The so-called “stock market bloodbath” has continued on Friday with major indices falling down to the lows of the last October. What's going on?
Cigna stocks reach 52-week minimum on Trump’s bid to terminate ACA
The Trump Administration is geared up to finding the whole Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. As a result, Cigna stocks rebounded.
The equities decreased by 1.8%, hitting a 52-week minimum of $160.37. Apparently, the stocks have slumped by 29% since soaring on December 3 and also down over 15% in 2019.
The Trump administration's position showed up in a letter sent to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the court is currently hearing an appeal of a Texas court verdict, which found the whole ACA unconstitutional.
On Tuesday, health-insurance shares generally slumped.
As a matter of fact, UnitedHealth Group headed south by 1.6%, thus becoming the worst performer amidst the 30 shares in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while Molina Healthcare decreased by 9.5%.
Critics of the Administration's current position, including the health-insurance industry, tell that gutting the ACA entirely is going to take away insurance coverage from up to 100 million US citizens and also generate chaos for customers, healthcare providers as well as health-insurance companies.
Additionally, the case will probably be appealed to the Supreme Court regardless of who becomes the winner on the appeal. Most probably, it’s going to be a political issue for the election campaign to burst out in 2020.
Eventually, in the fourth quarter, Cigna managed to gain $2.46 a share on profit of $14.3 billion. In fact, both surpassed forecasts from experts interviewed by Investing.com. Since December the stock has been downbeat due to the uncertainty generated by the Texas ACA decision.
Cigna’s 2019 outcomes won't be comparable to last year’s ones due to the Express Scripts deal.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
Will coronavirus continue keeping the markets in fear? What releases should we wait for? Find out in the news!
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