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In the case of health-benefits provider WellPoint
Earlier this month, management finally conceded that expense ratios could rise significantly this year, eating into profits. This and other glum news sent shares of WellPoint tumbling, making it one of the worst stocks for the day and dragging shares of peers Aetna
But with the nearly 50% drop in WellPoint's shares in the past three months, several investors see value in the stock at this point, even with the current pessimism surrounding the sector. There's plenty of bullish outlook from professionals as well, with even Warren Buffett holding a significant stake in the company.
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