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About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com



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Fred Laberge, 860-273-4788
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Jeff Chaffkin, CFA, 860-273-7830
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getting down near the 18.00 supp. area
this could be big....hold or break down hard cotinues ???

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My first find with Stock Fetcher.
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It might be about time to start selling all these stocks short, no?

I mean, we're on the verge of Hillary Care, or Obama Care, or whatever it's going to be called where there will be no more private insurance and no more private pay health care in the United States. Instead, we're going to have government bought and paid for, rationed, healthcare. Like Canada and the UK have where the slogan is, "Patience, we'll get to you eventually, hopefully before you're dead."

With that in mind, won't all these companies become worthless here pretty soon?
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It might be about time to start selling all these stocks short, no?

I mean, we're on the verge of Hillary Care, or Obama Care, or whatever it's going to be called where there will be no more private insurance and no more private pay health care in the United States. Instead, we're going to have government bought and paid for, rationed, healthcare. Like Canada and the UK have where the slogan is, "Patience, we'll get to you eventually, hopefully before you're dead."

With that in mind, won't all these companies become worthless here pretty soon?
uh, no. We are not going to a fully national plan and it's never been proposed like that.
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volume in the JULY 30 calls
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volume in the JULY 30 calls
hope they were selling...
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hope they were selling...
I know....stock getting crushed. Is there any way to find out if options were bought at the ask or sold into the bid?
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answered my own question....

The Najarians have some software that tells you buys & sells

http://www.optionsstore.com/review_of_optionmonster
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I hope the PUTS aren't too expensive by the time the market opens up tomorrow morning

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answered my own question....

The Najarians have some software that tells you buys & sells

http://www.optionsstore.com/review_of_optionmonster
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i think it's a little overbought here, should pull back to 25
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This is coming off an oversold area- I took a nice position at $25.95 last week... target $30.00
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shorted some here
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shorted some here
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Aetna (AET) estimates upped at Morgan Stanley through 2013. Company should continue to deliver solid growth. Equal-weight rating.

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Aetna (AET) estimates upped at Morgan Stanley through 2013. Company should continue to deliver solid growth. Equal-weight rating.



I've been long for a short while from 46.13. Anyone else on this baby?

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hmmm.... ive been looking at this and a few others lately. i dont have any health related stocks....

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Aetna AET 107 – Great news.  Q1 earnings rose 21% ex items to 2.39 the best quarter in company history by far.  They raised full year guidance.  They continue to buy back shares.  They raised the dividend by 11% to currently yield 0.90%.  This is just a hold as the stock has gone up 154% since I bought it 4 years ago.

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Aetna buys Humana for $37B amid record number of health care deals

Kim Hjelmgaard and John Riley, USA TODAY 1:40 p.m. EDT July 3, 2015

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Health care-insurance firm Aetna announced a $37 billion agreement Friday to acquire smaller rival Humana in a deal that continues the rapid consolidation in the U.S. health care industry.

In the first six months of the year, a record $296 billion in deals have been announced in the industry, according to Dealogic, a research firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions.

Aetna will pay approximately $230 a share for the Humana, which is the USA's second-largest provider of private Medicare insurance — a booming business that has expanded rapidly alongside an aging U.S. population.

Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company, Humana stockholders will receive $125 in cash and 0.8375 Aetna common shares for each Humana share, the companies said.

Aetna agreed to buy Humana for about $37B in cash and stock. The transaction values Humana at about $230 a share. Bloomberg's Nejra Cehic reports on "Countdown." Bloomberg

The combined company will have 2015 revenue of approximately $115 billion, with roughly 56% of that revenue coming from government-sponsored programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

The merged firm will have over 33 million medical members, based on memberships as of March 31, 2015.

Current Aetna Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Mark Bertolini will serve in that role at the combined company.

Aetna and Humana announced they will hold a public conference call to discuss the transaction at 8:30 a.m. ET on Monday.

With U.S. markets closed for the Independence Day weekend, neither firm's shares were active in pre-market trades.

The industry got a boost last week when the Supreme Court upheld a part of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, which has significantly increased the number of Americans covered by health insurance.

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