UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) - Jefferies Holds Rating And Sets New Price Target

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

On July 13 Deutsche Bank kept the stock rating at "Buy" but raised the price expectation from $127.00 to $197.00. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with "Buy".

Analyst's ratings play a very important role in outlining a stock's performance.

The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 33 analysts - of 2.1 for Range Resources Corporation (RRC) points to moderate case. UnitedHealth Group has a 52 week low of $133.03 and a 52 week high of $200.76. Its opening price on the last trading day was $192.92. Firm LT growth rate is estimated as 0.04 %. Over the past month the firm's stock is -2.51%, 3.40% for the last quarter, 14.60% for the past six-months and 44.27% for the a year ago. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.57 per share. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 21.52% and a net margin of 4.32%.

The company's pharmacy-benefit manager unit, Optum, saw revenues rise by 8% year on year. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on UnitedHealth Group from $202.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.

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The technical stats for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated are as follows.

UnitedHealth's major stock move Tuesday also suggests investor confidence in Wichmann, who replaced longtime CEO Stephen Hemsley in September after decades at the health insurer, including a term as chief financial officer. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th were paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. Godshalk Welsh Cap Mngmt has 3,795 shares for 0.7% of their portfolio. The ex-dividend date was Thursday the 7th of September 2017. UnitedHealth Group's dividend payout ratio is presently 35.13%. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $193.98, for a total value of $969,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 76,174 shares of company stock valued at $14,981,909 in the last quarter.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $10.13 million activity.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of UNH. Patriot Wealth Management has invested 1.66% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC now owns 241,736 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $44,823,000 after purchasing an additional 5,702 shares during the last quarter.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR on 10/02/2017, and was a acquisition of 222 shares with a final price of $0. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 30.0% during the 2nd quarter.

Now insiders hold 7,835,470 shares in the business which makes up 0.81% of shares. Kingdon Capital Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the 2nd quarter valued at about $13,841,000. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 2.1% in the second quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 447,793 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $83,030,000 after purchasing an additional 32,405 shares during the last quarter. The company also reported the negative impact of the health insurance tax, which is part of the ACA and has been delayed until next year. The Firm operates through four divisions: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. The company's products and services reflect a number of core capabilities, including medical information management, health benefit administration, care coordination, risk assessment and pricing, health benefit design and provider contracting.

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