UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Price Target Increased to $240.00 by Analysts at Oppenheimer

Augustine Asset Management Inc bought 23,758 shares as the company's stock rose 7.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 123,314 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $24.15 million, down from 126,657 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Advsr Ltd Llc invested 1.59% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). The stock increased 1.83% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $34.57. BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has risen 15.51% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending.

Verastem Incorporated (NASDAQ:VSTM) had a decrease of 2.91% in short interest. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 6,802 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $1,264,000 after acquiring an additional 285 shares during the period. The SI to Verastem Incorporated's float is 2.99%. The stock increased 2.08% or $4.5 during the last trading session, reaching $220.96. About 439,721 shares traded or 38.75% up from the average. (NYSE:TSS) has risen 9.69% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Verastem, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering and developing drugs for the treatment of cancer. The company has market cap of $6.47 billion. The Company's lead FAK inhibitor is defactinib (VS-6063), an orally available candidate for combination therapy with immuno-oncology agents and other anti-cancer compounds. First Allied Advisory Svcs reported 0.14% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Therefore 29% are positive. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for UnitedHealth Group's Q1 2018 earnings at $2.92 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $2.98 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $3.31 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $3.25 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $12.45 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $3.17 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $2.88 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $3.05 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $3.21 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $3.54 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $3.26 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $3.15 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $3.46 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $12.33 EPS. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Tuesday, February 28 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $212.0 target in Monday, August 21 report. The stock of Monro, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Mizuho. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, September 20 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, September 17, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 29 by UBS. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, November 16 report. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $243.22. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has a market cap of $214,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.63, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.70. Moreover, V3 Capital Management L.P. has 3.87% invested in the company for 448,818 shares. 25 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 4,040 were accumulated by Highbridge Cap Management Limited Liability. 387.06 million shares or 0.01% more from 387.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oakbrook Investments Llc holds 0.54% or 42,550 shares. Barclays Public Lc reported 900 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Farmers & Merchants accumulated 65,129 shares. Stratos Wealth reported 16,349 shares. Nomura Inc invested in 25,000 shares. (NASDAQ:VSTM). 41,662 are owned by Citadel Ltd Liability Corp. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 5,150 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRO) or 59 shares. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 37,284 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,864,643.84. Calamos Ltd Liability holds 0.09% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 53,915 shares.

10-15 Associates Inc, which manages about $592.54M and $395.85 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 19,453 shares to 211,522 shares, valued at $10.97 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced Stmicroelectronics N V (NYSE:STM) stake by 33,236 shares and now owns 488,056 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) was reduced too. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 66% are positive. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.11 EPS. equities analysts expect that UnitedHealth Group will post 12.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Among 21 analysts covering Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. On Wednesday, September 16 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with "Overweight". Jefferies maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Tuesday, November 28 with "Buy" rating. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating and set a $248.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $225.00 target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Monday, November 27th. Morgan Stanley initiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Monday, October 12 report. (NASDAQ:MNRO) earned "Hold" rating by Stephens on Friday, January 26. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, October 18 with "Buy". Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $200 target in Friday, April 7 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. WILENSKY GAIL R also sold $1.12 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. 860 were reported by Live Your Vision Ltd Liability Company. Family Mgmt, New York-based fund reported 12,885 shares. Principal Grp Inc Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Monro, Inc. Fmr has 1.35% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). M Hldg Inc invested in 0.35% or 5,258 shares. Hancock accumulated 27,400 shares. 110.68 million shares or 2.19% less from 113.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cantab Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.49% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $30.30 million activity. About 4.52 million shares traded or 96.59% up from the average. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. CenturyLink Investment Management Co now owns 12,886 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $2,389,000 after acquiring an additional 8,801 shares during the period. $10.02M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was sold by RENFRO LARRY C. Shares for $48,025 were sold by Shine Kenneth Irwin on Friday, January 19.

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