4. As of noon trading, WellPoint ( WLP) is down $0.39 (-0.6%) to $64.93 on light volume Thus far, 627,885 shares of WellPoint exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.69-$65.99 after having opened the day at $65.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.32. WellPoint, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. The company offers various network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and senior markets. WellPoint has a market cap of $19.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate WellPoint a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates WellPoint as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full WellPoint Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE
Ikaria, which focuses on therapies for critically ill infants, is privately owned by a group led by Madison Dearborn Partners. Buyer Mallinckrodt specializes in diagnostic radiology and pain management.