Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Investors Sell Shares of UnitedHealth Group (UNH) on Strength Following Insider Selling

Nellie Chapman | 25 January, 2018, 08:41

Diversified Investment Strategies Llc sold 137,200 shares as the company's stock rose 9.90% with the market. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $238.75B valuation.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) stock price is moving 0.68% to 245.21.UNH exchanged 3300020 shares in Tuesday session and its relative volume is 1.11. Comparatively, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated posted earnings of $2.42 per share in the same quarter a year ago. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Shelton Capital Management increased its stake in Solar Cap Ltd (SLRC) by 54.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 5,882,427 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $1,090,720,000 after buying an additional 223,524 shares during the last quarter. Current trade price levels places UNH's stock about 0.35% away from the 52-week high and closed 56.69% away from the 52-week low. About 61,138 shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 18.42% the S&P500. North Star Asset invested 1.18% of its portfolio in Fiserv, Inc. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. Polar Llp invested in 366,300 shares. 12 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. Wells Fargo And Mn, a California-based fund reported 62.11 million shares. Panagora Asset Management owns 431 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mngmt owns 60,900 shares. Comerica Bancorporation owns 165,598 shares. Fayez Sarofim Company accumulated 0.55% or 532,092 shares. Kings Point Capital reported 687 shares. Hengehold Cap Limited Liability owns 2,051 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Prudential Plc invested in 0% or 6,276 shares. The Massachusetts-based Frontier Capital Management Co Llc has invested 0.53% in the stock. Hartford Inv holds 160,420 shares. Pr Herzig & has 1.9% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Ameriprise holds 3.53M shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. 530,414 were accumulated by Cornerstone Cap Hldgs Limited Liability Company. Metropolitan Life Insur New York reported 240,205 shares.

Analysts await Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.42 earnings per share, up 5.00% or $0.02 from last year's $0.4 per share. PEG's profit will be $283.38 million for 22.54 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. To understand the overall trajectory of UNH's earnings growth over these next fews years, I've fitted a line through these analyst earnings forecast to determine an annual growth rate from the slope. It also upped Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) stake by 96,204 shares and now owns 941,958 shares. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was raised too. The firm has "Buy" rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Thursday, August 6. Therefore 20% are positive. Expeditors International of Washington had 42 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Wednesday, June 21. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, December 6. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 7. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 33,853 shares of company stock worth $7,517,108.

Price earnings ratio (P/E) ratio of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) is 22.90. General Electric Company had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, January 16 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". Cantor Fitzgerald boosted their price target on UnitedHealth Group to $225.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. On Friday, September 15 RENFRO LARRY C sold $10.02M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 50,574 shares. Royal Bank of Canada's price target indicates a potential upside of 14.19% from the stock's previous close. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral". Kames Capital Public Ltd reported 0.09% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Since August 8, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 1 insider sale for $4.48 million activity.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $11.25 million activity. Shares for $969,915 were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR on Thursday, August 3. Another trade for 198 shares valued at $48,025 was sold by Shine Kenneth Irwin. Moreover, S R Schill Assoc has 0.45% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 3,813 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.50 by $0.09. Oak Ridge Investments Llc holds 128,021 shares.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research" was first posted by The Lincolnian Online and is owned by of The Lincolnian Online. Van Eck Assoc holds 0.02% or 221,726 shares. Fic Capital holds 0.91% or 12,167 shares. Marshall Wace LLP lifted its stake in UnitedHealth Group by 441.4% during the second quarter. Spectrum Management Grp Inc reported 0.01% in Tesla, Inc. Mirae Asset Invs Limited stated it has 0.67% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Blue Chip Partners Inc. bought a new stake in UnitedHealth Group in the second quarter valued at about $110,000. Beaumont Financial Prns Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1,188 shares. The Texas-based Cullen Frost Bankers has invested 0.35% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Parametrica Mngmt has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

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