Nvwm LLC lowered its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 2.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,337 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 94 shares during the quarter. Nvwm LLC’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $1,080,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. FMR LLC increased its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 5.1% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 61,622,355 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $15,118,428,000 after buying an additional 2,981,233 shares during the period. KAMES CAPITAL plc grew its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 11.5% in the third quarter. KAMES CAPITAL plc now owns 16,862 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $4,485,000 after purchasing an additional 1,736 shares during the last quarter. Stokes Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in UnitedHealth Group in the third quarter worth $1,050,000. MAI Capital Management grew its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 0.4% in the third quarter. MAI Capital Management now owns 84,224 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $22,407,000 after purchasing an additional 298 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Amarillo National Bank grew its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 29.6% in the third quarter. Amarillo National Bank now owns 1,723 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $458,000 after purchasing an additional 394 shares during the last quarter. 90.80% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Several research firms have issued reports on UNH. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group to $310.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $310.00 price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Wednesday, November 21st. Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group to $300.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Stephens began coverage on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Monday, January 14th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $287.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Raymond James lifted their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $304.00 to $310.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $297.80.
NYSE:UNH opened at $261.90 on Monday. UnitedHealth Group Inc has a 12 month low of $212.01 and a 12 month high of $287.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.73 and a quick ratio of 0.69. The firm has a market cap of $251.96 billion, a PE ratio of 20.33, a P/E/G ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.86.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 15th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.28 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.20 by $0.08. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.30% and a return on equity of 24.38%. The business had revenue of $58.42 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $58.01 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.59 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 14.62 EPS for the current year.
UnitedHealth Group Profile
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children's Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health and dental benefits.
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