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Highest Future Earnings Growth in the Managed Health Care Industry Detected in Shares of Magellan Health Services (MGLN, MOH, WCG, UNH, HNT)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Managed Health Care industry with the highest future earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (next fiscal year estimated vs. current fiscal year estimated) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Magellan Health Services ranks highest with a future earnings growth of 108.9%. Molina Healthcare is next with a future earnings growth of 35.4%. WellCare Health Plans ranks third highest with a future earnings growth of 33.8%.

UnitedHealth follows with a future earnings growth of 19.8%, and Health Net rounds out the top five with a future earnings growth of 17.6%.

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Keywords: highest future earnings growth magellan health services molina healthcare wellcare health plans UnitedHealth health net

Ticker(s): MGLN MOH WCG UNH HNT