UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) EPS Estimated At $2.57

September 17, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

 UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) EPS Estimated At $2.57
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.
Wellington Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 1.59% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Llc stated it has 0.43% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Voya Invest Mgmt reported 1.26% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Architects holds 0.05% or 1,401 shares. Ameritas Partners stated it has 39,827 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. Vantage Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Co reported 3,416 shares stake. Bancorporation Of Nova Scotia Tru has invested 0.04% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Moreover, Mitsubishi Ufj Limited has 0.22% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 240 shares. Piedmont Investment reported 0% stake. Lmr Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership has 3.68% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 149,840 shares. Oarsman Capital holds 0.56% or 5,448 shares. Moreover, Chevy Chase Holding has 0.9% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Suntrust Banks reported 240,270 shares. Winslow Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 4.05M shares. 17,465 were reported by Schnieders Management Ltd Co.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $10.13 million activity. HOOPER MICHELE J sold 15,000 shares worth $2.56 million. BURKE RICHARD T had sold 47,500 shares worth $8.23 million on Thursday, May 4. $990,227 worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) was sold by WILENSKY GAIL R. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold $913,211 worth of stock.

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. 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.

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. Citigroup maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, July 19. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $213 target. Deutsche Bank maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of UNH in report on Friday, April 7 with “Overweight” rating. Oppenheimer maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, July 7 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, November 20, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley. As per Wednesday, September 16, the company rating was initiated by JP Morgan. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, January 4. UBS maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Cantor Fitzgerald.

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: Nasdaq.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Horizon National, UnitedHealth Group and New …” on September 05, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “October 13th Options Now Available For UnitedHealth Group (UNH)” published on August 31, 2017, Businessinsurance.com published: “Insurers prevail in coverage dispute with UnitedHealth Group” on September 07, 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 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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