Health Care Plans Stocks on Investors' Radar -- CVS Health, Express Scripts, UnitedHealth, and Aetna

Friday, April 7, 2017 General News
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NEW YORK, April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- directs investors' attention to the Health Care Plans industry,

which includes companies that offer health benefit plans to employers and individuals who require long-term care or specialty benefits, along with point-of-service plans, traditional indemnity plans, and other hybrid plans. Equities in today's lineup
are: CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS), Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX), UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), and Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

CVS Health  

On Thursday, shares in Woonsocket, Rhode Island headquartered CVS Health Corp. saw a slight drop of 0.03%, ending the day at $77.01 with a total trading volume of 6.33 million shares. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 2.57%. Shares of the Company, which together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 30.79.

On April 05th, 2017, CVS Health announced that it was recognized by Billion Dollar Roundtable, a top-level corporate advocacy organization that promotes supply-chain diversity excellence, for reaching its goal of spending over $1 billion with diverse suppliers. CVS Health joins the ranks as one of 26 major US-based corporations that provide thought leadership and solutions-driven exploration of key issues in supplier diversity. CVS complete research report is just a click away and free at:

Express Scripts  

Shares in Saint Louis, Missouri headquartered Express Scripts Holding Co. ended the day 0.42% lower at $65.79. A total volume of 4.97 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 4.39 million shares. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 2.96%. Furthermore, shares of Express Scripts, which operates as a pharmacy benefit management company in the US, Canada, and Europe, have an RSI of 47.24.

On March 15th, 2017, research firm Wells Fargo downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Market Perform' to 'Underperform'.

On April 04th, 2017, Express Scripts announced that it lowered prescription drug spending for workers' compensation payers by 7.6% in 2016, according to the 11th edition of the Company's Workers' Compensation Drug Trend Report. The complimentary report on ESRX can be downloaded at:


At the close of trading on Thursday, shares in Minnetonka, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. finished 0.02% lower at $165.34 with a total trading volume of 2.92 million shares. The stock has advanced 2.33% over the previous three months and 3.70% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.58% and 10.46%, respectively. Additionally, shares of UnitedHealth, which operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the US, have an RSI of 49.46.

On March 22nd, 2017, UnitedHealth announced that the Company will release its Q1 2017 financial results on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, before the market opens. The Company will also host a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET on the same day to discuss the results with analysts and investors. The call will be webcast on the Investors page of the Company's website.

On April 05th, 2017, research firm Deutsche Bank initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $183 per share. Sign up for your complimentary research report on UNH at:


Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 2.29 million shares at the end of yesterday's session. The stock closed the day 1.23% higher at $128.84. The Company's shares have advanced 3.69% in the last three months and 4.11% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.68% and 6.86%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Aetna, which operates as a health care benefits company in the US, have an RSI of 53.97.

On April 05th, 2017, research firm Deutsche Bank initiated a 'Hold' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $135 per share. Get free access to your research report on AET at:

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