Boston Advisors LLC Position in Unitedhealth Group INC Com (UNH) Decreased by $4.51 Million as Share Price Rose

June 20, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.05, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 37 investors sold UNH 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. Univest Of Pennsylvania owns 1,387 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Conning stated it has 37,205 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Umb National Bank N A Mo has invested 1.01% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Rfg Advisory Gru Lc reported 0.14% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Moreover, Oz Management Limited Partnership has 0.17% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Mitsubishi Ufj Banking has 0.7% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 2.09 million shares. Moreover, Joel Isaacson Limited Liability Corporation has 0.11% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Letko Brosseau Associates Incorporated holds 3,700 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd has 140,579 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Moreover, Qci Asset Management Ny has 0.01% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Denver Invest Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 3,160 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Plante Moran Financial Ltd Co holds 1,549 shares. Tudor Corporation Et Al holds 0.79% or 192,461 shares in its portfolio. Brick And Kyle Associate holds 0.03% or 217 shares in its portfolio. 4.05M were reported by Winslow Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation.

Since January 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $24.36 million activity. $2.56 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) was sold by HOOPER MICHELE J on Thursday, March 16. WILENSKY GAIL R also sold $990,227 worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) shares. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $1.62M was sold by BURKE RICHARD T.

Boston Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc Com (UNH) by 6.38% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boston Advisors Llc sold 28,203 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 413,965 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $66.25M, down from 442,168 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Advisors Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $177.72 billion market cap company. It closed at $183.02 lastly. It is down 32.76% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Boston Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.55B and $4.18B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Eaton Vance Corp Com Non Vtg (NYSE:EV) by 277,926 shares to 309,831 shares, valued at $12.98 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Home Depot Inc Com (NYSE:HD) by 178,065 shares in the quarter, for a total of 328,024 shares, and has risen its stake in S&P Global Inc Com.

Analysts expect UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) to report $2.38 EPS on July, 18.They anticipate $0.42 EPS change or 21.43 % from last quarter’s $1.96 EPS. UNH’s profit would be $2.31 billion giving it 19.22 P/E if the $2.38 EPS is correct. After having $2.37 EPS previously, UnitedHealth Group Inc’s analysts see 0.42 % EPS growth.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Universal Health Realty Income Trust, UnitedHealth Group …” on June 13, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Stock Is Still a Dominant Healthcare Player” published on June 06, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc. Buys UnitedHealth Group Inc, Playa …” on June 02, 2017. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Top Research Reports for UnitedHealth Group, Union Pacific & Biogen” published on May 30, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: UnitedHealth Group, Union Pacific, Biogen …” with publication date: May 31, 2017.

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 30 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cleveland initiated UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) rating on Friday, April 8. Cleveland has “Buy” rating and $155 target. As per Friday, October 2, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 9 by Mizuho. Mizuho maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, October 19. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $169 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, November 30. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Morgan Stanley initiated UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, June 7 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, September 9 by Morgan Stanley.

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