Stock under Analysts Radar: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

Stock under Analysts Radar: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

Stock under Analysts Radar: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

Dorsey Wright & Associates acquired 4,039 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc Com (UNH)'s stock declined 0.93%. The Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd holds 513,251 shares with $113.15 million value, up from 500,917 last quarter.

UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest USA health insurer, on Tuesday posted quarterly profit that beat estimates as it kept medical costs within expectations despite the added demand for services due to a strong flu season and raised its 2018 outlook.

The number of people in the company's commercial employer group plans fell to 26.3 million, from 26.8 million, with enrollment in fully insured plans increasing 2.1%, to 7.9 million, and enrollment in self-insured employer health plans falling 3.5%, to 18.5 million. Shares for $1.40M were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.42% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. UNH outperformed by 20.87% the S&P500. Todd Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.67% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Account Management Llc sold 800 shares as Cae Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $237.76, for a total transaction of $2,377,600.00.

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Sio Capital Management Llc, which manages about $116.75 million and $177.32 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Catalyst Biosciences Inc by 219,354 shares to 202,281 shares, valued at $2.76M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Johnson Financial Group Inc. grew its position in UnitedHealth Group by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. About 2.94M shares traded. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 73% are positive. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.37 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that UnitedHealth Group will post 12.52 EPS for the current year. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, March 8 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Vetr cut shares of UnitedHealth Group from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, February 10th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Leerink Swann. As per Sunday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Citigroup. The company rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, November 28. On Wednesday, January 17 the rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Buy".

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 51 investors sold UNH shares while 538 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. 415.15 million shares or 1.17% more from 410.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Barbara Oil has 1.62% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Credit Suisse maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, November 29. 704,490 were accumulated by Marsico Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Mgmt Ltd, California-based fund reported 33,076 shs. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc holds 0.94% or 5.01 million shs in its capital. Perritt Capital owns 3,080 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,771,257 shares in the company, valued at $397,399,220.52. Sio Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $222.87B market cap company. At the end of 2017Q4, the 410,833 shares of the medical specialities company held by the institutional investor were valued at $90.70M, down from 456,526 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

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The Blue Cross-Blue Shield company Anthem Inc. will be the next major insurer to report on the first quarter when it releases results April 25. Kdi Prtnrs Limited Co holds 35,058 shares or 3.07% of its portfolio. Wellington Shields Capital Limited Liability Corp reported 0.18% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). 367,706 are owned by Bristol John W And Inc Ny. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $235.00 target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. On Thursday, March 15 RENFRO LARRY C sold $5.08M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on UnitedHealth Group to $260.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Shares for $48,025 were sold by Shine Kenneth Irwin. Also, Director Richard T. Burke sold 10,000 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 19th.

The company as a whole reported $2.9 billion in net income for the quarter on $55 billion in revenue, compared with $2.2 billion in net income on $49 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2017. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.37 earnings per share.

Each of the insurer's business line earnings increased by double digits, and overall earnings from operations increased $640 million, or almost 19%, to $4.1 billion. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items. The Value Composite Two of Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:CAE), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. The stock has "Buy" rating by Hilliard Lyons on Tuesday, January 30. (NYSE:C) has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, July 8 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Cowen & Co.

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