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Magellan Health has the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Managed Health Care Industry (MGLN, AET, WCG, HUM, CI)

By James Quinn

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

Magellan Health ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 5.8%. Following is Aetna Inc with a projected earnings growth of 11.5%. Wellcare Health ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 15.3%.

Humana Inc follows with a projected earnings growth of 18.4%, and Cigna Corp rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 23.7%.

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