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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given U.S. health insurers bad news and good news about how individual health coverage performed in 2016.

The bad news is that rising claims ate up more premium revenue, squeezing underwriting gains.

The good news is that fewer insurers earned enough to owe rebates to the enrollees.

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CMS published data on health insurers’ 2016 performance in a new Affordable Care Act medical loss ratio (MLR) program report. A copy of the report is available here.

The Affordable Care Act minimum MLR provision requires issuers of non-grandfathered major medical coverage to spend at least 80% of individual and small-group premium revenue on health care and quality improvement activities. Issuers that miss the MLR target are supposed to pay rebates.

Best Health Care Stocks For 2019: PDF Solutions Inc.(PDFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    FlipHTML5 Page Flip PDF Turns Social Media Accounts Into Compelling Ones (digitaljournal.com) $23.10 Million in Sales Expected for PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Basware introduces a Smart PDF invoice (itwire.com) ActivePDF Brings Redaction to Businesses, Improving Privacy, Security, (virtual-strategy.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on PDFS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. DA Davidson cut their price target on shares of PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    PDFS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. BidaskClub upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, DA Davidson reduced their price objective on PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $22.00.

Best Health Care Stocks For 2019: Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.(SWM)

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Best Health Care Stocks For 2019: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded down 2.8% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 31st. One StarChain token can now be bought for about $0.0729 or 0.00000971 BTC on exchanges. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $2.12 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 18.5% against the dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sangoma Technologies (CVE:STC) has been assigned a C$2.00 price objective by investment analysts at Acumen Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Acumen Capital’s target price suggests a potential upside of 70.94% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 13% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 3rd. StarChain has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3.20 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be purchased for about $0.0814 or 0.00001057 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded 1.2% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

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