|Bid||335.51 x 800|
|Ask||337.00 x 1400|
|Day's Range||317.01 - 340.48|
|52 Week Range||225.65 - 340.48|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.84|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.87|
|Earnings Date||Feb 4, 2020 - Feb 10, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.20 (0.69%)|
|1y Target Est||336.74|
The name in the first paragraph, the third paragraph and the photo caption is corrected to read: Ozgur Cetinok (instead of: Ozguk Cetinok). The student team of Ozgur Cetinok, Leah Kelly, and Erica Millwater from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has won the $30,000 First Place prize in the Humana-Mays Health Care Analytics 2019 Case Competition sponsored by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (HUM) and Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
(Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren said Friday her Medicare-for-All plan would be implemented over three years, a major concession to the difficulty of fundamentally changing the way Americans get health care. Managed-care and hospital stocks moved higher on the news.A Medium post Warren published Friday mapped out a strategy to enact a mandatory government-run health care system that she estimates would cost $20.5 trillion but others have tagged at more than $30 trillion.Warren said she would inch up to Medicare-for-all, starting with a plan to cover children and poor families. That would happen through a legislative maneuver in her first 100 days in the White House, while not actually eliminating private insurance plans until her third year in office.Health-care companies, which worried about extinction, rallied Friday, leading the S&P 500 Health Index to an all-time high. Among them, some of the nation’s largest insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc., Humana Inc., Anthem Inc. and Centene Corp. have climbed more than 5% in Friday’s trading.The advance in health care is a turnaround from the first nine months of the year, when the industry trailed most of its market peers over drug-pricing regulations and Medicare for All proposals.Even if Warren wins the White House and Democrats win control of both the House and Senate, Warren’s timeline is still optimistic, given how Congress operates.She said she would ask Congress to use a quirk in the budget process to allow a simple majority vote -- bypassing the 60-vote Senate threshold -- and “fast-track” a Medicare for All option that would immediately cover children under the age of 18 and families making less than $51,000 a year, and provide an option for expanded Medicare for people over 50.In the first three years, anyone else could buy into Medicare for All at a “modest” cost, Warren said, before it eventually became free.By her third year in office, Warren said, “the American people will have experienced the full benefits of a true Medicare for All option, and they can see for themselves how that experience stacks up against high-priced care that requires them to fight tooth-and-nail against their insurance company.”She added, “I won’t hand Mitch McConnell a veto over my health care agenda,” referring to the current Senate majority leader.After repeated questioning about how she would finance a government-run Medicare for All system that eliminates private insurance, Warren on Nov. 1 rolled out a $20.5 trillion proposal funded by taxing the rich and large corporations.Her gradual implementation “will give people time to adjust, people in the industry will have time to look for other jobs, pension plans will have time to start changing their portfolio and it will give the government time to gear up the bureaucracy,” said Gerald Friedman, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who consulted on Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign on Medicare for All, the basis of Warren’s plan.The new proposal sets Warren apart from Sanders, who has said he wouldn’t compromise with incremental health-care changes.But Friedman cautioned that a long transition period could leave the private health insurance industry in shambles.“If you know that in three years your company is going to be wiped out, then it could create perverse incentives, staff start exiting and companies may become dysfunctional before the government program is set up,” Friedman said.Warren’s new proposal at least at first ends up looking much like that of her moderate rivals, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg: Expanded government-run insurance without mandating it for everyone.Spokesmen for Biden and Buttigieg quickly weighed in.“Senator Warren is now trying to muddy the waters even further,” said deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield. “We’re not going to beat Donald Trump next year with double talk on health care.”Buttigieg spokeswoman Lis Smith said, “Senator Warren’s new health care ’plan’ is a transparently political attempt to paper over a very serious policy problem, which is that she wants to force 150 million people off their private insurance -- whether they like it or not.”Even if Democrats control the entire federal government in 2021, their best-case scenario is a narrow Senate majority that would likely leave Warren far short of the votes to pass Medicare for All. And several key Democrats have pledged not to eliminate the legislative filibuster. But the party is more united around the idea of a government-run insurance option.The budget fast-track process, known as reconciliation, has been used by majorities in both parties to avoid a filibuster. Democrats under President Barack Obama used it to pass Obamacare in 2010, while Republicans under President Donald Trump tried to use the procedure to repeal the health-care law in 2017 but came up short.“While Republicans tried to use fast-track budget reconciliation legislation to rip away health insurance from millions of people with just 50 votes in the Senate, I’ll use that tool in reverse – to improve our existing public insurance programs,” Warren wrote.Still, budget reconciliation creates complications as Senate rules require that such legislation be limited to changes involving taxes and spending. Republicans struggled to shoehorn their attempted repeal of Obamacare, which included regulatory reforms, into the process.Warren also vowed to take immediate action to lower drug prices in her first day as president, including insulin, EpiPens and drugs that save people from opioid overdoses. A Warren administration would help companies produce expensive medicines as a price-control measure and use administrative authority to ensure sufficient supply.(Updates with details in first, second, third paragraphs.)\--With assistance from Tatiana Darie.To contact the reporters on this story: Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org;Sahil Kapur in Washington at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The student team of Ozguk Cetinok, Leah Kelly, and Erica Millwater from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has won the $30,000 First Place prize in the Humana-Mays Health Care Analytics 2019 Case Competition sponsored by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (HUM) and Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
Annual Award Celebrates Electronic Health Records, Health Systems and Pharmacy Industry Leaders for Improving Patient Safety and Workflow Efficiency
For the second year in a row, Humana Inc. (HUM) rose to the top as No. 1 in service in its industry, according to Newsweek’s 2020 list of America’s Best Customer Service. “We’re proud to receive this recognition from Newsweek, as we’ve worked hard this year to deploy technology and advance our service offerings to enable us to deliver personal, engaging experiences,” said Vicki Perryman, Senior Vice President of Consumer & Provider Service and Solutions, Humana. The list is live on the Newsweek website and will be published in the upcoming print edition of Newsweek Magazine.
For the third year in a row, Humana Inc. (HUM) has achieved top Gold-level recognition in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, a science-based assessment that defines best practices and evaluates the quality, comprehensiveness and effectiveness of an organization’s efforts to improve employee health and well-being and a health-focused culture. “We’re proud of earning this recognition once again, and we’re especially proud of the improvements our teammates continue to make in their lives,” said Tim State, Senior Vice President of Associate Health and Well-being at Humana. “We’re cultivating a culture of health and well-being here that’s core to our identity, and our teammates have taken that to heart.
Oakmark Funds released its 2019 Q3 letter to investors giving its commentary on a number of its positions, highlighting the investment strategy and stock picks for the quarter- download a copy here. The investment management company did not have a good quarter, losing 2.1%, while the S&P 500 gained 1.7%. For the fiscal year ending September 30, […]
- Recently, Humana and Seniorlink announced a Virtual Care Team pilot designed to connect Humana At Home care managers with their most vulnerable members. - The expanded relationship allows Humana At Home to offer family caregivers a caregiver-directed dementia program, powered by Vela, Seniorlink's secure care collaboration app. BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, is pleased to announce an expanded relationship with leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (HUM) that will provide additional care management and support to families caring for Humana Medicare Advantage members diagnosed with dementia.
During the Lightning Round of Wednesday night's Mad Money program one caller asked Jim Cramer about Humana : "I think this one is going higher. In this daily bar chart of HUM, below, we can see that prices made a low in April and a retest in May before rallying to a high in August. The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has strengthened from early October and tells us that buyers have been more aggressive.
Wednesday marked another consolidation day for the stock market, as the S&P 500 continues to hover near all-time highs. Let's look at a few top stock trades showing a bit more volatility than the broader market is letting on. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Uber (UBER)There's both good news and bad news when it comes to Uber (NYSE:UBER) stock. After hitting new 52-week lows on Tuesday after earnings, shares cratered lower by about 7% in early Wednesday trading, as the stock undergoes a lockup expiration.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAfter new lows two days in a row, what possibly could be the good news?Well, it's not great news. But one silver lining would be the intraday bounce we've seen off the lows. That's better than closing at or near the session lows, at least technically speaking. * 7 Under-the-Radar Retail Stocks to Buy Now What now? Bulls need to see Uber stock reclaim the prior lows near $28.50, and preferably, reclaim $29. Until it can do that, it's a tough one to own. Those that are trading it long, be mindful of the new low. Below it and shares can continue to flush. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: Match Group (MTCH)What a technical beauty this short was, even though many didn't play it that way because of earnings. Still, the breakdown in Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) was evident.Known as a descending triangle, downtrend resistance (blue line) was squeezing MTCH stock lower against a static level of support. Once support gave way, Match stock was hammered.MTCH's ability to hold the $62.50 to $65 area is impressive. Above it now, let's see if it can reclaim the 200-day moving average. Below Wednesday's low and the 38.2% retracement near $56 could be on the table. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Kirkland Lake (KL)Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL) has put together an excellent wedge pattern (blue lines).Breaking over the upper wedge line now (resistance), and KL stock may be able to gain some serious upside traction. Particularly if gold begins to move higher as well.Over the past few months, KL has struggled with the $48 level. However, if shares can clear this mark, a move to $50-plus could be on deck. A close back below the upper wedge line would be discouraging, but not necessarily bearish. For the charts to shift in the shorts' favor, investors would need to see a close below $44. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: Humana (HUM)Humana (NYSE:HUM) delivered a beat-and-raise quarter, and its charts are starting to look more bullish. However, there is some overhead levels to consider.Shares are reclaiming the notable $300 level, as well as the 38.2% retracement near $304. With potential resistance near $310 and an elevated RSI reading (blue circle), it may be best for shares to consolidate between $300 and $310 over the next few days.That will allow investors to digest the recent gains, and work up the strength to push shares through $310. Below $300 and investors will need to see if short-term uptrend support (purple line) can buoy the stock price.Over $310 and the 23.2% retracement near $322 is possible, although it may take time to get there. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 5: GW Pharma (GWPH)GW Pharma (NASDAQ:GWPH) is hurting, down big on Wednesday. Downtrend resistance (blue line) held this one check, while shares gapped right below the 50-day moving average.The setup now is pretty simple. Either the October lows hold and GWPH can put together some form of a bounce, or they fail to hold and shares trade down to the December lows.Bulls may want to give this one a few days to shake out before dipping their toe in the water.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Under-the-Radar Retail Stocks to Buy Now * 7 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now * 5 Cannabis Stocks With "Lit" Growth Prospects The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday: UBER, MTCH, KL appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has hired former Humana Inc. executive Regina Nethery as its new vice president of investor relations. Nethery's title at Humana was enterprise vice president of investor relations. "Regina has an impressive background – both in terms of her skills across finance and investor relations, as well as more than two decades of experience in healthcare services," Ron Rittenmeyer, Tenet’s executive chairman and CEO, said in a news release.
Humana Inc. beats analysts projections for the third quarter of 2019. Company CEO Bruce Broussard decries a coming federal fee and discusses layoffs.
Walgreens dragged on the Dow Jones today. HP Inc., Humana and CVS Health were early risers, as stocks turned moderately lower at the start of trade.
“Resistance is futile,” he says over email to MarketWatch. One segment of the market beaten down at the moment is value stocks. Separate data from Goldman Sachs finds the price-to-earnings ratio of the top quintile of S&P 500 companies by valuation is 27.
Health insurance giant Humana posts solid quarterly results as it continues to attract new full-benefit member users to its platform. Investors, however, aren't quite hankering for Humana. Here's why.