Shares in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Acquired by Fayez Sarofim & Co

Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 34,630 shares of company stock worth $7,669,416. The institutional investor held 1.64 million shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $320.44 million, down from 1.66M at the end of the previous reported quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System sold 21,082 shares as the company's stock rose 9.50% with the market. Smithfield Trust Co. now owns 1,873 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $264,000 after buying an additional 1,223 shares in the last quarter. The fund owned 2,689 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock after selling 639 shares during the period. Cubic Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1.93% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). It has outperformed by 16.39% the S&P500. Institutional & Family Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 4.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 69,430,416 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $12,873,786,000 after acquiring an additional 796,654 shares during the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc who had been investing in State Str Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.20 billion market cap company.

The stock decreased 1.90% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $46.58. About 2.69M shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 171.72% the S&P500. Leerink Swann reissued a "buy" rating and set a $240.00 price target (up from $225.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Therefore 100% are positive. After $2.66 actual earnings per share reported by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.02 % negative EPS growth. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with "Buy" rating and $208.0 target in Wednesday, August 16 report. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, November 3 report. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy".

Among 15 analysts covering Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ:OCLR), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. As per Wednesday, June 21, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Friday, July 7 by Oppenheimer. The stock has "Hold" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, September 13. They issued an "outperform" rating and a $250.00 target price on the stock. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Saturday, September 23. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter. UNH's profit will be $2.42 billion for 22.05 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. UnitedHealth Group had 73 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.81 in 2017Q2. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 18,383.4% in the second quarter. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Webster Retail Bank N A holds 0.02% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 718 shares.


Among 25 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Compton Capital Management Ri reported 1,213 shares. Altfest L J & owns 2,973 shares. Heartland Advisors Inc owns 150,000 shares or 0.08% of their U.S. portfolio. Cornerstone Advisors Inc has 0.22% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Harbour Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 8,385 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 24,630 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,060,726.10. First Interstate Comml Bank holds 2.15% or 50,976 shares. Hilltop Holdg has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Ccm Investment Advisers Lc has 52,411 shares. Lone Pine Cap Lc holds 4.40 million shares or 4.19% of its portfolio.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $20.19 million activity. Shares for $969,915 were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR. The shares were sold at an average price of $205.47, for a total value of $200,333.25. It also reduced its holding in Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) by 186,003 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 24,812 shares, and cut its stake in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG).

New York State Teachers Retirement System, which manages about $40.06 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Oneok Inc New (NYSE:OKE) by 112,694 shares to 519,855 shares, valued at $28.81M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. Therefore 94% are positive. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, December 25 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by Mizuho. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 9 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. The company was initiated on Tuesday, August 23 by UBS.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $44 target. $5.01 million worth of stock was sold by RENFRO LARRY C on Thursday, December 14. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Tuesday, August 15. Advisor Partners Llc accumulated 1.01% or 26,145 shares. BURKE RICHARD T sold $2.88M worth of stock. It dropped, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. Loomis Sayles LP invested 0.05% in Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ:WIX). Heritage Wealth Advsrs reported 6,642 shares. 21,011 were reported by Numeric Investors Ltd Company. Glenmede Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Oclaro, Inc. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 77.3% in the second quarter. 80,000 were reported by Markel Corporation. Exane Derivatives reported 3 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Concourse Limited Liability Co holds 16,351 shares. Legacy Cap Prns Inc has invested 1.42% in Amazon.com, Inc. Advantus Cap invested in 0.5% or 98,302 shares.

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