UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).
Vontobel Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock by 155,907 shares in a 13F filing with the SEC. Its position stood at $298,815,000 an increase of 1.4% as of quarter end.
These firms have also modified their investment in UNH. As of the end of the quarter Gateway Investment Advisers LLC had bought 2,378 shares growing its holdings by 0.4%. The value of the investment in UNH went from $101,882,000 to $115,623,000 a change of $13,741,000 for the reporting period. As of quarter end Pennsylvania Trust Co had acquired a total of 6,916 shares growing its stake by 10.2%. The value in dollars increased from $11,171,000 to $13,912,000 increasing 24.5% quarter to quarter.
As of quarter end Hays Advisory LLC had sold 2,833 shares trimming its position 10.9%. The value of the investment in (UNH) increased from $4,255,000 to $4,285,000 a change of 0.7% quarter over quarter.
On December 7 the stock rating was upgraded from “Hold” to “Buy” in an announcement from Cantor Fitzgerald. On November 30 the company was upgraded to “Buy” from “Neutral” with a current price target of $178.00 in a report issued by Mizuho.
November 30 investment analysts at Oppenheimer held the company rating at “Buy” but raised the price expectation from $108.00 to $178.00. On November 30 Credit Suisse maintained a company rating of “Buy” and raised the price expectation to $178.00 from $138.00.
November 30 investment analysts at Jefferies left the stock rating at “Buy” and moved up the price target from $136.00 to $178.00. On November 9 the stock rating was downgraded from “” to “Neutral” by analysts at Mizuho.
The company is up from yesterday’s close of $185.95. Additionally the company announced a dividend for shareholders which was paid on Tuesday the 27th of June 2017. The dividend was $0.750 per share for the quarter which is $3.00 annualized. This dividend amount was represent a yeild of $1.60. The ex-dividend date was set for Thursday the 15th of June 2017.
Company shares last traded at $186.52 which is just a bit higher than $178.98, the stock’s 50 day moving average and slightly over the 200 day moving average of $168.66. The 50 day moving average was up $7.66 and the 200 day average was up $17.98.
The company’s P/E ratio is 23.89 and the market cap of the company is 179.86B. In the last earnings report the EPS was $7.81 and is projected to be $9.80 for the current year with 963,661,000 shares currently outstanding. Analysts expect next quarter’s EPS will be $2.55 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $10.78.