4 HMO stocks to watch
As healthcare legislative and operational trends improve in 2021, here are four HMO stocks to watch, according to Nasdaq:
1. UnitedHealth Group: The payor’s numerous acquisitions and renewed agreements bode well for its growth profile. Revenue has grown 20.21 percent over the past four quarters, on average. The expected long-term earnings growth rate is 12.8%.
2. Hymn: Acquisitions and collaborations have made it easier to increase Medicare Advantage enrollments within the company. Profits have grown 2.47% over the past four quarters on average, and the expected long-term earnings growth rate is 12.7%, according to Nasdaq.
3. Cigna: Nasdaq said the payer’s acquisition of Express Scripts, the divestiture of its group life and disability insurance business and the expansion of the international business will help in the long term. The company’s profits have grown 5.43% over the past four quarters on average, while the expected long-term profit growth rate stands at 11.5%.
4. Humana: The company has performed well for several quarters, recording an average profit increase of 9.42% over the past four quarters. Its expected long-term growth rate is 13.2%.
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