Published: Sun, October 22, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Earnings Analysis Of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

The institutional investor held 57,248 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $8.55 million, up from 1,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Comerica Inc now has $13.78B valuation. The stock increased 2.04% or $1.27 on October 20, reaching $63.45. About 2.18M shares traded or 26.01% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.64% the S&P500. Gofen & Glossberg Lc Il has invested 0.04% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). UNH's SI was 9.76 million shares in October as released by FINRA.

About 1.95 million shares traded.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated and for the current quarter 18 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $2.51/share. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The stock ended last trade at $57.10 a share and the price is up more than 13.41% so far this year.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC boosted its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 1,722.9% in the 1st quarter. The company has market cap of $196.51 billion. The Company operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. The company has a market cap of $205.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.56 and a beta of 0.63. It conducts its activities through two business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum.

Among 6 analysts covering Toro (NYSE:TTC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Toro had 11 analyst reports since December 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, March 31 by Cleveland. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) has risen 54.07% since October 21, 2016 and is uptrending. The institutional investor held 54,449 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $10.10 million, down from 56,212 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, August 25. Morgan Stanley maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, October 18 with "Overweight" rating. Roffman Miller Assoc Pa invested 0.03% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Barclays Capital downgraded Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) on Monday, October 17 to "Underweight" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It also upped Ishares S&P Small Cap (IJS) stake by 360 shares and now owns 12,674 shares.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.08 by $0.09. 3,270 were accumulated by Kinsight Ltd Limited Liability Company. Cypress Grp invested 0.17% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Sit Investment Assocs, Minnesota-based fund reported 211,470 shares. Ci Global Incorporated holds 0.58% or 166,294 shares in its portfolio. Montag And Caldwell Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 879,951 shares. The Pacifica Capital Investments Llc holds 806,363 shares with $21.09 million value, down from 819,253 last quarter. Fdx Advisors Incorporated has 0.26% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Park Avenue Ltd Liability Co holds 5,835 shares. Stock Yards Bancorp & Co reported 0.05% of its portfolio in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX). Prudential Financial reported 2.41 million shares. & Invest Management Limited owns 1,518 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Neuberger Berman Group Inc Limited Com has 1.11M shares. Bruderman Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the 2nd quarter valued at about $114,000. Moreover, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Lc has 0.01% invested in Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) for 8,405 shares.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $10.13 million activity. Holderness Investments Company sold 6,937 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)'s stock rose 9.50%. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Sunday, August 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Therefore 15% are positive. CSX Corporation had 84 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by RBC Capital Markets. SunTrust maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNH in report on Saturday, September 23 with "Buy" rating. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to "Buy" on Friday, July 22. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with "Buy" rating and $200.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.39, from 0.96 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 53 investors sold UNH shares while 496 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. Inc invested in 356 shares. Manatuck Hill Prtn Ltd Company stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in CASI Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CASI). Genesee Valley Trust reported 7,105 shares stake. Novare Mgmt Llc reported 35,328 shares. QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd bought a new position in UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter worth about $226,000. 134,795 are owned by Brinker Cap Inc. Flippin Bruce And Porter has invested 0.06% in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX). Jpmorgan Chase invested 0% in CASI Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CASI). Kings Point Capital Management raised its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 27.9% during the 1st quarter. (NYSE:LUK). Nomura holds 0% or 47,493 shares in its portfolio. Ftb Advsrs holds 300 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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