As Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH) Stock Price Rose, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co LLC Has Cut Position by $100.33 Million

September 17, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 37 investors sold UNH shares while 473 reduced holdings. 135 funds opened positions while 411 raised stakes. 804.47 million shares or 1.08% more from 795.86 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Rothschild Asset has 438,928 shares for 0.89% of their portfolio. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Ltd Liability Partnership Ma stated it has 0.01% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Moreover, E&G Advsrs Lp has 1.14% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). L & S has 0.12% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 3,423 shares. Seizert Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Com holds 0.13% or 23,083 shares. Tortoise Investment Management Llc holds 0.33% or 5,900 shares. Stock Yards Commercial Bank And Trust Co reported 2,184 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Cmt Asset Limited holds 0.02% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) or 2,261 shares. Moreover, Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Llc has 0.01% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Chesley Taft Assoc Ltd Liability Co holds 0.48% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 30,471 shares. Centre Asset Mngmt Lc stated it has 78,090 shares or 2.41% of all its holdings. Grt Cap Partners Lc stated it has 7,693 shares. Pioneer Trust Fincl Bank N A Or stated it has 39,955 shares or 3.77% of all its holdings. Sigma Planning Corporation owns 8,194 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Scott And Selber holds 2.59% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 25,155 shares.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $10.13 million activity. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $2.56 million was made by HOOPER MICHELE J on Thursday, March 16. BURKE RICHARD T also sold $8.23 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, May 4. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold $913,211 worth of stock or 5,000 shares.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 13.84% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc sold 627,072 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.90M shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $624.60M, down from 4.53M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $191.61B market cap company. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.45 on September 15, reaching $198.18. About 4.20 million shares traded or 80.26% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc, which manages about $18.55B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Stryker Corp (NYSE:SYK) by 85,014 shares to 1.47 million shares, valued at $176.21 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mobile Telesystems Pjsc (NYSE:MBT) by 541,800 shares in the quarter, for a total of 20.18M shares, and has risen its stake in Genuine Parts Co (NYSE:GPC).

Wall Street await UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) to release earnings on October, 17. Analysts forecast EPS of $2.57, up exactly $0.40 or 18.43 % from 2014’s $2.17 EPS. The expected UNH’s profit could reach $2.48B giving the stock 19.28 P/E in the case that $2.57 earnings per share is reported. After posting $2.46 EPS for the previous quarter, UnitedHealth Group Inc’s analysts now forecast 4.47 % EPS growth.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Why UnitedHealth Group Is Still A Buy” on August 21, 2017, also Businessinsurance.com with their article: “Insurers prevail in coverage dispute with UnitedHealth Group” published on September 07, 2017, Investorplace.com published: “UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH): What Can Investors Expect From New CEO?” on August 31, 2017. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Reuters.com and their article: “US-based UnitedHealth proposes buying Chile’s Banmedica” published on September 09, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of …” with publication date: August 18, 2017.

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group has $22000 highest and $124 lowest target. $182.73’s average target is -7.80% below currents $198.18 stock price. UnitedHealth Group had 54 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $211.0 target in Friday, August 25 report. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of UNH in report on Tuesday, August 29 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, August 16 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Friday, November 20. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein. Morgan Stanley reinitiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, September 9 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $213 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21300 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17500 target in Thursday, July 13 report.

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