets for Anthem, Cigna, peers on HHS rebate rule withdrawal
Following press reports that the White House has withdrawn its proposed rule to eliminate drug rebates in Medicare/Medicaid outside point of sale, Stephens analyst Scott Fidel raised his price targets on a number of managed care stocks, calling the elimination of this key near-term overhang a "material positive event" for the MCO and PBM group. He raised his price target on Anthem (ANTM) to $350 from $335, upped his target on Cigna (CI) to $240 from $225, increased his target on Humana (HUM) to $320 from $300 and raised his target on UnitedHealth (UNH) to $290 from $270. Fidel keeps Overweight ratings on all four of those stocks. He also raised his target on Magellan Health (MGLN) to $74 from $70, though he keeps an Equal Weight rating on that stock, citing the company's softer fundamentals.
CNC Centene
$53.24

-0.51 (-0.95%)

06/03/19
CANT
06/03/19
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Target $83
CANT
Overweight
Centene weakness due to Humana disclosure 'overdone,' says Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper notes that Humana (HUM) released an 8-K filing confirming it will not make a proposal to acquire Centene (CNC). With speculation around Humana's involvement casting doubt on Centene's pending merger with WellCare (WCG), the analyst says the news increases his confidence that the merger will be completed by the third quarter of 2020, and continues to believe that the company's merger with WellCare makes sense and should create significant value. Halper expects Centene-WellCare will have to divest certain Medicaid assets given the overlap in some states, but he believes that the acquisition will ultimately be completed by the company's estimated timeline. The analyst has an Overweight rating and $83 price target on Centene's shares.
06/17/19
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Centene growth undervalued, political risks overdone, says Piper Jaffray
Centene's valuation multiple has compressed from 17 times to 11 times on healthcare reform risk that has little chance of coming to fruition, Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the core Centene business has potential for long-term annual earnings growth in the 20% range. She believes the company's growth is being undervalued while political risks are overdone. The analyst calls Centene a top pick and keeps an Overweight rating on the name with an $80 price target.
07/10/19
SPHN
07/10/19
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SPHN
Overweight
Centene 'a clear winner' in Oregon Managed Medicaid awards, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Scott Fidel noted that Oregon announced awards for the state's $6B managed Medicaid program, calling Centene "a clear winner" as it retained Lane county, where it maintains essentially all of its current 88,000 Medicaid members in the state, and added three other counties that serve 36% of the state's current managed Medicaid membership. Fidel, who notes the new contracts are expected to begin on Jan. 1, 2020, keeps an Overweight rating on Centene shares.

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