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Fly News Breaks for August 5, 2019
CNC, HUM, UNH, CVS
Aug 5, 2019 | 15:53 EDT
Louisiana selected four managed care providers for its Medicaid contracts and the winners included Humana (HUM), UnitedHealth (UNH), AmeriHealth Caritas, and Community Care Health Plan/Healthy Blue, Wells Fargo analyst Peter Costa tells investors in a research note. The loss is a "surprising negative" for Centene (CNC), which also failed to get a statewide contract in North Carolina, says Costa. The analyst would not be surprised to see a protest filed by Centene and/or CVS Health (CVS), who was also not selected. He estimates Centene could lose about $2.4B in premiums and about 13c in earnings per share while CVS could lose about $600M in premiums or about 1c in earnings per share.