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Risk-to-Price Commentary: Health Net Inc. Feb 11 Product Image

Risk-to-Price Commentary: Health Net Inc. Feb 11

  • ID: 1872755
  • February 2011
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alere Inc.
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  • Express Scripts Inc.
  • Health Net Inc.
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Abstract
Health Net Inc., a U.S. managed health care company, beat expectations with its fourth-quarter earnings report Tuesday morning. For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2010, the company announced earnings of $0.83 per share, better than the $0.77 per share analysts had expected, based on Capital IQ's poll. This result represents a 20.28% increase from fourth-quarter 2009 earnings (see chart 1). In the third quarter, the company reported earnings of $0.74 per share, topping consensus estimates of $0.72. Like the health care equipment and services subsector in which it operates, Health Net's recorded earnings have been positive in each quarter since at least the beginning of 2008 (see charts 1 and 2) and on an overall increasing path, despite some...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Becton Dickinson & Co.
- Universal Health Services Inc.
- Anthem Insurance Cos. Inc.
- Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.
- Humana Inc.
- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
- Health Net Inc.
- Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
- Stryker Corp.
- Express Scripts Inc.
- HealthNet Inc.
- Coventry Health Care, Inc.
- Alere Inc.

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- Becton Dickinson & Co.
- Universal Health Services Inc.
- Anthem Insurance Cos. Inc.
- Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.
- Humana Inc.
- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
- Health Net Inc.
- Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
- Stryker Corp.
- Express Scripts Inc.
- HealthNet Inc.
- Coventry Health Care, Inc.
- Alere Inc.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

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