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Consultants at Milliman Inc. have come up with hard numbers that may back up an allegation patients and providers have been making for years: that many health insurers have skimpy mental health and addiction treatment services provider lists.

The consultants tried to get a rough estimate of the size of the behavioral health provider network adequacy problem by comparing how often patients in preferred provider organization (PPO) plans use out-of-network providers for behavioral health care, and how often the PPO plan patients use out-of-network providers for other types of care.

The Millman consultants based their results on analysis of a batch of medical claim records, collected from 2013 through 2015, for about 42 million U.S. PPO plan members.

For inpatient care, PPO patients were between 2.8 times and 4.2 times more likely to use out-of-network providers for behavioral care than for other types of care.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: iShares Global Infrastructure (IGF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sarah Priestley]

    And if you are an investor who prefers ETFs and mutual funds, there are a couple of options for you: iShares Global Infrastructure ETF(NASDAQ:IGF), andLazard Global Listed Infrastructure(NASDAQMUTFUND:GLIFX). I would caution anybody tocheck the percentage of utilities that are within these baskets, just to check theutilities exposure. But, generally, not bad options to check out.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated(ATI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of specialty materials manufacturer Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI) lostnearly three-quarters of their valuein the second half of 2015 as the company initiated what would be a difficult restructuring. But it is growing apparent that the turnaround program had the desired effect, as Allegheny on April 24 delivered quarterly results that blew past expectations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Carmignac Gestion trimmed its holdings in shares of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) by 24.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 400,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 130,000 shares during the period. Carmignac Gestion’s holdings in Allegheny Technologies were worth $9,472,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) by 2.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 729,343 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 18,458 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.58% of Allegheny Technologies worth $17,271,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) had its price target hoisted by DA Davidson from $10.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for 1-800-Flowers’ FY2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.24) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.16) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Horizon Technology Finance Corporation(HRZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    $7.15 Million in Sales Expected for Horizon Tech Finance (HRZN) This Quarter ( $0.26 Earnings Per Share Expected for Horizon Tech Finance (HRZN) This Quarter ( Fintech Needs to Show B2B Some Love ( ICEYE Raises $34M in Series B Financing and Confirms Nine Satellite Launches by End of 2019 (

    HRZN stock traded up $0.04 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.01. The stock had a trading volume of 425 shares, compared to its average volume of 73,887. Horizon Tech Finance has a twelve month low of $9.66 and a twelve month high of $11.88. The stock has a market cap of $115.37 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.36 and a beta of 0.81.

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    At the top, Horizon Tech Finance (Nasdaq: HRZN) has one of the more asset-rich balance sheets in the group. The business development company makes loans to private tech and life sciences outfits in need of capital. Since 2004, Horizon has invested $1.2 billion in loans to 200 carefully-screened borrowers.

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