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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine

The institutional investor held 1.71M shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $43.36 million, up from 1.67 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The latest exchange of 0.5 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 1.16 Million shares. (NASDAQ:SPWH) has declined 41.90% since January 2, 2017 and is downtrending. Finally, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the fourth quarter worth about $111,000. (UNH) by 14.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Moreover, Veritas Investment Management (Uk) Ltd has 8.51% invested in the company for 123,314 shares. Bb&T Secs Limited Liability holds 150,333 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. The stock increased 3.93% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $6.87.

Brighton Jones Llc, which manages about $2.52B and $777.55 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Etf (VTI) by 10,198 shares to 361,909 shares, valued at $46.87M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Denbury Resources Inc. had 37 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:DNR) rating on Friday, September 1. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 19 by Liberum Capital. (NYSE:MMC) on Monday, January 11 to "Neutral" rating. Duncker Streett Inc owns 2,049 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, August 6 report. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Buy" on Friday, October 6. DA Davidson maintained Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DNR) on Wednesday, August 10 to "Underweight" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 1 think it is Hold. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 130.7% in the second quarter. The institutional investor held 104,820 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.81M, up from 100,284 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership reported 3.18M shares. Washington Retail Bank invested in 45,069 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 489,647 shares stake. The Alabama-based Wealthtrust has invested 0.01% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). (NYSE:FET). Moreover, Ameritas Inv Prtnrs has 0% invested in Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 24,630 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,060,726.10. (NYSE:MET). Fincl Corp invested 0.03% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. Olstein Cap Mgmt L P, New York-based fund reported 110,000 shares.

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Arbiter Partners Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.06B and $896.54 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE:TPL) by 15,225 shares to 6,161 shares, valued at $2.49 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Weatherly Asset Management LP reported 12,293 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can owns 1.47 million shares for 0.26% of their portfolio. Eagle Global Ltd Liability holds 1,275 shares. It also reduced its holding in Tegna Inc by 473,953 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 191,900 shares, and cut its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLK). Northwest Investment Counselors Lc has invested 0% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Therefore 53% are positive. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.17 EPS. analysts forecast that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 9.99 EPS for the current fiscal year. Wisconsin-based Provident Trust has invested 7.92% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, October 17 with "Buy". Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). (NYSE:GNRT) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Monday, September 14 by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Piper Jaffray Companies raised their price objective on UnitedHealth Group to $228.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Mizuho given on Tuesday, July 18. Cleveland initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, April 8 report. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $513.86 million activity. BURKE RICHARD T sold $2.88M worth of stock. 50,574 shares were sold by RENFRO LARRY C, worth $10.02M. Annex Advisory Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.25% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). UnitedHealth Group presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $224.98. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "UnitedHealth Group: Best Dow Jones Wealth-Builder Stock Now" published on December 15, 2017 as well as Courant.com's news article titled: "UnitedHealth Group Spends $5 Billion To Buy Hundreds of Medical Clinics" with publication date: December 06, 2017. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $2.17 earnings per share. UNH's profit will be $2.42 billion for 22.12 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter.

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