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Health Net Inc. (hnt): New Analyst Report From Zacks Equity Research - Zacks Equity Research Report - Yahoo Finance








Health Net's Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Guidance Revised - Analyst Blog - Yahoo Finance






Financial position remained strong leading to an enhanced share repurchases. The raised earnings guidance for 2015 is another positive. However, adverse effect of healthcare reforms and customer attrition raise caution. Yet, its strategy of disposing non-profitable businesses, improving liquidity, health plan services, along with stable ratings is commendable. Also, cost to learn more saving from Cognizant Technology Solutions alliance is expected to boost profitability. However, the MLR rebate payment and adverse effect of timing of payments can weigh on cash flow. We maintain our Neutral recommendation on the stock. Overview: Based in Woodland Hills, CA, and founded in 1979, Health Net Inc. (HNT) is one of the nation's major publicly traded managed healthcare companies, offering a full range of healthcare services. The company's health plans and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits through its health maintenance organizations (HMOs), insured preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and point-of-service (POS) plans to approximately 5.9 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net earns revenues in the form of health plan service premiums, government contracts, net investment income and administrative services, fees and other income.
Health Net Inc. (HNT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research - Zacks Equity Research Report - Yahoo Finance










Performance of Other Insurers Cigna Corp. (CI) reported fourth-quarter 2014 operating net earnings of $1.69 per share, comfortably beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.65. Health insurer Aetna Inc. (AET) reported fourth-quarter 2014 earnings of $1.22 per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Anthem Inc. (ANTM) reported fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted net income of $1.73 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.72. Zacks Rank Health Net presently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research?
Health Net's Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, Guidance Revised - Analyst Blog - Yahoo Finance




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