UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) EPS Estimated At $2.57

September 17, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

 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 improved, 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.
Focused Lc reported 3.95% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Webster Fincl Bank N A accumulated 0.02% or 719 shares. Oakworth Incorporated owns 4,261 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Mirae Asset Ltd stated it has 224,545 shares. Natixis Asset holds 0.24% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) or 15,831 shares. Jgp Global Gestao De Recursos Ltda reported 12,209 shares or 1% of all its holdings. Narwhal Capital reported 18,942 shares. The Alberta – Canada-based Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management Corp has invested 0.15% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Exxonmobil Invest Management Tx reported 220,314 shares stake. Carlson holds 1.67% or 30,884 shares. Vantage Invest Advsr Limited Liability Company reported 3,416 shares. Moors & Cabot holds 0.14% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 5,242 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Barometer Mngmt has invested 1.99% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Jpmorgan Chase And Co reported 24.23M shares. 18,753 are owned by Alpine Ptnrs Vi Ltd Co.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $10.13 million activity. HOOPER MICHELE J sold 15,000 shares worth $2.56M. On Friday, June 2 the insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold $990,227. $913,211 worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) shares were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR. BURKE RICHARD T also sold $8.23M worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, May 4.

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) to report earnings on October, 17. They expect $2.57 earnings per share, up 18.43 % or $0.40 from last year’s $2.17 per share. UNH’s profit will be $2.48B for 19.28 P/E if the $2.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.46 actual earnings per share reported by UnitedHealth Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.47 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.45 on September 15, reaching $198.18. About 4.20M 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. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, November 30. Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, December 7 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 4. As per Thursday, June 16, the company rating was initiated by Bernstein. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, August 29 with “Buy”. Cleveland initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, April 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, August 16. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Mizuho.

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: Prnewswire.com which released: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of …” on August 18, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH): What Can Investors Expect From New CEO?” published on August 31, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Horizon National, UnitedHealth Group and New …” on September 05, 2017. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Why UnitedHealth Group Is Still A Buy” published on August 21, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “UnitedHealth Is Undervalued” with publication date: September 13, 2017.

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