Cigna Corporation

  • 3 Great Stock Picks From Credit Suisse's Focus List

    By Adem Tahiri - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: CI, CL, ORCL

    A great place to look for new stock ideas is in Credit Suisse's "Focus List.” The Focus List has outperformed the S&P 500 in 6 of the past 9 years, sometimes by a wide margin.

    To clarify, the Focus List isn't simply stocks that Credit Suisse has a "buy" rating on. Much like Goldman Sachs' Conviction Buy List, the Focus List is a select small number of more »

  • Why This Health Care Play Looks Like a Good Value

    By Lee Samaha - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, HOLX, LH, DGX

    I'm more of a GARP orientated investor but I occasionally I dabble in some value stocks. I confess I get tempted by the sordid infidelity of it all. 

    A few years ago a well known UK fund manager outlined one approach to the art of value investing to me. In short it involved analyzing companies across a sector and finding one that was under-performing based on various key metrics more »

  • This Health Insurer Is Still Undervalued

    By Dave Zaegel - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, UNH, UAM

    Universal American (NYSE: UAM) is an insurance company headquartered in New York. Its core operations are in Medicare Advantage, but Universal American also has Medicaid operations, and is actively involved in developing ACO's (Accountable Care Organizations). This stock is often forgotten since it doesn't have a big market cap, especially when compared to other, much larger insurance companies.

    The chart above shows how Universal American's market cap more »

  • This Healthcare Company Is Cheap

    By Anh HOANG - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: CI, HUM, UNH

    Over the past year, Humana (NYSE: HUM) shares have performed sluggishly. Since May 2012, Humana has been quite volatile, fluctuating in the range of $59.90 to $82.50 per share. The share price has declined 5.9% in the past twelve months. According to Barron’s, JPMorgan has recently upgraded the company from Neutral to Overweight, with a $91 price target, a 20.5% premium to its current trading more »

  • 3 Managed Health Care Companies You Should Buy

    By Madhukar Dubey - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, WLP

    Managed health care is an industry which is the most vulnerable to government policies. Recently, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also known as CMS, provided relief to this industry by announcing Medicare Advantage, or MA benchmark rates, for 2014, which will increase by 3.3%.

    The benchmark rate is the maximum monthly amount which a plan can receive from its member. Earlier in February, CMS announced that these rates more »

  • An Interesting Play on Health Care

    By Matthew Frankel - April 26, 2013 | Tickers: CI, CVS, ESRX

    One of the largest pharmacy benefit managers in the U.S., Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX), has grown its revenues dramatically over the past decade, even if you don’t include the acquisition of Medco Health Solutions last year.  The company is generally expected to grow its earnings significantly over the next few years, mostly due to an increased number of insured prescription customers as a result of the Affordable Care more »

  • Healthcare Changes Provide New Opportunities

    By Austin Higgins - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, HUM

    The Affordable Care Act will require certain changes in the market with regards to insurance coverage, employment benefits, and the cost of hiring employees. Companies that can offer viable solutions to people and other organizations will provide excellent opportunities to investors.

    The product

    An interesting insurance product that offers short-term flexibility and lower premiums is the short-term medical plan. These plans offer similar coverage as the major medical plans. The more »

  • Has This Health Care Provider Risen Too Far?

    By Matthew Frankel - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, HUM

    Aetna (NYSE: AET) is one of the leading providers of health insurance products and services in the US.  Out of the 803 health insurance companies in the U.S., Aetna is the third largest by enrollment.  After some good quarterly reports, Aetna is now up almost 65% since last July.  There is no doubt that Aetna is a solid company that is performing very well; my question is whether or more »

  • Has This Health Care Provider Risen Too Far?

    By Matthew Frankel - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, HUM

    Aetna (NYSE: AET) is one of the leading providers of health insurance products and services.  Out of the 803 health insurance companies in the U.S., Aetna is the third largest by enrollment.  After some good quarterly reports, Aetna is now up almost 65% since last July.  There is no doubt that Aetna is a solid company that is performing very well; my question is whether or not all of more »

  • Is This Insurer a Sure Thing?

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AFL, CI, PFG, WLP

    When looking for solid dividend-paying stocks, Aflac (NYSE: AFL) should be on every investors list. This Dividend Aristocrat also happens to be rather cheap. 

    The list of Dividend Aristocrats include companies that have raised their dividend payouts to shareholders every single year for at least a quarter-century -- this exclusive list only includes a few dozen stocks. Aflac upped its dividend payment by 6.1% in late 2012, marking the 30th more »

  • More Upside in Store for This Healthcare Insurance Provider

    By Nick Chiu - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: CI, HUM, UNH, WLP

    For investors seeking high revenue growth with an inexpensive free cash flow in the health insurance industry, Cigna is one of the top investment targets. Cigna (NYSE: CI), with a market cap of $18.46 billion, is a global health services company, providing medical, dental, disability, life, and accident insurance through its subsidiaries. Cigna continues to improve its bottom line. Unlike other health plan providers, Cigna's impact by Affordable more »

  • Why this health care insurance provider is due for more upside

    By Nick Chiu - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: CI, HUM, UNH, WLP

    Cigna (NYSE: CI), with a market cap of $18.46 billion, is a global health services company, providing medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance through its subsidiaries. Cigna had been trading in the range of $39.01-$66.67 in the past 52 weeks.

    Improving Patience Access

    Cigna continues to improve patient access to health care by enhancing care coordination and aiming to achieve improved health, affordability and patient more »

  • Obamacare is No Bust for Insurance Stocks

    By Jordan Wathen - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CI, HUM, UNH

    Thought Obamacare was sure to crush the insurance industry?

    Think again.

    After the markets closed Monday, the US government reversed its decision to lower payouts to Medicare Advantage plans, offering a 3.3% increase in payment rates instead of the 2.3% decrease it had previously announced.

    Why Medicare payment rates matter

    Falling reimbursement rates can crush health insurance companies like Humana (NYSE: HUM) or United Healthcare (NYSE: UNH). Health more »

  • Insiders Bought Cigna, Diebold, and These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: ASPS, CI, DXCM, DBD, DRC

    While over the last month or so we at Insider Monkey have devoted much of our time to analysis of the most recent round of 13F filings and developing investment strategies based on the included information, we have also kept an eye on insider trading activity. Studies show that insider purchases are weak bullish signals (read our analysis of studies on insider trading), and we think that this is because more »

  • The Best In Health Insurance

    By Matthew Frankel - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, UNH

    When doing a recent examination of my portfolio, I realized that I had no exposure to the healthcare sector. Now, I will be the first to admit that I have absolutely no understanding of most biotech companies, the FDA approval processes, or the often insane price action produced by the stocks of these companies.

    That leaves two ways to play it, big pharmaceutical companies or healthcare services companies. I explored more »

  • Are These 3 Healthcare Insurers Worth The Risk?

    By Bill Edson - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, HUM, UNH

    There are a lot of questions about how the new healthcare laws will impact insurance companies. Obviously investors should not swear off healthcare stocks, but they should require a discount to embrace this risk. Unfortunately, the prices of many of these stocks are not compelling. I will examine Humana (NYSE: HUM), Aetna (NYSE: AET) and UnitedHealthCare Group (NYSE: UNH) in the context of these new healthcare laws to see if more »

  • The Truth Behind the Dow's New All-Time High

    By Andrew Baguley - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: CI, ^DJI, LOW, Z

    Investors cheered when the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently hit a new all-time high. But in their celebration, they may have forgotten the five-and-a half-year gap since the Dow's previous high on Oct. 9, 2007 -- and the inevitable inflation that comes with time. When you adjust for inflation, the Dow won't truly hit a new peak until it crosses 15,731.  However, I don't think we get more »

  • Health Premiums and Insurance Stocks

    By Nate Wooley - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, HUM, UNH

    A new study released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that the rise of health insurance premiums year-to-year is slowing significantly. In the report, the number of health insurers raising rates by more than 10% dropped from 74% in 2009 to a preliminary 14% in 2013. Whatever the reason, no one can argue that's not a huge drop in the rate of increase.

    And more »

  • Profit or Loss from Obamacare: Insurers and You

    By Nate Wooley - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: AET, CI, UNH, WLP

    So elections have consequences. Any old political watcher (that's me, for those of you playing at home) knows that. It's even become a bit of a catchphrase in Washington over the last few years. And last year's election certainly will have consequences.

    One of the biggest consequences that last election day had is that it ensures that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as more »

  • Billionaire David Einhorn’s Top Stock Picks Include Apple

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 18, 2013 | Tickers: AET, AAPL, CI, MSFT, STX

    We track 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors because, even with the stock holdings listed on these filings being from the end of the quarter, generally six to seven weeks before the filing is made public, we believe that there are a couple different techniques that investors can sue to profit from them. It’s actually possible to develop successful investment strategies based on 13Fs; the most more »

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