Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2019

Cigna Corp. confirmed that its proposed $54 billion acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co. will be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has raised the bar for approving deals that don’t combine direct competitors.

The health insurer has been telling investors since at least early April about the review, but hadn’t made a public statement until late Wednesday. Analysts at Credit Suisse sent an alert to clients on April 5, saying Cigna Chief Executive Officer David Cordani told investors during an event in Europe that the deal would be looked at by the Justice Department.

Cigna agreed in March to acquire Express Scripts, a pharmacy-benefits manager, wagering that the combination can reduce costs and improve benefits for Americans by simplifying the health-care supply chain. CVS Health Corp. separately struck a $68 billion deal for Aetna Inc., a transaction that’s also facing Justice Department review.

Both deals are so-called vertical transactions that combine companies operating in different parts of the same industry: health insurance and pharmacy benefit management. For years, such mergers have been approved by antitrust enforcers with conditions on how the firms conduct business in order to remedy any harm to competition from the tie-ups.

Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2019: InfuSystems Holdings, Inc.(INFU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Infusystem Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:INFU) major shareholder Meridian Ohc Partners, Lp purchased 40,548 shares of Infusystem stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $2.76 per share, for a total transaction of $111,912.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2019: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Michael Douglass]

    Is White Mountains Insurance(NYSE:WTM) an early-stage Berkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B)or are the business models completely different? Here’s a look at the similarities and differences between the two conglomerates and another “mini-Berkshire” that could be worth examining instead.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has a lot in common with Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). The company’s insurance-based businesses have fueled the company’s investment portfolio, to name the key similarity. However, there are some big differences investors should be aware of before adding White Mountains to their portfolios.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These days, White Mountains Insurance’s(NYSE:WTM) only real insurance operation is its municipal bond reinsurance subsidiaries. Here’s how the business works and how it makes money.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE: WTM) and AXIS Capital (NYSE:AXS) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

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