Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $248.61 billion market cap company. Institutions generally purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its administration. The fund owned 13,911 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock after buying an additional 1,061 shares during the period. The Willingdon Wealth Management holds 4,310 shares with $922,000 value, up from 76 last quarter. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.37 EPS. Global Financial Private Capital LLC lifted its stake in UnitedHealth Group by 13.7% in the 4th quarter. Company insiders own 0.87% of the company's stock. On Friday, January 19 Shine Kenneth Irwin sold $48,025 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 198 shares. 5,820 shares were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R, worth $1.40 million on Thursday, January 18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $234.20, for a total value of $3,513,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 153,679 shares in the company, valued at approximately $39,118,989.45. The term earnings per share (EPS) represents the portion of a company's earnings, net of taxes and preferred stock dividends, that is allocated to each share of common stock.
Several research firms recently weighed in on UNH. Leerink Swann reiterated an "outperform" rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Sunday, August 21st. It is without change, as 55 investors sold UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares while 532 reduced holdings. only 125 funds opened positions while 440 raised stakes. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $155.84. A rating of a 1 or a 2 would signify a mean Buy view. The price target set by analyst is also to be considered while investing as it suggests to what extent the stock will rise or fall in the near future.
By digging out more, shifting focus on performance of the UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activity.
The Minneapolis company said Tuesday it had net income of $2.98 per share. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. UnitedHealth Group Inc has a 52 week low of $183.86 and a 52 week high of $256.90.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 17th. The company provided EPS guidance of $12.50-12.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $12.63. On Thursday, March 15 Nelson Steven H sold $3.28M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 14,233 shares. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis.
The insurer booked $1.8 billion in operating earnings from Optum in the second quarter.
UnitedHealth Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, June 6th that authorizes the company to repurchase 100,000,000 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the healthcare conglomerate to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 15th. The Texas-based Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas has invested 0.84% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Buckingham Capital Mgmt has invested 0.81% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). UnitedHealth said OptumRX has seen a "favorable mix in specialty pharmacy and home delivery services". It also provides services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; Medicaid plans, ChildrenÂ's Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health services, including commercial health and dental benefits.
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