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Top 5 Companies in the Managed Health Care Industry With the Highest Return on Equity (CNC, CI, UNH, AET, HUM)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Managed Health Care industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Centene ranks highest with a ROE of 19.1%. Following is CIGNA with a ROE of 18.6%. UnitedHealth ranks third highest with a ROE of 18.6%.

Aetna follows with a ROE of 14.9%, and Humana rounds out the top five with a ROE of 12.9%.

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Keywords: highest return on equity centene CIGNA UnitedHealth Aetna Humana