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  1. Transferring Sierra Coverage


    Wed, 26 Dec 2007

    We are transferring coverage of Sierra Health Services SIE and will publish a new analysis as soon as possible.

  2. Transferring Sierra Coverage


    Fri, 28 Sep 2007

    We will be transitioning coverage of Sierra Health Services SIE to a new analyst and will publish a new analysis as soon as possible.

  3. Sierra Acquisition Clears a Hurdle


    Tue, 28 Aug 2007

    UnitedHealth Group UNH moved one step closer to completing its acquisition of Sierra Health Services SIE on Monday, when Nevada's Division of Insurance granted approval. The companies are still waiting on federal approval from

  4. Universal Confirms Bad Debt Trends


    Mon, 30 Jul 2007

    fair value estimate slightly. We were surprised to learn that Universal lost a significant portion of its non- Sierra Health Services business during the second quarter. Because Sierra and rival hospital chain HCA failed to agree on a 2007 contract

  5. HCA-Sierra Standoff Continues


    Fri, 20 Jul 2007

    largely due to robust growth in Las Vegas where the company benefited from rival HCA's negotiating impasse with Sierra Health Services SIE, the dominant Nevada insurer. HCA had a stronger presence earlier in the decade but Universal has expanded

  6. Universal's Admissions Grow


    Fri, 27 Apr 2007

    in one of Universal's most important markets, Las Vegas. HCA is Universal's primary Las Vegas rival and Sierra Health Services SIE is the area's dominant insurer. HCA and Sierra have not yet agreed to a new contract this year, so Universal's

  7. Maintaining UnitedHealth's Fair Value


    Tue, 20 Mar 2007

    After reviewing the proposed acquisition of Sierra Health Services SIE, we are not changing our fair value estimate for UnitedHealth Group UNH. The acquisition price of $43.50 per share is

  8. UnitedHealth to Acquire Sierra


    Mon, 12 Mar 2007

    UnitedHealth Group UNH announced Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sierra Health Services SIE in an all-cash deal with an equity value of $2.6 billion. We've put our fair value estimates for both companies under

  9. Sierra Health Underprices New Product


    Wed, 28 Feb 2007

    Sierra Health Services SIE announced Tuesday that adverse selection led to higher-than-expected pharmacy costs on its new Medicare Part D Prescription

  10. Sierra Reports Good 4Q and 2006


    Wed, 31 Jan 2007

    Sierra Health Services SIE reported solid fourth-quarter and full-year results on Tuesday, but we aren't changing our fair value estimate at this

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