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Published: Sat, December 03, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Jefferies Group has upgraded the stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH)

Jefferies Group has upgraded the stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH)

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. This showed the surprise of 4.3% in the last quarter earnings. Delta Lloyd NV now owns 197,782 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $27,689,000 after buying an additional 8,048 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:CVR) approved an 11 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to twenty (20) cents per share. Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $209,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 12.3% in the third quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.92% of the company's stock. $453,615 worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) was sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR. It shifted up 1.85% versus its 200 day moving average. Analyst's mean target price for UTX is $111.67 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.40. They expect $2.07 earnings per share, up 47.86% or $0.67 from last year's $1.4 per share.

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) shares moved to $152.81 after starting the day at $153.93, on Friday. Analysts, on average, forecast UnitedHealth Group Incorporated to earn $0 per share (EPS) on revenue of $48.15B. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 19.92% and a net margin of 3.62%. Considering the earnings reaction history, The Company has topped 100% percentage.

EPS growth for this year is 5.50% and EPS growth for next year is expected to reach at 14.10%. Thedenverchannel.com's article titled: "Working Wednesday: UnitedHealth Group hiring" and published on November 02, 2016 is yet another important article. Analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group Inc. will post $8.01 earnings per share for the current year. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 2nd will be issued a $0.625 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 6th. The indicated annual dividend is $2.50.

07/20/2016 - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital.

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A number of brokerages recently weighed in on UNH.

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:GRA) to Hold from its previous rating of Buy. The company has a market cap of $144.76 billion. Jefferies Group reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $163.00 price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. The latest reports which are outstanding on Wednesday 30th of November state 0 analysts have a rating of "strong buy", 0 analysts "buy", 0 analysts "neutral", 0 analysts "sell" and 0 analysts "strong sell".

Ratings are scaled on a 1 to 5 scale where 5 represent a Strong Sell and 1 represents a Strong Buy. The rating was revealed in analysts note on Wednesday morning. WILENSKY GAIL R sold $822,000 worth of stock. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

The stock went public on 3/26/1990 and has an average volume of 3732.24. Park National Oh has 0.08% invested in the company for 9,211 shares.

Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.55. They are one of the leading companies in the Health Care Plans in USA. The Firm operates through four divisions: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx.

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