UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Holdings Reduced by Trust Investment Advisors

Mae Love
January 14, 2018

The institutional investor held 19,750 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.87M, down from 33,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Montag & Caldwell Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $221.57B market cap company. The stock increased 1.82% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $78.28. About 3.94M shares traded or 35.06% up from the average.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) is scheduled to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, January 16th. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group (UNH) by 41.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 195,314 shares of the company's stock, valued at $43,310,879.50. The hedge fund held 188,518 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.19 million, down from 208,049 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $28.88. About 612,194 shares traded or 38.85% up from the average. (NYSE:SPG) has declined 18.56% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.56% the S&P500. Kennedy Mngmt owns 240,060 shares or 0.1% of their USA portfolio.

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company, which manages about $677.56 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 4,000 shares to 7,000 shares, valued at $628,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Trilogy Global Advisors LP bought a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the third quarter valued at approximately $21,078,000.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 51 investors sold PG shares while 765 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. Royal Bank Of Canada owns 0.02% invested in BankUnited, Inc. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Corporation reported 162,468 shares. 459 are held by Whittier Trust Of Nevada Inc. Central Bank Tru Company holds 0.96% or 19,736 shares in its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 1.31 million shares. Catawba Capital Mgmt Va accumulated 4,085 shares. (NYSE:SPG). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 5,944 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Gw Henssler & Assoc Ltd holds 1.57% or 79,652 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans accumulated 218,207 shares. Honeywell Int holds 265,500 shares or 1.83% of its portfolio. 45,079 are owned by Panagora Asset. 209,636 were reported by Bb&T Corporation.

Analysts await Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) to report earnings on January, 29. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on UnitedHealth Group in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BKU's profit will be $65.17 million for 17.70 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality.

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Among 9 analysts covering Nautilus Group (NYSE:NLS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Chinook Energy had 22 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, January 5, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, November 1 by Hovde Group. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of UNH in report on Tuesday, July 18 with "Buy" rating. BMO Capital Markets upgraded BankUnited, Inc. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $21200 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $18500 target in Monday, June 26 report. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Apple Inc. (NYSE:NLS) earned "Hold" rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 31. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Jefferies. It also reduced its holding in Covenant Transportation Group (NASDAQ:CVTI) by 234,275 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 132,419 shares, and cut its stake in Oclaro Inc.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $20.19 million activity.

In other UnitedHealth Group news, insider Thomas E. Roos sold 975 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. Insiders sold a total of 34,630 shares of company stock worth $7,669,416 over the last quarter. The insider RENFRO LARRY C sold $5.01 million. $969,915 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR. Zacks Investment Research raised UnitedHealth Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $219.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Therefore 20% are positive.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that UnitedHealth Group will report full year earnings of $9.99 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $9.95 to $10.02. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Evercore ISI restated an "outperform" rating and set a $255.00 price objective (up previously from $235.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Friday. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Tuesday, July 18 with "Buy" rating. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $229.54. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, December 16 with "Outperform". The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 2. (NYSE:SPG) rating on Monday, March 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. 297.03 million shares or 0.55% less from 298.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://weekherald.com/2018/01/14/unitedhealth-group-inc-unh-holdings-reduced-by-trust-investment-advisors.html.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in UNH. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.57 by $0.09. 783.53 million shares or 0.44% more from 780.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Regal Wealth Group Inc. boosted its position in UnitedHealth Group by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. The United Kingdom-based Lansdowne Prtnrs (Uk) Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.06% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Miles Cap has invested 0.24% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Staley Capital Advisers has 0.04% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). 66,732 were reported by Whittier Communications. Tower Research Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) reported 7,567 shares stake.

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