UnitedHealth Group sees profit jump 31 percent, boosts outlook

The stock increased 1.24% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $64.73. About 58,076 shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.42% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 56% are positive. Dominion Midstream had 46 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, January 17 by Vertical Group. Barclays Capital maintained The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) rating on Monday, November 2. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2018/04/13/assetmark-inc-has-12-96-million-holdings-in-unitedhealth-group-unh.html.

Since October 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $29.08 million activity. 22,598 shares were sold by RENFRO LARRY C, worth $5.01 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 35,136 are held by Newfocus Financial Group Inc Ltd Co. Architects reported 11,110 shares. Eaton Vance Management now owns 946,461 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $208,657,000 after acquiring an additional 120,106 shares in the last quarter. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,771,257 shares of the company's stock, valued at $397,399,220.52. Advantus has 793,086 shares. 3,367 were reported by Confluence Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Company. Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv holds 0.17% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 10,386 shares. Congress Asset Management Co. Perkins Coie Com reported 15,382 shares. Shares for $1.40M were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Mgmt Ltd, California-based fund reported 33,076 shs. Grandfield Dodd Ltd Limited Liability Company has 17,162 shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded UnitedHealth Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $267.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Therefore 73% are positive. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.91 by $0.13, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Thursday, October 19.

Shifting gears, we can see that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has a Q.i. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, January 17 report. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on UnitedHealth Group from $252.00 to $260.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Viking Limited Partnership has 2.02% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). The stock has "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, December 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $165 target in Wednesday, July 20 report. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. Its up 0.05, from 0.91 in 2017Q3.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.

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Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). West Oak Cap has invested 0.09% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Martingale Asset Management L P reduced its position in UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) by 20.6% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Davis R M owns 4,158 shares.

In total 14 analysts cover UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH). Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, November 16 with "Buy" rating. The ROIC 5 year average of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) is 0.371278. Swedbank holds 1.99% or 1.67M shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:D) for 2.74M 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 previous year. Fmr holds 12.51 million shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 173,229 shares in the company, valued at approximately $39,659,047.26.

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