EPS for UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Expected At $2.57

Marco Green
September 22, 2017

Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $191.62B valuation. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.51 on September 21, reaching $195.21. Currently, 275.41 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 273.31 million shares have been available to trade.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. The original version of this article can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/09/21/unitedhealth-group-incorporated-unh-stake-increased-by-dnb-asset-management-as.html. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt owns 0.42% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) for 443,200 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 260,811 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $42,774,000 after buying an additional 20,541 shares during the last quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD lifted its position in UnitedHealth Group by 3.5% during the 2nd quarter. The stock rose 0.34% or $0.67 reaching $195.32. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has 964.66 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 2.32. About shares traded. J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) has risen 30.53% since September 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 31.60% the S&P500. Therefore 100% are positive.

On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $2.57 in September 2017 quarter and $2.49 in December 2017 quarter, representing 18.43% and 18.01% growth, respectively. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $212.00 target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $190.00 target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Monday, July 10th. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, July 19.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) opened at 194.65 on Wednesday. As per Friday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 18 with "Buy". As per Friday, November 20, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-three have given a buy rating to the stock. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on UnitedHealth Group from $195.00 to $213.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. The stock has "Underweight" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 28. As per Monday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $10.13 million activity. BURKE RICHARD T had sold 47,500 shares worth $8.23M on Thursday, May 4. $913,211 worth of stock was sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR on Wednesday, June 7. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $8.32 and is estimated to be $9.87 for the current year with 966,859,000 shares now outstanding. UNH's profit would be $2.48 billion giving it 19.02 P/E if the $2.57 EPS is correct.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.07 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 53 investors sold UNH shares while 496 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. Davis Selected Advisers, a Arizona-based fund reported 2.53 million shares. Whalerock Point Ptnrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.15% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 2,186 shares.

In recent action, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has made a move of +1.36% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Duff Phelps Inv has invested 0.03% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) Sa invested in 130,000 shares or 5.25% of the stock. Franklin Street Nc reported 1,175 shares. State Bank Of America Corporation De reported 7.28 million shares.

Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al, which manages about $7.99B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc by 170,500 shares to 180,500 shares, valued at $3.50M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Moreover, Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc has 0.28% invested in the company for 83,464 shares. Brookmont holds 0.09% or 1,231 shares in its portfolio. Fiera Capital Corp reported 630,755 shares. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 157,241 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $29,156,000 after buying an additional 1,254 shares in the last quarter.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $26,982 activity. Also, insider Larry C. Renfro sold 50,574 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th.

Among 10 analysts covering Avis Budget (NASDAQ:CAR), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Moelis & Co had 23 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho downgraded the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, November 9 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan on Friday, August 4 with "Buy". Barrington Research maintained New Media Investment Group Inc (NYSE:NEWM) rating on Monday, August 15. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Buy" rating and $45 target in Thursday, August 4 report. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. (NASDAQ:NVAX) on Friday, September 16 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight" on Wednesday, September 9. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 25.

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