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Published: Thu, October 19, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Analyzing Financial Health

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Analyzing Financial Health

About 2 shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since October 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. Therefore 18% are positive. On Wednesday, March 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to "Hold". The rating was downgraded by TheStreet on Thursday, September 24 to "Sell".

October 13 investment analysts at Jefferies maintained a stock rating of "Buy" but raised the price expectation to $225.00 from $178.00. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, April 8 by Cleveland. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, December 16. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with "Overweight" on Wednesday, January 4. Vetr has "Strong-Buy" rating and $128.77 target. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.

Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is 20.72%. The Company operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. It has a 24.45 P/E ratio. The Company conducts its operations through two business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 100% are positive. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $196.97B valuation. The stock now has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $209.56. Pfizer had 61 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 7 analysts is at 14.9%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 21 and 10. Oarsman Cap has invested 0.35% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). UBS AG restated an overweight rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $20800 target. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $195.00 to $213.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Cantor Fitzgerald.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) surged 5.53% to close at $203.89.

Whereas, firm has insider ownership was declared as 0.50% and Insider transaction was recorded recently as -3.08%. BURKE RICHARD T sold 47,500 shares worth $8.23 million.

In related news, insider Larry C. Renfro sold 50,574 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR had sold 5,000 shares worth $913,211 on Wednesday, June 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. "Q3 Profit Rises 25%" on October 17, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "An Interesting Play In The Healthcare Industry" published on October 12, 2017, Bizjournals.com published: "UnitedHealth Group plans to hire 500 in Kansas" on October 17, 2017. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in UnitedHealth Group by 1.2% during the second quarter. 816.36 million shares or 0.29% more from 813.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Tetrem Cap Management Ltd holds 1.4% or 172,622 shares in its portfolio. 1,459 were accumulated by 1St Source Bancshares. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's beta is 0.64 whilst the stock has an average true range (ATR) of 3.79. Ancora Ltd holds 0.23% or 19,244 shares in its portfolio. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of UnitedHealth Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Mgmt reported 61,606 shares. 447,793 are held by Commercial Bank Of Nova Scotia. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.17 earnings per share. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.47%. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. In a transaction dated August 21, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $191.71, raking in a sum of $2,875,650. 35 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. Hermes Invest reported 7,723 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Brown Brothers Harriman Communication holds 1,000 shares. The Springbok Capital Management Llc holds 17,931 shares with $3.33M value, down from 23,062 last quarter. Rothschild Capital Prns Limited Liability Com reported 17,254 shares stake. Gw Henssler And Assocs Ltd holds 81,124 shares or 1.57% of its portfolio. 33,437 are owned by Telemus Ltd Limited Liability Company. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC grew its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 1,722.9% during the 1st quarter. S&Co Inc reported 0.13% in Pfizer Inc. Cincinnati Fincl accumulated 4.12% or 468,822 shares. M&T State Bank Corporation accumulated 193,308 shares. California Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.02% in Howard Hughes Corp (NYSE:HHC). The New York-based Orbimed Advisors Llc has invested 0.07% in the stock. It improved, as 48 investors sold Estee Lauder Companies Inc shares while 192 reduced holdings. Voloridge Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Florida-based fund reported 5,552 shares.

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