Specialized Health Services

(HWAY) Healthways and SulAmerica in Agreement

Leading well-being enhancement company Healthways (HWAY) recently revealed that it inked a 5-year agreement with SulAmérica, the biggest health care insurer of Brazil. The agreement provides Healthways with access to over 1.5 million...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (HWAY) Healthways and SulAmerica in Agreement | Continued

(HWAY) Healthways Teams with Windsor

Well-being enhancement company, Healthways Inc. (HWAY) plans to offer its SilverSneakers Fitness Program to members of Nashville-based Windsor Health Plan, a division of Windsor Health Group. Windsor Health Plan offers Medicare Advantage...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (HWAY) Healthways Teams with Windsor | Continued

(BIOS) BioScrip Analyst Remains Neutral on Shares

We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on BioScrip Inc. (BIOS) with a target price of $8.00.

BioScrip reported a loss of 7 cents per share from continued operations in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, wider than last...

26Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (BIOS) BioScrip Analyst Remains Neutral on Shares | Continued

(HWAY) Healthways Beats Estimates – Profit Drops

Healthways (HWAY) reported second quarter 2012 adjusted (excluding one-time expenses) earnings per share of 15 cents, easily beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 7 cents per share but falling short of the year-ago earnings of 17...

29Jul2012 | | Comments Off on (HWAY) Healthways Beats Estimates – Profit Drops | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Group Now Hanger Incorporated

Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. (HGR) will henceforth be known as Hanger, Inc., effective June 8, 2012. Management announced that the previous name was limiting and the move is part of the company’s branding initiative to promote its...

8Jul2012 | | Comments Off on (HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Group Now Hanger Incorporated | Continued

(DVA) DaVita Incorporated – Bull of the Day

We are upgrading our recommendation on DaVita, Inc. (DVA) to Outperform based on the company’s strong cash flows and strategic acquisitions. The new bundled ESRD payment system is also expected to be a long-term positive. The...

25Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(DVA) DaVita Analyst Rating Steady at Neutral

We have reiterated our Neutral recommendation on DaVita Inc. (DVA) based on strong top-line growth in the third quarter of 2011, which was partially offset by higher operating expenses.

The company reported third-quarter operating...

9Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic’s Third Quarter Mixed – View Lowered

Orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) company Hanger Orthopedic’s (HGR) third-quarter fiscal 2011 adjusted earnings of 46 cents a share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny and surpassed the year-ago adjusted earnings of 37 cents....

4Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HWAY) Gallup-Healthways Report Well-Being

Healthways (HWAY), the well-being enhancement company, and statistical research services provider Gallup recently announced the results of the monthly Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (“WBI”) for August 2011. The overarching...

20Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(BIOS) BioScrip Analyst Maintains Neutral Rating on Shares

We maintain our Neutral recommendation on BioScrip Inc. (BIOS) with a target price of $6.25.

BioScrip reported a loss of 4 cents per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2011 compared with the year-ago quarter EPS of 6 cents....

16Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FMS) Fresenius Medical Care Completes IDC Buy

Fresenius Medical Care (FMS), the largest provider of dialysis products and services on the planet, has wrapped up its acquisition of Euromedic International’s (“Euromedic”) dialysis service division International Dialysis Centers...

5Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FMS) Fresenius Medical Care Offers Tips for Summer

Fresenius Medical Care (FMS), the largest provider of dialysis products and services in the globe, recently offered advice to renal patients to monitor their fluid intake during the parched summer months. Further, the company offered...

1Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Adopts NextGen Healthcare Solutions

Leading orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) company Hanger Orthopedic (HGR) has partnered with NextGen Healthcare, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Quality Systems’ (QSII).

Under...

16Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HWAY) Healthways Announces Insurance Deal for Wisconsin Fitness Drive

Healthways (HWAY), the well-being enhancement company, recently announced a new agreement with WPS Health Insurance (a non-profit health insurer in Wisconsin), whereby over 38,000 Wisconsin residents will gain access to the well-known...

16Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Analyst Maintains Outperform on Shares

We reaffirm our Outperform rating on orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) company Hanger Orthopedic (HGR as we remain upbeat about its business prospects. Earnings for first-quarter fiscal 2011 matched the Zacks Consensus...

5Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(DVA) DaVita Beats Earnings Estimates on Revenues

DaVita Inc. (DVA) reported first-quarter net operating income of $94.5 million, or 96 cents per share, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. However, DaVita lagged the earnings of $109.4 million or $1.04 per share in the...

4May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(BIOS) BioScrip Pharmacy Accredited

BioScrip Inc. (BIOS), a health care-related company recently received accreditation for its specialty pharmacy and mail service pharmacy from Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), a Washington-based health care accrediting...

12Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Group – Bull of the Day

We upgrade our recommendation on Hanger Orthopedic Group (HGR) to Outperform based on our assessment of the company’s forecast-beating fourth-quarter fiscal 2010 results and increased visibility on its business prospects.

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25Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(BIOS) BioScrip Analyst Reaffirms Shares at Neutral

We maintain our Neutral recommendation on BioScrip Inc. (BIOS) following its tepid third-quarter fiscal 2010 results. Earnings for the quarter trailed both the Zacks Consensus Estimate and the year-ago earnings. Profit plummeted 66%...

27Dec2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Quarterly Earnings Beats – Profit Slides

Hanger Orthopedic (HGR) posted adjusted earnings per share of 37 cents for third quarter fiscal 2010, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 35 cents and exceeding the year-ago earnings of 30 cents.

The adjusted earnings exclude...

3Nov2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(DVA) DaVita Prices $775 Million in Senior Notes

Moving ahead with its debt restructuring activity, on Tuesday, DaVita Inc. (DVA) announced the pricing of $775 million principal amount of 6?% senior notes due 2018 and $775 million principal amount of 6?% senior notes due 2020 totaling...

8Oct2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(DVA) DaVita Plans $1.45 Billion Senior Notes

Moving ahead with its debt restructuring activity, on Friday DaVita Inc. (DVA) announced its plan to sell about $1.45 billion of its senior notes and utilize the net proceeds to redeem another set of outstanding senior security notes,...

5Oct2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic – Bull of the Day

We reiterate our Outperform recommendation on Hanger Orthopedic (HGR). Earnings for the last quarter beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Top-line growth was fueled by healthy contributions from patient-care and distribution...

4Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FMS) Fresenius Medical Care Buys Asia Renal Care

Fresenius Medical Care (FMS) recently undertook a major expansion in dialysis services in the Asia-Pacific region by signing a sales and purchase agreement to acquire Asia Renal Care, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bumrungrad International,...

25May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Group Analyst Maintains Outperform

We reiterate our ‘Outperform’ rating on Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (HGR) with a target price of $21 based on a P/E of 16.4x our fiscal 2010 EPS estimate of $1.28. The company’s results for the first quarter fiscal 2010 were...

24May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Group Reports Earnings In Line With Expectations

Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (HGR) reported first quarter fiscal 2010 earnings per share of 16 cents, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate and higher than the year-ago earnings of 14 cents.

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29Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Group – Consensus Earnings Estimates Rise

Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (HGR) saw revenue rise year over year in 2009 and projects further growth in 2010. Hanger is trading with a forward P/E of 14.7.

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30Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(DVA) DaVita Shows Positive Earnings Surprises and Earnings Revisions

Last month, DaVita Inc. (DVA), a leading provider of dialysis services in the United States to patients suffering from chronic kidney failure (also known as end stage renal disease (ESRD), announced its financial results for the fourth...

12Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(BIOS) BioScrip’s Fourth Quarter Report Shows Revenue Slide

BioScrip Inc. (BIOS) reported fourth-quarter earnings of 99 cents per share Incorporatedluding the impact of items such as the reversal of deferred tax valuation allowance of $41.1 million, expenses of $1.8 million associated with...

4Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HGR) Hanger Orthopedic Group Beats Consensus Estimates

Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (HGR) reported fourth quarter and full fiscal 2009 results. For the fourth quarter, earnings per share were 37 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 36 cents and the year-ago earnings of 26 cents....

17Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued