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Stock-Callers.com has initiated coverage on the following equities: Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM), WellCare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE: WCG), and Nobilis Health Corp. (NYSE MKT: HLTH). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free trade alerts at:
The Healthcare sector encompasses a broad range of companies that provide products and offer services essential for the growing population. Despite cost pressures and policy risks, the industry presents various opportunities for growth. Stock-Callers.com takes a brief technical look at how each of the companies mentioned above have fared over the last few trading sessions. Register with us now for your free membership and more at:
On Monday, Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 2.30 million shares and ended the session 0.23% lower at $118.36. The Company's shares have gained 7.37% in the previous three months and 10.22% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 1.59% above its 50-day moving average and 7.68% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Aetna, which operates as a health care benefits company in the U.S., have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 52.00.
On July 01st, 2016, Reuters reported that Aetna has launched an auction to divest a portfolio of Medicare Advantage assets as it continues to pursue antitrust approval for its $37 billion acquisition of U.S. health insurance peer Humana Inc. The company is hoping the move will help ease antitrust concerns. Merging Aetna's and Humana's Medicare Advantage businesses would make the combined company the largest U.S. manager of the healthcare insurance for seniors and the disabled. The assets will likely be valued around the $1 billion range, as per the report. See our complete notes on AET at:
Indianapolis, Indiana headquartered Anthem Inc.'s stock closed the day 0.51% higher at $135.00 and with a total volume of 1.06 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 2.06% in the past month. The stock is trading 2.02% above its 50-day moving average and 0.11% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Anthem, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the U.S., have an RSI of 58.69.
On June 30th, 2016, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. Department of Justice has told Anthem that its $48 billion planned acquisition of Cigna Corp. threatens competition and probably cannot be resolved by selling parts of their businesses. The report stated that The Justice Department has indicated that it is open to hearing about proposals from the company to resolve the problems. The complimentary note on ANTM can be accessed on at:
WellCare Health Plans
Shares in Tampa, Florida headquartered WellCare Health Plans Inc. recorded a trading volume of 294,386 shares at the close of the last trading session. The stock ended 0.20% higher at $109.07. The Company's shares have advanced 3.48% in the past month, 19.05% over the previous three months, and 39.46% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.67% and 22.74%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of WellCare Health Plans, which provides managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, have an RSI of 63.39.
On June 27th, 2016, WellCare Health Plans announced the appointment of Karen M. Johnson as chief operating officer of its Easy Choice Health Plan, which is based in California, effective the same day. Ms, Karen will report to Kelly Munson, WellCare's senior vice president, division president, and Medicaid product. Register for free and access key note on WCG at:
Houston, Texas headquartered Nobilis Health Corp.'s stock finished Monday's session 1.27% higher at $2.39 with a total volume of 138,575 shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 0.84% in the last month. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 12.22%. Additionally, shares of Nobilis Health, which together with its subsidiaries, acquires and manages ambulatory surgical centers and healthcare facilities in the U.S., have an RSI of 48.84.
On July 11th, 2016, Nobilis Health Corp. announced that it has named Kenneth Efird as President, with immediate effect. As President, Mr. Efird, will have responsibility for all of the Company's operating units nationally and will continue to focus on executing the Company's strategic plan. He will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Harry Fleming. Mr. Efird, who joined Nobilis Health in 2005, has earlier served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Business Development Officer of the Company. Notes are available for free at:
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