Oppenheimer Increases UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Price Target to $225.00

Marco Green
December 10, 2017

The Chase Investment Counsel Corp holds 82,530 shares with $3.14 million value, down from 150,266 last quarter. The company has market cap of $119.95 million. The stock increased 1.34% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $37.91. They expect $2.50 earnings per share, up 18.48% or $0.39 from last year's $2.11 per share. MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) has risen 2.76% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.18% the S&P500.

Bowling Portfolio Management Llc decreased Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) stake by 5.54% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd acquired 2,295 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)'s stock rose 9.50%. Hudock Capital Group Inc Limited Liability Company invested 0% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $215.83. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 13,935 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $2,578,000 after buying an additional 11,361 shares in the last quarter. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Courant.com and their article: "UnitedHealth Group Spends $5 Billion To Buy Hundreds of Medical Clinics" published on December 06, 2017 as well as Zacks.com's news article titled: "UnitedHealth on AMBest's Radar After Buyout Announcement" with publication date: December 08, 2017. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) reported 78,929 shares. Illinois-based Optimum Advisors has invested 0.53% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Tudor Invest Corporation Et Al reported 3,234 shares. Bruderman Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the second quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Numeric Invsts Ltd Liability Co holds 300,121 shares or 0.49% of its portfolio. Wade G W holds 0.18% or 28,257 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough holds 43,532 shares or 1.27% of its portfolio. Pictet & Cie (Europe) Sa invested in 21,821 shares or 0.57% of the stock. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 36,989 shares of the company's stock, valued at $8,218,955.80. Sonata Cap Grp Incorporated reported 0.15% stake. Arrowstreet Cap Limited Partnership invested 0.01% in TeleTech Holdings, Inc. Citigroup Inc accumulated 0% or 25,611 shares. (NASDAQ:IDSY) to report earnings on March, 1. During the same period a year ago, the firm earned $2.17 EPS. ORCL's profit will be $2.59B for 20.00 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.04 actual EPS reported by I.D. Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -125.00% EPS growth. It holds a 50% interest in the Donlin Gold property that covers an area of 71,420 acres located in the Kuskokwim region of southwestern Alaska; and a 50% interest in the Galore Creek property, a copper-gold-silver project covering an area of 293,837 acres in northwestern British Columbia. Therefore 33% are positive. CommScope Holding had 30 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, September 11 by Cowen & Co. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 7. (NYSE:IVR) rating on Friday, April 7. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $20800 target. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $224.56. As per Wednesday, September 16, the company rating was initiated by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 14 by BTIG Research. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Tuesday, June 27. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, July 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 53 investors sold UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares while 496 reduced holdings.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. 816.36 million shares or 0.29% more from 813.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Waddell And Reed owns 0.59% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 1.45 million shares. 387,712 are owned by Lazard Asset Management Ltd Liability. Ohio-based Csu Producer Res has invested 5.9% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Meeder Asset Management Incorporated holds 23,682 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, December 16 with "Outperform". Segment Wealth Management Lc has 18,428 shares. Earnest Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.25% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 129,087 shares. Moreover, Patten Group Inc has 0.04% invested in Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. 15,972 are held by Arrow. Metropolitan Life Company reported 10,405 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Sivik Global Limited Liability Company reported 52,500 shares or 3.56% of all its holdings.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. Capital Guardian Tru holds 0.11% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 32,170 shares. Therefore 100% are positive. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.17 EPS. analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group will post 9.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The financial firm has just set a PT of $235.0 on UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) shares. Wood has "Hold" rating and $16 target.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on UNH shares. The firm has "Buy" rating by Mizuho given on Friday, November 20. ValuEngine cut UnitedHealth Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Morgan Stanley maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, August 17 with "Overweight" rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, December 19 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, July 19. Jefferies maintained the shares of UNH in report on Friday, October 13 with "Buy" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, July 19. It also upped Tenet Healthcare Corp (Call) (NYSE:THC) stake by 350,796 shares and now owns 1.17M shares.

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