|The Associated Press|
Analysts and investors expect another round of strong quarterly performances from big managed care companies.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The
Analysts see signs that this trend is continuing.
Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Borsch said in a note that strong results are already assumed for most companies. He said the focus will turn to 2012 outlooks and whether use trends are picking up.
Analysts will want to know how the insurer did during the recently completed open enrollment season for
Analysts also will look for continued growth from
WHY IT MATTERS:
WellPoint reports on its fourth-quarter performance
WHAT'S EXPECTED: Analysts surveyed by FactSet forecast, on average, earnings of
2010 FOURTH QUARTER:
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