What Does Wall Street Say about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)?

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The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $134.

In other news, CEO Larry C. Renfro sold 22,598 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Haverford Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc Com (UNH) by 3.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Spears Abacus Advisors Llc acquired 3,591 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)'s stock rose 9.50%. Palouse Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $214.88 billion market cap company. The stock increased 21.47% or $0.08589 during the last trading session, reaching $0.48589. About 376,066 shares traded.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) are making a strong comeback as they have jumped 42.03% since bottoming out on January 18, 2017. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. The average 1-year price target for (UNH) reveals an average price target of $240 per share. The company has managed to keep price to sales ratio of 0.58 against an industry average of 1.57. It improved, as 31 investors sold ECL shares while 274 reduced holdings. Covington Investment Advsr Inc owns 21,170 shares for 1.57% of their portfolio. Scott & Selber reported 14,521 shares. Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Mgmt Gp Ltd owns 10,497 shares. Blue Chip Partners Inc. purchased a new position in UnitedHealth Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $110,000. Nikko Asset Mngmt Americas accumulated 0.07% or 6,800 shares. Johnson Investment Counsel invested in 0.05% or 9,796 shares. DODGE & COX owned 0.07% of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Essex holds 8,611 shares or 0.41% of its portfolio. 23,914 were reported by Liberty Capital Mngmt. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 725 shares. Sg Americas Limited Com has invested 0% in RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. The Illinois-based Country Tru State Bank has invested 0.01% in Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Com has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Foot Locker, Inc. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Facebook, 7 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". Therefore 50% are positive.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. Firm's net income measured an average growth rate of 21.60%. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 7 with "Buy". The firm has "Hold" rating by HSBC given on Wednesday, April 27. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Friday, September 15 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Wednesday, July 19. The stock was sold at an average price of $205.47, for a total value of $200,333.25. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Barclays Capital. At the moment, the average analyst rating for UNH is Moderate Buy. RBC Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX) rating on Friday, December 15. Pivotal Research downgraded it to "Hold" rating and $135.0 target in Thursday, February 2 report.

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Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 18 selling transactions for $48.08 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $211.03, for a total value of $96,440.71. In this case, shares are 16.34% higher, the worst price in 52 weeks suffered on November 07, 2017, and are keeping their losses at 0.19% for the past six months. The stock has a market cap of $215,501.23, a P/E ratio of 23.17, a P/E/G ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.66. It turned negative, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. Shares of VZ have uptrended 6.23% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -0.16% in that time. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D owns 854,828 shares. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a twelve month low of $156.09 and a twelve month high of $231.77.

Brokerage houses, on average, are recommending investors to buy UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)'s shares projecting a $241.86 target price. Adirondack Trust has 930 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Ativo Cap Management Ltd Liability Company reported 0.77% stake. Eastern Savings Bank has invested 0.07% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Ifrah Fincl has 5,665 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB's holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $34,906,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Korea reported 0.8% stake. Cypress Gp invested 0.17% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $20.19 million activity. 5,000 shares valued at $969,915 were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR on Thursday, August 3. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 24,630 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,060,726.10. Moreover, Spirit Of America has 0.2% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Among 25 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.17 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated will post 9.99 EPS for the current year. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 12 with "Hold". The company was maintained on Friday, August 25 by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Argus Research has "Buy" rating and $230 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Monday, August 22 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Aegis Capital on Tuesday, January 3. On Monday, September 26 the stock rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight".