TMCNet:  WellPoint has the Lowest PEG Ratio in the Managed Health Care Industry (WLP, UNH, WCG, AET, HUM)

[March 20, 2013]

WellPoint has the Lowest PEG Ratio in the Managed Health Care Industry (WLP, UNH, WCG, AET, HUM)

Mar 20, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Managed Health Care industry with the lowest price to earnings to growth (PEG) ratios. PEG is valuable in assessing the tradeoff between the price of a stock and expected growth. Generally, the lower the PEG, the better.


WellPoint ranks lowest with a a PEG ratio of 0.76. UnitedHealth is next with a a PEG ratio of 0.87. WellCare Health Plans ranks third lowest with a a PEG ratio of 0.87.

Aetna follows with a a PEG ratio of 0.88, and Humana rounds out the bottom five with a a PEG ratio of 0.89.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of WellCare Health Plans on January 28th, 2013 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $50.52. Since that recommendation, shares of WellCare Health Plans have risen 13.6%. We continue to monitor WellCare Health Plans for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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