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PacifiCare Health Systems Inc.: The company’s shares...

PacifiCare Health Systems Inc.: The company’s shares jumped to record highs Wednesday after expectations apparently were raised in recent meetings with investors and analysts.

PacifiCare Class A shares closed at $63.75, up $7 a share, while Class B shares closed at $63.25, up $6.25.

PacifiCare Chief Executive Alan Hoops and President Wayne Lowell held a series of meetings Wednesday that were expected to continue today to brief the investment community about the company.

The Cypress-based health maintenance organization reported Aug. 1 that enrollment has increased in its managed-care plans and hospital costs per member had declined.

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