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UnitedHealth Group's (NYSE:UNH) "Outperform" Rating Reiterated at Sanford C. Bernstein

UnitedHealth Group's (NYSE:UNH)

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated an "outperform" rating and issued a $205.00 price target (up previously from $203.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Friday. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight" on Wednesday, June 7. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Mizuho. Capital Rech Invsts reported 1.32% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). UnitedHealth Group presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $199.72. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $20800 target. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Thursday, July 13. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Founders Capital Management, Llc Buys Baker Hughes Inc, UnitedHealth Group Inc ..." published on July 20, 2017 as well as Forbes.com's news article titled: "UnitedHealth Group, AARP Extend Medicare Partnership Beyond 2025" with publication date: July 17, 2017. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.08. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.96 EPS. It closed at $131.32 lastly. It has underperformed by 15.28% the S&P500. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a 1-year low of $132.39 and a 1-year high of $192.17. Nationwide Fund Advisors who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $184.22 billion market cap company. It has a 22.95 P/E ratio. It conducts its operations through two business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum.

Pggm Investments says it sold 125,378 shares last quarter decreasing its holdings in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated by 10.9%. BURKE RICHARD T sold $8.23 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, May 4. The company had a trading volume of 1,314,668 shares.

When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure. Pittenger & Anderson holds 0.47% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 27,760 shares. 135 funds opened positions while 411 raised stakes. 1,000 shares were sold by Randt Clark T. Jr.

Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC boosted its position in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) by 35.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. First Personal Fincl Svcs stated it has 3,271 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Ellington Management Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the fourth quarter worth approximately $528,000. Robecosam Ag accumulated 77,712 shares. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 1.4% in the first quarter. Investors of record on Monday, June 19th were paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. Smithbridge Asset Management De owns 14,355 shares for 2.03% of their portfolio. The stock rose 0.15% or $0.29 reaching $191.18 per share. Bridgecreek Inv Management Limited Liability holds 1.37% or 30,280 shares in its portfolio.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)'s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 70.72. Old Natl State Bank In invested in 0.07% or 7,308 shares. 289.83 million shares or 0.68% less from 291.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust accumulated 327,846 shares.

L & S Advisors Inc, which manages about $330.44M and $440.56M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Bank Of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 324,211 shares to 338,026 shares, valued at $7.47M in 2016Q4, according to the filing.

About 78,234 shares traded. For the next 5 years, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is expecting Growth of 14.95% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 11.39% per annum. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

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Since February 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $8.13 million activity. Shares for $1,091 were bought by Dorer Benno O. Another trade for 10,626 shares valued at $1.42M was sold by JOHNSON THOMAS D. The insider Costello Michael R. sold $952,043.

The Clorox Company is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. The company had Year Ago Sales of 46.29 Billion. The Firm sells its products primarily through mass retail outlets, e-commerce channels, wholesale distributors and medical supply distributors. It has a 25.95 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: Roadway Sensors, Transportation Systems and Performance Analytics. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 50% are positive.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated now shows a Weekly Performance of 2.44%, where Monthly Performance is 2.35%, Quarterly performance is 10.77%, 6 Months performance is 20% and yearly performance percentage is 32.85%. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Friday, February 19 with "Neutral". The firm earned "Underweight" rating on Wednesday, October 7 by Barclays Capital. BMO Capital Markets upgraded it to "Outperform" rating and $23 target in Monday, March 27 report.

04/18/2017 - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to "Market Perform". The company has market cap of $236.85 million. The company was upgraded on Friday, July 22 by Argus Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.62 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. 21 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 166,242 shares or 0.12% of their United States portfolio. Confluence Limited Liability Company invested in 121,651 shares or 0.06% of the stock. 190,840 are held by Stralem & Communications Inc. Leavell Investment Mgmt has invested 0.57% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Exxonmobil Incorporated Tx owns 73,014 shares. Mcdaniel Terry holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) for 1,820 shares. Ameriprise Fin holds 1.05 million shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2016. Jennison Assoc Llc reported 818,784 shares stake.


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