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Today, Stock-Callers.com reviews the performances of four Health Care Plans equities at the close: Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC), Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM), and Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI). These companies offer health benefit plans along with point-of-service plans, traditional indemnity plans, and other hybrid plans. They also offer below-average dividend yields. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:
Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.51% higher at $129.30, with a total trading volume of 2.45 million shares. Over the last month and the previous three months, the Company's shares have advanced 14.66% and 12.14%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has gained 20.67% since the start of this year. Shares of the Company are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 10.11% and 12.01%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Aetna, which operates as a health care benefits company in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 60.96.
On November 14th, 2016, research firm Bernstein downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Market Perform'.
On December 02nd, 2016, Aetna's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on January 27th, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 12th, 2017. AET complete research report is just a click away and free at:
Shares in St. Louis, Missouri headquartered Centene Corp. rose 0.37%, ending yesterday's session at $56.94, with a total trading volume of 1.82 million shares. The stock is trading 5.31% below its 50-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the US, have an RSI of 47.28.
On November 14th, 2016, research firm Bernstein upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Market Perform' to 'Outperform'.
On December 05th, 2016, Tenet Healthcare and Centene announced that they have signed a new, three-year agreement providing Centene's and Health Net's members with in-network access to Tenet's hospitals, outpatient centers and employed physicians in 18 states. The new agreement integrates all of Centene's and Health Net's insurance products into a single contract, following Centene's acquisition of Health Net earlier this year. The complimentary report on CNC can be downloaded at:
On Thursday, Indianapolis, Indiana headquartered Anthem Inc.'s stock climbed 0.97%, to close the day at $146.61. A total volume of 960,552 shares was traded. The Company's shares have advanced 16.12% in the last one month, 16.07% in the previous three months, and 7.22% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 13.45% above its 50-day moving average and 11.47% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Anthem, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the US, have an RSI of 69.74.
On November 15th, 2016, research firm Wells Fargo upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Market Perform' to 'Outperform'.
On November 16th, 2016, Anthem announced that Scott Towers has been named president of the company's Dental business, effective November 28th, 2016. In his new role, Towers is responsible for developing strategy and managing the profit and loss for the Dental business. This includes accountability for product development, operations, underwriting, and network development. Since joining Anthem in 2009 as part of the Company's acquisition of DeCare Dental, Towers has been an integral part of the Dental business Leadership team. Most recently, Towers was responsible for Anthem's dental underwriting, product development and analytics. He has more than 20 year's experience in the dental benefits industry. Sign up for your complimentary research report on ANTM at:
Shares in Bloomfield, Connecticut headquartered Cigna Corp. ended the day 0.22% higher at $137.13, with a total trading volume of 1.12 million shares. The stock has gained 6.49% in the last one month and 6.76% in the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.13% and 4.00%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Cigna, which provides insurance and related products and services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 57.97.
On November 30th, 2016, Cigna announced that it is investing in an integrated hi-tech/hi-touch approach to customer decision support and service. Starting January 01st, 2017, 1.2 million Cigna's commercial health plan customers will receive One Guide access to guided consultations via phone, mobile app and "Click-to-Chat" for choosing their benefits, building a personal health team of doctors, clinicians and coaches and reducing their health expenses through reward programs. Get free access to your research report on CI at:
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