Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. (CHSI): Today's Featured Insurance Loser

Catalyst Health Solutions ( CHSI) pushed the Insurance industry lower today making it today's featured Insurance loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Catalyst Health Solutions fell 64 cents (-0.7%) to $87.21 on average volume. Throughout the day, 871,876 shares of Catalyst Health Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 666,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $87.15-$88.34 after having opened the day at $87.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.85. Other company's within the Insurance industry that declined today were: Affirmative Insurance Holdings ( AFFM), down 15.6%, Stewart Information Services ( STC), down 5.3%, Radian Group ( RDN), down 3.3%, and Assured Guaranty ( AGO), down 3.1%.

Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. operates as a full-service pharmacy benefit management company primarily under the Catalyst Rx name in the United States. Catalyst Health Solutions has a market cap of $4.37 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.5, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 68.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Catalyst Health Solutions a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Catalyst Health Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Kingsway Financial Services ( KFS), up 5.7%, Montpelier RE Holdings ( MRH), up 5.1%, CoreLogic ( CLGX), up 5.1%, and MGIC Investment Corporation ( MTG), up 4.7%, were all gainers within the insurance industry with ACE ( ACE) being today's featured insurance industry winner.

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