Unitedhealth Group Inc Stock as Big Money Enter, Sentiment at 0.96

May 17, 2018 - By Mary Kidd

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Unitedhealth Group Inc’s Sentiment

In Q4 2017 Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) big money sentiment increased to 0.96, according to SEC.gov filings. That’s up 0.05, from 2017Q3’s 0.91. 564 hedge funds started new and increased stock positions, while 589 reduced and sold holdings in Unitedhealth Group Inc so the sentiment improved. Funds own 806.07 million shares, down from 810.94 million shares in 2017Q3. Funds holding Unitedhealth Group Inc in top 10 increased from 114 to 131 for an increase of 17. In total 51 funds closed positions, 538 reduced and 426 increased. Also 138 funds bought new Unitedhealth Group Inc stakes.

Most Unitedhealth Group Inc Shareholders

As of Q4 2017 Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc has 18.56% invested in Unitedhealth Group Inc. Unitedhealth Group Inc’s shareholder Veritas Investment Management Llp owns 410,833 shares as of Q4 2017. Furthermore, Veritas Investment Management (Uk) Ltd reported 110,607 shares in Unitedhealth Group Inc equivalent to 9% of its US equity exposure. Provident Trust Co revealed 917,599 shares position in Unitedhealth Group Inc. The New York-based fund Miura Global Management Llc holds 125,000 shares or 8% of their US equity exposure.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being firm in the United States.The firm is worth $232.29 billion. The companyÂ’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, individuals, and military service members; and health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals aged 50 and older addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services.22.55 is the P/E ratio. It also provides services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; Medicaid plans, ChildrenÂ’s Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health services, including commercial health and dental benefits.

UNH reached $241.72 during the last trading session after $2.22 change.UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has volume of 1.91 million shares. Since May 17, 2017 UNH has risen 32.42% and is uptrending. UNH outperformed the S&P500 by 20.87%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)’s quarterly earnings will be published on July, 17., as reported by Faxor. Analysts forecast 23.17 % diference or $3.03 from the $2.46 EPS from 2017. UNH’s profit could hit $2.91B if the current earnings per share of $3.03 is accurate. Analysts at Wall Street see UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s -0.33 % negative EPS growth compared to $3.04 earnings per share for previous quarter.

Scotia reported 0.16% of its capital in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). The Wisconsin-based Convergence Invest Ltd Com has invested 0.5% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Thompson Inv Mngmt has 0.04% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 1,060 shs. Huntington Natl Bank stated it has 0.46% of its capital in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). E&G Advisors Limited Partnership reported 0.9% of its capital in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Parsec Incorporated holds 0.13% or 8,902 shs in its capital. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans stated it has 1.68M shs. Bremer Tru National Association owns 19,922 shs for 1.18% of their capital. Sigma Inv Counselors Inc accumulated 24,756 shs. Acadian Asset Limited Liability Company holds 0.38% of its capital in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 396,980 shs. Gradient Invs holds 0.02% of its capital in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 1,846 shs. Ajo Ltd Partnership, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 78,616 shs. Intact Management has invested 0.01% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Amp Capital Investors reported 602,698 shs stake. Wealthfront has 45,077 shs.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated registered $32.64 million net activity with 0 buys and 12 selling transactions since December 14, 2017. $5.08M worth of stock was sold by RENFRO LARRY C on Thursday, March 15. Another trade for 14,233 shs valued at $3.28M was sold by Nelson Steven H. The insider BURKE RICHARD T sold $2.24 million. Shine Kenneth Irwin sold $47,959 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, April 19. On Tuesday, January 23 BALLARD WILLIAM C JR also sold $2.46M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). $2.38M worth of stock was sold by HOOPER MICHELE J on Wednesday, January 31.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Ratings Coverage

In total 13 analysts cover UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH). “Buy” rating has 13, “Sell” are 0, while 0 are “Hold”. (NYSE:UNH) has 100% bullish analysts. With $28200 highest and $235.0 lowest price target, UnitedHealth has $272 average price target or 12.53% above the current ($241.72) price. 20 are the (NYSE:UNH)’s ratings reports on 17 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, January 12 Jefferies maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $280.0 target. On Wednesday, April 18 the stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Overweight” rating given by Morgan Stanley. In Friday, January 12 report Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, April 17 Piper Jaffray maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $27000 target. On Wednesday, December 6 Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of UNH in report with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, January 17 Credit Suisse maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, March 8 the stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 16. On Wednesday, November 29 Credit Suisse maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $240.0 target. In Tuesday, November 28 report Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating.

A couple more UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released on May 16, 2018 “Moody’s likes the upward financial trend at this Lakeland pharmacy benefits manager”, also Investorplace.com on May 04, 2018 published “UnitedHealth Group Inc Rides High but Faces Challenges”, the next Seekingalpha.com is “Morgan Stanley selects 30 stocks for a three-year sideways market” on May 16, 2018. Bizjournals.com has article titled “UnitedHealthcare forms group to reach Fayetteville area”.

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