WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

  • What Big Earnings Reports Mean for These 3 Stocks

    By Will Chavey - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: ARCO, VC, WCG

    As the August heat beats down, a few companies always jolt us out of our summer stupor with big moves on earnings days. Here’s a look at a few companies that created a lot of buzz after reporting earnings, and whether their future growth warrants so much enthusiasm.

    Feeding earnings

    McDonald’s franchisee Arcos Dorados (NYSE: ARCO) missed EPS estimates by $.02 but scored big on revenue. Sales grew more »

  • Seeking Value and Stability With Healthcare Companies

    By Daniel James - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: HUM, WCG

    Traditionally, the healthcare sector has been regarded as a more defensive play due to its durable and non-cyclical nature. Despite the macro-economic situation, people will always need healthcare, and moreover, this sector will become increasingly important as the West continues to face an aging population. With Obama’s reelection, and his landmark healthcare reform, there are a number of stocks that stand to gain at the moment. In this article more »

  • The Biggest Insider Trading Case in History: What is Martoma’s Ex-Fund Trading Now?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 23, 2012 | Tickers: A, AAPL, ESRX, HUM, WCG

    Despite the common perception of insider trading, it remains a fact that out of the hundreds of thousands of insider transactions every year, just a tiny fraction are ruled to be unlawful. In case you haven't heard, the SEC may have just broken open the most significant case of illegal insider trading in history. As originally reported by Business Insider, Mathew Martoma, a former hedge fund manager employed by more »

  • 3 More Stocks I’m Watching This December

    By Matthew DiLallo - November 18, 2012 | Tickers: FOSL, GES, IBKR, UNH, WCG

    I recently wrote about three of the companies I needed to watch this month, but the work isn’t done.  As an investor who uses options to build a portfolio and earn income, it does take a bit more work than just buying a stock.  That extra work has been crucial in building my virtual portfolio, the “No Drip, No Mess” Portfolio, as well as earning a bit of income more »

  • Steven Cohen Just Announced a 5% Stake in This Healthcare Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 30, 2012 | Tickers: AGP, CVH, MGLN, UNH, WCG

    In a 13G filing this week, SAC Capital disclosed a 5% ownership stake in Magellan Health Services Inc (NASDAQ: MGLN) of 1,380,530 shares. Magellan is engaged in the specialty managed healthcare business, providing services to health plans and insurance companies. This new position is a huge increase in Magellan for SAC Capital, who owned only 16,300 shares at the end of 1Q.

    HealthCor Management has been the more »

  • M&A Alive and Well in the Healthcare Insurance Industry

    By Tony Daltorio - August 28, 2012 | Tickers: AET, CI, HNT, WCG, WLP

    The Obama Administration's healthcare reform program certainly kicks up a lot of political chatter every time it is mentioned. But from an investment perspective, it has had one definite effect...it has brought about greatly increased merger and acquisition activity in the healthcare insurance sector. The past 10 months has seen $14.3 billion in takeover activity in the sector, according to Bloomberg. 

    The latest evidence of that trend more »

  • Hedge Funds Are Buying and Selling These Stocks Recently

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 12, 2012 | Tickers: IDTI, PLXT, TWTC, WCG

    13D and 13G filings with the SEC allow observers and individual investors to track large positions being taken by hedge funds, including some of the best known and most successful investors today.  Here are what five hedge funds have been up to recently:

    Southeastern Asset Management reduced its stake in TW Telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) to a little over 16 million shares, giving Southeastern 10.7% of the shares outstanding.  At more »

  • Well Played, WellPoint!

    By Palwasha Saaim - July 10, 2012 | Tickers: AGP, CNC, MOH, WCG, WLP

    Healthcare stocks are seen rallying today after WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced its definitive agreement to acquire  Amerigroup Corp. (NYSE: AGP).

    Healthcare sector appears promising after Supreme Court upheld Obamacare--a decision that is likely to add millions of new beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid to the healthcare sector. The acquisition of Amerigroup will boost up WellPoint's EPS, increase economies of scale and result in definitive synergies. But does this make WellPoint, an acquirer stock, a buy?