UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Analysts See $2.57 EPS

September 17, 2017 - By test

 UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Analysts See $2.57 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold UnitedHealth Group Inc 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.
103,313 were accumulated by Quest Inv Management Incorporated Or. Lansdowne (Uk) Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 0.04% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Kcm Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0.12% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 11,191 shares. Usca Ria Ltd Liability Corporation owns 6,733 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Harbour Inv Mngmt Llc accumulated 7,815 shares or 0.95% of the stock. Brown Advisory Incorporated holds 636,488 shares. Welch & Forbes Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 1,720 shares in its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Co The reported 2.59 million shares. 4.63M were reported by Harris Associates Lp. Meritage Limited Partnership stated it has 16,798 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Capital Advsrs Ok reported 2,608 shares. James Inv Rech invested in 47,912 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Northside Management Lc reported 5,298 shares. Cetera Advsr Ltd Liability Com, a Colorado-based fund reported 11,493 shares. Univest Of Pennsylvania owns 1,387 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $10.13 million activity. BURKE RICHARD T sold 47,500 shares worth $8.23M. HOOPER MICHELE J sold $2.56 million worth of stock. The insider BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold 5,000 shares worth $913,211.

Wall Street await UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) to release earnings on October, 17. Analysts forecast earnings per share 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. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.45 on September 15, reaching $198.18. About 4.20M 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.

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 had 54 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, December 7 to “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Wednesday, December 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 7 by Morgan Stanley. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $20300 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Friday, November 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 22 by Argus Research. As per Friday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. On Wednesday, June 7 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. The company has market cap of $191.61 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. It has a 23.83 P/E ratio. It conducts its activities through two business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Businessinsurance.com which released: “Insurers prevail in coverage dispute with UnitedHealth Group” on September 07, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Why UnitedHealth Group Is Still A Buy” published on August 21, 2017, Reuters.com published: “US-based UnitedHealth proposes buying Chile’s Banmedica” on September 09, 2017. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Horizon National, UnitedHealth Group and New …” published on September 05, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH): What Can Investors Expect From New CEO?” with publication date: August 31, 2017.

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