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The Wall Street Journal: Amazon said to be among bidders to buy Signify Health Inc.

 is among the bidders for healthcare company Signify Health Inc.
  joining other heavy hitters vying in an auction for the home-health services provider, according to people familiar with the matter.

Signify is for sale in an auction that could value it at more than $8 billion, the people said. Bids are due around Labor Day, according to the people, but it is always possible an eager bidder could strike a deal before then.

CVS Health Corp.

is also among the suitors, The Wall Street Journal previously reported, as the drugstore and insurance giant looks to expand in home-health services. UnitedHealth Group Inc.

and another corporate buyer are also circling the company, according to the people.

There is no guarantee any of them will reach a deal for Signify, which has been exploring strategic alternatives. The healthcare company has a market value of roughly $5 billion, boosted since the Journal first reported on the possibility of a deal early this month.

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