Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Inc. Invests $243000 in UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Stock

Inc. Invests $243000 in UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Stock

The firm has a market capitalization of $156.93 billion, a PE ratio of 22.76 and a beta of 0.68. The institutional investor held 5,289 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $984,000, up from 3,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 17 by Scotia Capital. The stock declared an annual dividend of $1.30% per share. Mizuho maintained the shares of DCT in report on Sunday, February 4 with "Hold" rating. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 23.53% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Nelson said UnitedHealth expected that lower trend in the quarter, but predicted membership gains in the commercial group in the coming year.

The company's profit came in at $2.84 billion, or $2.87 per share.

Dave Wichmann, the Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company's chief executive officer, talked about company priorities today, during a conference call the company held to go over earnings for the first quarter. Oldfield Partners Llp who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $179.40 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.76% or $6.1901 during the last trading session, reaching $230.4701.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). It has outperformed by 20.87% the S&P500. Therefore 72% are positive. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $12.40-12.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $12.54. It is primarily used to attempt to identify overbought or oversold conditions in the trading of an asset. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, June 16 by JP Morgan. On Wednesday, December 6 the company was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, January 16. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, November 29 with "Buy" rating. The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned "Buy" rating by Bank of America. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, January 17 report. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.78% of the company's stock. The yield on the 10-year Treasury held at 2.83 percent. Buckingham Asset Ltd Company holds 0.5% or 10,963 shares in its portfolio. RENFRO LARRY C had sold 22,598 shs worth $5.01 million. Shares for $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A.

Sequoia Financial Advisors Llc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 11.37% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. It also reduced its holding in Philip Morris International In (NYSE:PM) by 7,995 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 25,724 shares, and cut its stake in Allergan.


Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 450 raised stakes. D Scott Neal reported 1,724 shares. Todd Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.67% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Brandywine Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested 1.61% in Walmart Inc. Of Toledo Na Oh accumulated 0.12% or 2,192 shares. Grandfield Dodd Ltd Limited Liability Company has 17,162 shares. Nomura has 38,152 shares. Blair William Comm Il holds 0.21% or 310,244 shares in its portfolio. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 8,069 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $1,496,000 after purchasing an additional 687 shares in the last quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker holds 4,992 shares.

Net income in the quarter fell 1.1% to $4.37 billion or $1.60 per diluted share from $4.42 billion or $1.61 in the same quarter past year. Palo Capital reported 7,843 shares.

Oldfield Partners Llp, which manages about $6.57 billion and $1.32 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sk Telecom Co Ltd (NYSE:SKM) by 57,250 shares to 2.79 million shares, valued at $77.95M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. There is no guarantee that when share prices reach a 52 week low, the stock will begin to trade higher - it could break down to an even lower level. Andra Ap accumulated 48,600 shares.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 sales for $199,987 activity. Another trade for 198 shares valued at $48,025 was sold by Shine Kenneth Irwin. HOOPER MICHELE J sold $2.38 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, January 31. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc sold 16,711 shares as the company's stock declined 0.93% with the market. The stock was sold at an average price of $224.36, for a total value of $2,243,600.00.

Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.91 in 2017Q3.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Community Tru & Co owns 121,659 shares. Kingdon Management Lc holds 1.23% or 108,128 shares. Aspen Invest Mgmt holds 0.26% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 1,680 shares. Coastline Trust Communication has 27,015 shares. Qci Asset Mngmt Ny has invested 0.02% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Perkins Coie Com reported 15,382 shares. Kanawha Management Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.03% or 2,320 shares. Badgley Phelps Bell reported 0.87% stake. Halbert Hargrove Russell Limited holds 0.07% or 1,248 shares.

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