Every hypochondriac’s favorite site WebMD is up for sale. According to the Financial Times, the company is in talks with several parties, including Walgreens and UnitedHealth.
News of a potential sale boosted WebMD stock, which has already climbed 10 percent since the beginning of the new year. WebMD’s current market value sits at close to $2 billion.
Despite the talks, there’s a chance nothing will happen. Last year WebMD explored a sale but ultimately decided not to follow through.
Update (11:44 am):
WebMD released a statement claiming “it is not currently in any negotiations to be acquired.”