4 Healthcare Stocks Generating Activity Post Earnings Among Traders and Investors

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) reported its results for the first quarter. Net income for the medical-HMO fell to $248 million ($1.49 per share) vs. $315.2 million ($1.86 per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 21.3% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 11.2% to $10.22 billion from the year-earlier quarter. Humana Inc. fell short of the mean analyst estimate of $1.53 per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $10.09 billion.

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE:WPI) reported higher profit for the first quarter as revenue showed growth. Net income for Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose to $54.8 million (43 cents per share) vs. $45.3 million (36 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 21% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 73.9% to $1.52 billion from the year-earlier quarter. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported adjusted net income of $1.64 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of $1.60 per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.48 billion.

McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) reported its results for the fourth quarter. Net income for McKesson Corporation rose to $521 million ($2.09 per share) vs. $422 million ($1.62 per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 23.5% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 9.9% to $31.7 billion from the year-earlier quarter. McKesson Corporation beat the mean analyst estimate of $2.06 per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $30.4 billion.

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA) in the first quarter as profit dropped from a year earlier. Net income for NuVasive, Inc. fell to $673,000 (2 cents per share) vs. $2.4 million (6 cents per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 71.5% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 21.9% to $151.7 million from the year-earlier quarter. NuVasive, Inc. reported adjusted net income of 20 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of 7 cents per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $143.6 million.