UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Shares Sold by Rothschild Asset Management Inc

Lloyd Doyle
January 22, 2018

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Van Berkom & Associates Inc increased its stake in Hms Hldgs Corp (HMSY) by 3.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cleararc Capital Inc acquired 9,108 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)'s stock rose 9.50%. The institutional investor held 2,910 shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $543,000, down from 27,385 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $235.82 billion. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 7,906,936 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $1,466,104,000 after purchasing an additional 174,290 shares during the last quarter. About 4.29 million shares traded or 46.90% up from the average. McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) has declined 15.45% since January 21, 2017 and is downtrending.

Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, which manages about $10.75 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kellogg Co (NYSE:K) by 187,849 shares to 141,379 shares, valued at $8.82 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $18.46 million activity.

In related news, Director Richard T. Burke sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 7th. UnitedHealth Group now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $243.22. Therefore 100% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 102 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Strong-Buy" rating by Vetr given on Wednesday, September 2. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan with "Overweight" on Wednesday, September 16. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 20. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 16 by Jefferies. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Bank of America upgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $107.0 target in Friday, January 15 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, August 1. Argus Research maintained the shares of UNH in report on Thursday, October 19 with "Buy" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 58 investors sold AMGN shares while 511 reduced holdings. Jennison Associates LLC raised its position in UnitedHealth Group by 146.0% during the third quarter. 555.05 million shares or 0.41% less from 557.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Regions Fincl has invested 0.01% in EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS). Moreover, Mason Street Advsrs Limited Co has 0.66% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 0.02% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Pnc Financial Incorporated, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.53 million shares. Country Club Trust Na has 1,278 shares. It also reduced Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLY) stake by 4,490 shares and now owns 63,968 shares. Kanaly Trust Co now owns 1,772 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $250,000 after buying an additional 11 shares during the period. Bruderman Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $114,000. Moreover, Sanctuary Wealth Ltd has 0.48% invested in EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS) for 10,913 shares. 180 are owned by Mu Invs Limited. (NASDAQ:VNDA). Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Llc holds 0% or 594 shares. 17,570 are held by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance.


Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $20.19 million activity. Another trade for 22,598 shares valued at $5.01 million was made by RENFRO LARRY C on Thursday, December 14. Shares for $969,915 were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR on Thursday, August 3. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 1.26 million shares or 0.6% of the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 38% are positive.

Stock analysts at Leerink Swann lifted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for UnitedHealth Group in a research report issued on Wednesday. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, July 13. Mizuho increased their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $156.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with "Hold". They set an "outperform" rating and a $171.00 price target for the company. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, July 19. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. The firm has "Market Outperform" rating given on Friday, August 26 by JMP Securities. Martingale Asset Limited Partnership has 0.66% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 251,529 shares.

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc, which manages about $17.10 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) by 161,700 shares to 25,300 shares, valued at $814,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Enerplus Corp (NYSE:ERF) by 26,700 shares in the quarter, for a total of 300,900 shares, and has risen its stake in Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.45 in 2017Q2.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation has 5,189 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 3,584,134 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $664,570,000 after acquiring an additional 1,562,661 shares during the last quarter. 72,007 were reported by Da Davidson. Nbw Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 27,354 shares. Putnam Invests Ltd Liability has 0.92% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 2.04M shares. Amalgamated Financial Bank invested in 0.71% or 115,815 shares. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by Citigroup. Alta Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Amgen Inc. Madison Investment Hldgs Incorporated holds 3,055 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Dnb Asset Mgmt As holds 1.18% or 451,402 shares. Smithbridge Asset Mngmt De reported 1.9% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

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