Analyst's Predictions on CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

Lloyd Doyle
November 15, 2017

The institutional investor held 4,523 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $337,000, down from 14,605 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 24,630 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,060,726.10. First Personal Financial Services now owns 742 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. About 744,380 shares traded. Earthstone Energy Inc (NYSE:ESTE) has risen 7.48% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500. (UNH) stake by 8.14% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) ended its day at $212.66 with the rising stream of 0.75% and its total traded volume was 2.61 million shares less than the average volume. Meristem Llp, a Minnesota-based fund reported 3,249 shares. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued an "outperform" rating and set a $205.00 target price (up from $203.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Friday, July 21st.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group (UNH) traded down $0.96 during trading on Thursday, hitting $211.70. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has a market cap of $206.09 billion and over the last 12 months, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has gone stronger by 45.24%. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

The collective rating of 1.5 for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) also leans strongly towards the bullish end of the spectrum. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 8.9% over the last 5 years. UNH's profit will be $2.42B for 21.16 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. ValuEngine downgraded shares of UnitedHealth Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Therefore 100% are positive. The other 22, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy UnitedHealth Group Incorporated versus those who think you should sell it. Morgan Stanley maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, October 18 with "Overweight" rating. Vetr raised UnitedHealth Group from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $189.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 28th. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy". The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 12 by UBS. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 13,935 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $2,578,000 after buying an additional 11,361 shares during the period. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Friday, February 3 by Cowen & Co.

Since June 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.90 million activity.


Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of UNH. 108 funds opened positions while 483 raised stakes. 816.36 million shares or 0.29% more from 813.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Daniel Devine owns 9,115 shares or 1.38% of their United States portfolio. Banque Pictet And Cie Sa invested 0.78% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Ledyard Bancorporation stated it has 1,012 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Bridgeway Cap holds 0.12% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 55,800 shares. Moreover, Vestor Lc has 2.44% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Nordea Invest has 2.13 million shares. Moreover, Sumitomo Life has 1.1% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct, Connecticut-based fund reported 17,470 shares. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/11/14/zacks-investment-research-lowers-unitedhealth-group-incorporated-unh-to-hold.html. Reynders Mcveigh Capital Mgmt Lc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Chase Invest Counsel invested 3.3% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). First Amer Bankshares holds 0.4% or 27,401 shares. Partner Investment Mgmt Lp stated it has 1.85% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH).

Among 34 analysts covering Fortinet Inc. (NYSE:MO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Earthstone Energy had 5 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Sector Weight" rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Thursday, June 16, the company rating was initiated by Bernstein. If the published price targets set by Twilio Inc. analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for TWLO is $47. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 30 with "Sell". Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 9 of analysts who cover SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Canaccord Genuity maintained Earthstone Energy Inc (NYSE:ESTE) on Wednesday, November 18 with "Buy" rating.

Causeway Capital Management Llc decreased China Pete & Chem Corp (NYSE:SNP) stake by 6,100 shares to 46,600 valued at $3.66 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) stake by 3,360 shares and now owns 124,657 shares. Strategic Advisors Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.2% or 2,374 shares. MO's profit will be $1.55 billion for 20.42 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual earnings per share reported by CVS Health Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.67% EPS growth.

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