Kings Point Capital Management now owns 687 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. The ratio has increased, as 560 funds started new and increased holdings, while 549 sold and decreased their equity positions in Unitedhealth Group Inc. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.51 on September 21, reaching $195.21. Another trade for 1,336 shares valued at $115,163 was sold by KRETZMER W BRIAN.
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE UNH) opened at 195.75 on Thursday. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. Harbour Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in UnitedHealth Group during the first quarter worth about $1,374,000. The Illinois-based Northern Trust has invested 0.6% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). The Cedar Hill Associates Llc holds 73,962 shares with $11.84 million value, down from 114,142 last quarter. Bell Retail Bank holds 0.14% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) or 2,292 shares. About shares traded. HomeStreet Inc (NASDAQ:HMST) has risen 34.55% since September 21, 2016 and is uptrending. 29,118 were accumulated by Cambridge Fincl Group Inc. It has underperformed by 20.83% the S&P500.
Among 5 analysts covering HomeStreet (NASDAQ:HMST), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold.
Ratings analysis reveals 100% of UnitedHealth Group's analysts are positive. The stock now has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $182.65. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an "outperform" rating and set a $190.00 price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Monday, July 10th. They set an overweight rating and a $200.00 price target on the stock.
More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Businessinsurance.com which released: "Insurers prevail in coverage dispute with UnitedHealth Group" on September 07, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "UnitedHealth Is Undervalued" published on September 13, 2017, Gurufocus.com published: "Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) Vice Chmn, UHG and CEO, Optum Larry C Renfro Sold ..." on September 18, 2017. Compass Point maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, April 29 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, June 21 report. Mizuho upgraded UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, November 30 to "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, March 24 by Citigroup. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $203.41.
Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $10.13 million activity. The insider BURKE RICHARD T sold $8.23M. Also, Director William C. Ballard, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 14th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.08. UNH's profit will be $2.48 billion for 18.98 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.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 53 investors sold UNH shares while 496 reduced holdings.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNH. Franklin Res reported 4.93 million shares stake. Ellington Management Grp Limited Co owns 3,300 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Ex-Dividend Reminder: First Horizon National, UnitedHealth Group and New ..." published on September 05, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "October 13th Options Now Available For UnitedHealth Group (UNH)" with publication date: August 31, 2017. Guardian Lp owns 0.25% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 85,920 shares. Cardinal Capital Ltd Liability Corporation Ct stated it has 597,317 shares or 2.01% of all its holdings. Smithfield invested in 0% or 1,120 shares. Cleveland initiated UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, April 8 with "Buy" rating. Alpha Cubed Investments Llc owns 11,045 shares. Endurance Wealth Management holds 0.04% or 1,272 shares. Mufg Americas stated it has 57,651 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 59,800 shares or 0.54% of its portfolio. Moreover, Gabelli Funds Llc has 0.3% invested in the company for 1.30 million shares. Advisory Network Limited Liability Corp holds 2,365 shares. Cetera Advsr Ltd reported 11,912 shares stake. Sentry Corp accumulated 829,700 shares or 1.12% of the stock.
Among 8 analysts covering SCANA (NYSE:SCG), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. New Media Investment Group Inc. had 7 analyst reports since March 24, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Gabelli downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, July 28 report. (NASDAQ:CAR) earned "Buy" rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22. Mizuho downgraded the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, November 9 to "Neutral" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, September 16 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, July 24 with "Hold". RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $18500 target. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 15 to "Underweight". (NASDAQ:CAR) rating on Friday, September 15. The rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight" on Wednesday, September 9. Over the trailing year, the stock is outperforming the S&P 500 by 25.63, and it's gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. (NASDAQ:CAR) earned "Outperform" rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26.
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