As Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH) Shares Declined, Shareholder Wellington Management Group Llp Decreased Stake by $191.50 Million

May 17, 2018 - By Michael Lund

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.05, from 2017Q3’s 0.91. The ratio is positive due to UNH positioning: 51 sold and 538 reduced. 138 funds took positions and 426 increased positions. Investors holded 810.94 million in 2017Q3 but now own 806.07 million shares or 0.60% less. Badgley Phelps & Bell holds 0.87% or 57,326 shs. Causeway Cap Ltd holds 855,450 shs or 2% of its capital. 8,375 were reported by Cls Limited. The Kentucky-based Todd Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 2.09% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). The California-based Affinity Invest Advisors Limited Liability Company has invested 1.61% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Maine-based Hm Payson & has invested 0.03% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Guggenheim Cap Lc invested 0.3% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Pennsylvania Tru has 71,924 shs. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board accumulated 1.30M shs. Alabama-based Leavell has invested 0.64% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Founders Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.1% or 1,048 shs in its capital. South Texas Money Management Limited holds 0.06% or 6,279 shs. Oppenheimer & has invested 0.2% of its capital in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Ativo Cap Limited Company accumulated 0.82% or 14,012 shs. Ftb Advsr has 1,118 shs for 0.02% of their capital.

UNH registered $32.64 million net activity with 0 buys and 12 sales since December 14, 2017. On Thursday, December 14 a trade for 22,598 shs valued at $5.01 million was made by RENFRO LARRY C. $3.28 million worth of stock was sold by Nelson Steven H on Thursday, March 15. On Thursday, January 18 5,820 shs were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R, worth $1.40M. On Wednesday, January 31 10,000 shs were sold by HOOPER MICHELE J, worth $2.38 million. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR had sold 10,000 shs worth $2.46 million on Tuesday, January 23. $47,959 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was sold by Shine Kenneth Irwin.

The stake In Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) was decreased held by Wellington Management Group Llp. According to 2017Q4 SEC form the reduction is 2.47%. By selling 870,461 shares Wellington Management Group Llp made the stock sank with 0.93%. At the end of 2017Q4, the institutional investor held 34.34M shares of the medical specialities company, priced at $7.57 billion, down from 35.21M at the end of the previous reported quarter. $232.29B is Unitedhealth Group Inc’s market cap. UNH is reaching $241.72 during the last trading session, after increased 0.93%.UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has volume of 1.91M shares. Since May 17, 2017 UNH has risen 32.42% and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 20.87%.

Wellington Management Group Llp operates about $452.59B US Long portfolio. It increased its stake in Azz Inc (NYSE:AZZ) by 135,857 shares to 626,253 shares, valued at $32.00 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. For a total of 191,803 shares it increased its holding in Sonic Corp (NASDAQ:SONC) by 134,210 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Schnitzer Stl Inds (NASDAQ:SCHN).

Earnings report for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) is expected on July, 17., Zacks reports. Analysts have expectation on stock’s earnings per share of $3.03. That’s up 23.17 % from last year’s $2.46 earnings per share. If UNH’s EPS is $3.03 the profit will hit $2.91 billion for 19.94 P/E. After $3.04 EPS report last quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.33 % negative EPS growth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated.

A couple more UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were announced by: Seekingalpha.com which released on May 16, 2018 “Morgan Stanley selects 30 stocks for a three-year sideways market”, also Bizjournals.com on May 08, 2018 announced “UnitedHealthcare forms group to reach Fayetteville area”, the next Bizjournals.com is “Moody’s likes the upward financial trend at this Lakeland pharmacy benefits manager” on May 16, 2018. Investorplace.com has article titled “UnitedHealth Group Inc Rides High but Faces Challenges”.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Ratings Coverage

In total 13 analysts cover UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH). “Buy” rating has 13, “Sell” are 0, while 0 are “Hold”. 100% are bullish. With $28200 highest and $235.0 lowest target price UnitedHealth has $272 average target price or 12.53% above the current ($241.72) price. 20 are the (NYSE:UNH)’s analyst reports since November 29, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, April 17 Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) with “Buy” rating. The company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, December 25. The stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, January 12. On Tuesday, January 16 the company was maintained by Piper Jaffray. On Wednesday, April 18 the rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy”. On Wednesday, November 29 Credit Suisse maintained the shares of UNH in report with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, April 18 the firm earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, April 17 the rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. On Thursday, March 8 the rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. On Wednesday, January 17 Credit Suisse maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $260.0 target.

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