Healthcare Stocks Under Scanner -- Humana, Cigna, Molina Healthcare, and DaVita HealthCare Partners

Aug 10, 2016, 08:00 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Healthcare sector rose 0.6%, outperforming the other sectors on Tuesday, August 09, 2016. looks at how the following four equities fared at the close: Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: MOH), and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA). You can access of our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:


At the close on Tuesday, shares in Louisville, Kentucky headquartered Humana Inc. saw a slight decline of 0.29%, ending the day at $177.13. The stock recorded a trading volume of 526,615 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 15.02% in the last one month and 2.24% in the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.72% and 2.01% respectively. Moreover, shares of Humana, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being company, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 55.83.

On July 22nd, 2016, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $220 a share to $224 a share.

On August 3rd, 2016, Humana reported GAAP pretax income of $636 million for 2Q 2016 compared to $793 million in 2Q 2015. The company's adjusted pretax income for 2Q 2016 was $682 million versus $550 million in 2Q 2015. Humana's diluted earnings per share on adjusted basis came in at $2.30 for 2Q 2016 as compared to diluted earnings per share on adjusted basis of $1.77 in 2Q 2015. Visit us today and download your complete report on HUM for free at:


Shares in Bloomfield, Connecticut headquartered Cigna Corp. ended the day 0.95% lower at $127.17 and with a total volume of 1.40 million shares traded. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 2.04%. Shares of the Company, which provides insurance and related products and services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 44.18.

On July 29th, 2016, Cigna reported that total revenues were $10.0 billion for Q2 2016, an increase of 5% over Q2 2015, driven by continued growth in Cigna's targeted customer segments. For Q2 2016, shareholders' net income was $510 million, or $1.97 per share, compared to $588 million, or $2.26 per share, for Q2 2015. The complimentary research report on CI can be accessed at: Molina Healthcare

On Tuesday, shares in Long Beach, California headquartered Molina Healthcare Inc. finished 0.17% lower at $58.19 and with a total volume of 621,515 shares traded. The stock has advanced 14.32% in the last one month and 23.91% over the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 12.10% and 1.65%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Molina Healthcare, which provides Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income families and individuals; and to assist state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program, have an RSI of 66.87.

On August 2nd, 2016, Molina Healthcare announced that it will acquire, in all-cash transactions, certain assets related to Aetna and Humana's Medicare Advantage businesses in 21 states which will result in approximately 290,000 Medicare Advantage members transitioning to Molina. The consideration for the transactions is estimated to be approximately $117 million. Molina's acquisition of such Medicare Advantage assets is subject to CMS approvals and actions, customary closing conditions including state and other regulatory approvals, as well as the resolution, of the pending litigation brought by the US Department of Justice challenging Aetna's proposed acquisition of Humana. Register for free on and download the PDF research report on MOH at:

DaVita HealthCare Partners 

Denver, Colorado headquartered DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 3.93 million shares at the end of yesterday's session, which was higher than their three months average volume of 943,260 shares. The stock closed the day at $72.31, dropping 4.05%. The Company's shares have advanced 3.73% on an YTD basis and are trading below their 200-day moving average by 0.54%. Additionally, shares of DaVita HealthCare Partners, which provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease, have an RSI at 29.09.

On August 8th, 2016, DaVita HealthCare Partners reported that net income attributable to the company for the three months ended June 30th, 2016 was $53 million, or $0.26 per share, as compared to net income attributable to the company for the three months ended June 30th, 2015 of $170 million, or $0.78 per share. The company reported that total U.S. dialysis treatments for Q2 2016 were 6,745,610, or 86,482 treatments per day, representing a per day increase of 4.4% over Q2 2015. Get free access to your research report on DVA at:


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