Were Analysts Bullish UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) This Week?

July 18, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

 Were Analysts Bullish UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) This Week?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2016. 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.
62 are held by Delta Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co Tn. Schroder Investment Mgmt invested in 2.49 million shares. The New Jersey-based Architects Incorporated has invested 0.05% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Eagle Global Llc invested in 0.01% or 1,275 shares. Prelude Cap Management Ltd Liability stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Csu Producer Resources accumulated 6,400 shares. Spark Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.17% or 12,700 shares. First Midwest Bancorporation Trust Division owns 22,780 shares. Vantage Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 3,416 shares. Chevy Chase reported 0.9% stake. Federated Invsts Pa has 0.24% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 535,841 shares or 0.89% of its portfolio. 322,829 were reported by First Tru Advsrs Limited Partnership. Hemenway Limited Liability Corp, New Hampshire-based fund reported 250 shares. 56,604 are owned by Torray Ltd.

Since January 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $24.36 million activity. BURKE RICHARD T also sold $1.62M worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) shares. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $913,211 was sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR. The insider HOOPER MICHELE J sold $2.56 million. $990,227 worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) was sold by WILENSKY GAIL R.

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) Ratings Coverage

Among 22 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group has $20500 highest and $124 lowest target. $165.99’s average target is -10.93% below currents $186.35 stock price. UnitedHealth Group had 40 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, September 16 by JP Morgan. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, July 13. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, July 6 with “Buy” rating. Mizuho upgraded UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, November 30. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $178 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, January 4. The company was initiated on Friday, April 8 by Cleveland. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, September 9. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 9 to “Neutral”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. Below is a list of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0000 Maintain
13/07/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: $187 New Target: $197 Maintain
13/07/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $200.0000 Maintain
07/07/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $203.0000 Maintain
06/07/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $205.0000 Maintain
27/06/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $185.0000 Maintain
26/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $185.0000 Maintain
21/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $192.0000 Maintain
07/06/2017 Broker: Leerink Swann Rating: Buy
07/06/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $205.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $186.35. About 1,522 shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. The company has market cap of $179.05 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. It has a 23.85 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: Nasdaq.com which released: “Earnings Reaction History: UnitedHealth Group, 40.0% Follow-Through Indicator …” on July 18, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “UnitedHealth Needs A Check-Up Concerning FCF” published on July 17, 2017, Marketwatch.com published: “UnitedHealth Group earnings: After major Obamacare exit, expect a strong quarter” on July 13, 2017. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “UnitedHealth Puts Obamacare in Rearview as Business Expands” published on July 18, 2017 as well as Wsj.com‘s news article titled: “UnitedHealth Earnings: What to Watch” with publication date: July 17, 2017.

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