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After Thursday’s trading in WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) the algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center picked out a trade that offers a 6.29% or 23.41% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 10.35%...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 28  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on WebMD Health Corp (WBMD). Look at the Jan. '15 $35.00 covered call for a net debit in the $34.10 area. This trade has a duration...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 13  Comment 
The patented option trade-picking algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered call trade on WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) that includes 5.35% downside protection. Sell one contract of the Jan....
Benzinga  Nov 7  Comment 
CNBC Fast Money's Tim Seymour said on the segment of the show called "Stock Pops & Drops" that he would stay in Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) after the stock jumped 3.9 percent on Thursday. He thinks that there is a consolidation in the...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 4  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on WebMD Health Corp (WBMD). Look at the Jan. '15 $40.00 covered call for a net debit in the $38.32 area. This trade has a duration...
Benzinga  Oct 27  Comment 
Analysts at Leerink Swann initiated coverage on WebMD Health (NASDAQ: WBMD) with a Outperform rating. The target price for WebMD Health is set to $60. WebMD Health shares have gained 9.81% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has...
Benzinga  Oct 14  Comment 
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Forbes  Oct 8  Comment 
Walgreen will incorporate WebMD content on a variety of health topics, co-branded by WebMD and Walgreen, into its digital experience and stores. Starting early next year, Walgreen plans to award points on its Balance Rewards loyalty card for...




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WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) owns websites that gives its visitors information on a wide variety of medical conditions, overviews of available treatment options, and general information on lifestyle and preventative care. WebMD provides most of its services for free and makes money by charging other companies, particularly pharmaceutical companies, to advertise on its sites. The company earned $439 million in revenue and $117 million in net income in 2009.[1]

Healthcare costs have increased an average of 7.6% a year since 2000.[2] This has resulted in a growing effort by employers and healthcare plans to manage medical expense growth by encouraging plan members to take a greater share of responsibility for managing their own health. For these corporate clients WebMD creates a private version of its web portal. WebMD then stores a detailed health record for each employee and offers customized content on preventative care based on the employee's health profile. It also uses this information to match the employee with the best healthcare plan. WebMD charges both setup and monthly fees for its corporate services.

While the company has benefited from growing corporate demand for its products, it also faces growing competition in this area. Both Google (GOOG) [3] and Microsoft (MSFT) [4] have launched their own health services with a particular focus on the corporate market. The companies are targeting health insurance companies in the hopes that the insurance companies offer their own clients medical information and records services.

Company Overview

WebMD has three primary revenue streams: online advertising at its public network of sites, its licensing of private portals and it's small but growing print and publishing group.[5]

Public Network of Sites:

WebMD's public network includes WebMD.com, rxlist.com, emedicine.com, emedicinehealth.com, and others. These sites offer a variety of health information on diagnosing illnesses, treatment, and wellness advice.

Private Portal licensing

WebMD licenses its service to over 82 partners. These portals are licensed to corporations and health insurance providers helping employees and health plan members make more informed decisions about optimal health plans and physician choice. Employees or health insurance customers submit electronic health records into the system and WebMd’s portal will help the user find the optimum health plan, treatment, and physicians for their needs. The portals also help users estimate health care costs for retirement.

Publishing

WebMD publishes The Little Blue Book , WebMD The Magazine and a variety of other offerings sent to doctors offices targeting both the consumer and professional health care markets. Publishing is the fastest growing part of WebMD's business.

Business Growth

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References

  1. Kaiser data on the growth in Healthcare from 2000-2005
  2. Google Health Launch
  3. Pharmaceutical Ad Spending
  4. WBMD 2009 10-K pg. 3-14
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