What Does The Data Behind UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Suggest?


Institutional Ownership And Insider Trading At UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

UNH's SI was 9.76M shares in October as released by FINRA.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $10.13 million activity. Markel Corp has 2.62% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). The SI to Clearfield Incorporated's float is 7.42%. The stock declined 0.04% or $0.03 reaching $77.7 per share. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 38% are positive. On July 13 Deutsche Bank kept the company rating at "Buy" and moved up the price target from $127.00 to $197.00. It has been assigned a low target price of $36 and a high target price of $46. Liberty Lilac Group had 14 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan with "Overweight" on Wednesday, September 16. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $200 target in Friday, April 7 report. Wealthtrust Fairport Ltd Liability Company holds 0.02% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) or 1,082 shares. Also, the Hold rating count is 4 as of 10/16/17. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $185.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Also, insider Larry C. Renfro sold 50,574 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th.

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N), the largest US health insurer, reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year earnings forecast, helped by strength in its pharmacy benefit management business. Westend Advisors Llc sold 27,244 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc. The company has market cap of $1.45 billion. The Firm operates in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of life science tools for the life science and Ag-Bio industries segment. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 17.81 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 23.23.

Revenue from its Optum business, which manages drug benefits and offers healthcare data analytics services, rose 8.4 percent to $22.89 billion, accounting for almost half of the insurer's total revenue.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. Blue Chip Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter worth about $110,000. 26 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. The institutional investor held 77,607 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.47M, up from 70,745 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

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"In 2017 we have been fortunate to serve the health care needs of more customers and consumers in increasingly diverse ways, and we expect the opportunities to do so will grow even further in 2018, 2019 and beyond", said David S. Wichmann, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group.
Prudential Public Ltd Company, Illinois-based fund reported 308,738 shares. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 5.

Healthcare Value Capital Llc holds 2.62% of its portfolio in Fluidigm Corporation for 360,500 shares.

While under theory that management are shareholders, many value investors look for stocks with a high percent of insider ownership, because they will act in its own self interest, as well create shareholder value in the long-term. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 76,174 shares of company stock worth $14,981,909. Zacks Investment Mngmt owns 145,361 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) rating on Monday, August 21.

Origin Asset Management Llp decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Gpoup Inc (UNH) by 7.31% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northcoast Asset Management Ltd holds 0.08% or 3,777 shares in its portfolio. Advisory Svcs Networks Ltd Liability stated it has 0.06% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Mu Investments Ltd invested in 3.81% or 28,750 shares. UnitedHealth Group had 58 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:RMD) earned "Underperform" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 23. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $20800 target. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, July 19 report.

The company's consensus rating on Reuter's scale remained unchanged from 2.76 to 2.76 during a month. This forecast is a point estimate that provides investors with a benchmark against which to directly compare stock price in the short run.Target prices made by analysts employed by large brokers, who have access to a greater resource pool, are more likely to be met over the 12-month forecast period. Vetr upgraded the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, September 2 to "Strong-Buy" rating. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Buy". Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of GPI in report on Tuesday, November 22 to "Sell" rating. About 32,115 shares traded.

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