$HWAY (Healthways Inc.)

$HWAY {{ '2016-02-11T11:06:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HWAY said Sean Slovenski will be entitled to receive 110,109 shares upon achievement of a 3-year annualized total shareholder return target and may receive up to maximum of 198,196 shares if target is exceeded. These awards were issued to Slovenski outside of its 2014 Stock Incentive Plan as inducement awards.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-26T20:38:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX also reviewed its recent progress toward treating all people with cystic fibrosis, including the completion of an asset purchase agreement with Concert Pharmaceuticals for worldwide development and commercialization rights to CTP-656 and other assets related to the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-26T20:36:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX lifted 2017 non-GAAP combined research & development and selling, general & administrative expenses outlook to $1.33-1.36Bil from $1.25-1.30Bil, and GAAP combined R&D and SG&A expenses estimate to $1.79-1.92 from $1.55-1.70. The updated forecast reflects the progression of the company's cystic fibrosis portfolio.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-26T20:33:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX expects 2017 total cystic fibrosis product revenue of $1.84-2.07Bil, comprised of Orkambi and Kalydeco product revenues. $VRTX still expects 2017 product revenue for Orkambi of $1.1-1.3Bil and for Kalydeco of $740-770MM.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-26T20:30:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX's net product revenues from cystic fibrosis therapy Orkambi for 2Q17 increased to $324.4MM from $245.5MM last year. This was primarily driven by the continued uptake in the medicine globally and additional uptake in people with cystic fibrosis ages 6 to 11 in the U.S., where approval was received in September 2016.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-26T20:26:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX reported net income for 2Q17 of $31.17MM or $0.07 per share compared to a loss of $64.53MM or $0.26 per share last year. This swing in results was driven by higher revenue as well as a decline in interest expenses. Revenue grew to $544.14MM from $431.61MM. Non-GAAP EPS increased to $0.39 from $0.24.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-25T21:51:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX and $CNCE completed an asset purchase agreement, under which $VRTX gained worldwide development and commercialization rights to CTP-656 and other assets related to the treatment of cystic fibrosis. $CNCE received $160MM in cash upon closing and is eligible to receive up to $90MM in additional milestones.

$CYH {{ '2017-07-24T10:52:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CYH's subsidiaries agreed to sell 126-bed Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida, and its associated assets to subsidiaries of $HCA. The transaction is expected to close in the fall of 2017.

$HCA {{ '2017-07-21T20:39:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HCA has agreed to acquire Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, is expected to close in the fall of 2017.

$HLS {{ '2017-07-20T13:56:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $HLS declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 16, 2017, to stockholders of record on Oct. 2, 2017.

$UHS {{ '2017-07-19T22:35:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UHS BoD approved a cash dividend of $0.10 per share on Sept. 15, 2017 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 1, 2017.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:56:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In Optum segment, $UNH is focusing on three key areas for growth; strong sales pipeline of $40Bil, growing YTD sales and backlog. On MedicareAdvantage, the company expects to outperform the market in 2018 with a positive long-term outlook for the industry. $UNH also feels that the return of insurer's fee will be the single largest headwind in 2018.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:51:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Despite forgoing over $1.8Bil in revenues due to the withdrawal from the ACA individual insurance market and the health insurance tax moratorium, $UNH revenues increased nearly 9% to $40.8Bil. Health insurer also announced that the partnership with AARP will continue through at least 2025 to offer Medicare related products under AARP brand.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:48:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Health insurance giant $UNH said it served 2.5MM more people in 2Q17 vs. 2Q16, excluding the individual market. The business model of the insurer is focused on addressing the healthcare needs of consumers in areas like group Medicare Advantage, Medicaid programs in emerging markets like Brazil and established markets.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$UNH expects its stellar performance in first half to carry forward in the second half of 2017 and into 2018. On a global basis, the insurer serves 139MM people, including 126MM in the United States. UnitedHealth believes it is on target to exceed the $200Bil mark in 2017 for the first time.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T14:47:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UNH's 2Q revenues increased approx. 8% crossing $50Bil. The insurer is on target to reach annual revenues of $200Bil for the first time. Total enrollment jumped 3% to 49.5MM people. Medical care ratio (MCR), a key indicator to measure financial health of insurance firms, increased 20 bps reaching 82.2%, in line with industry standards.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T14:46:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UNH, the largest health insurer in US, reported stellar results in 2Q17 backed by the growth from its Optum segment. The insurance giant raised its 2017 outlook. $UNH now expects its 2017 GAAP EPS to be $9.20-9.35 and adjusted EPS to be $9.75-9.90. UnitedHealth is the first firm in its industry to report earnings every quarter.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T12:59:21+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$VRTX {{ '2017-07-13T12:31:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX announced that the Italian Medicines Agency has agreed to reimburse ORKAMBI (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), the first medicine to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in people ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation. Effective immediately, hundreds of eligible patients in Italy will have access to this medicine.

$HUM {{ '2017-07-12T13:21:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HUM and Oscar Health are launching a strategic partnership to offer commercial health insurance to small businesses in a nine-county Nashville, Tenn. area.

$CYH {{ '2017-07-12T11:46:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Hospital operator $CYH said its subsidiaries have signed a definitive agreement to sell Weatherford Regional Medical Center in Texas, and its associated assets, to the subsidiaries of $HCA. The transaction is expected to close later this year. The company is planning to divest a total of 30 hospitals.

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