BALLARD WILLIAM C JR also sold $2.46M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. Ferguson Wellman Cap Mngmt Incorporated has invested 1.31% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). OptumHealth saw a 7% membership increase from past year and served 92 million people at the end of the quarter. The Cognios Capital Llc holds 4,271 shares with $914,000 value, down from 9,621 last quarter. Finally, JLB & Associates Inc. purchased a new position in UnitedHealth Group in the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,799,000. The stock is trading for about 0.7% more than its 52-week high. 5,820 shares were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R, worth $1.40 million on Thursday, January 18. Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc sold 16,126 shares as the company's stock rose 4.65% while stock markets declined. BURKE RICHARD T sold $3.51M worth of stock or 15,000 shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $248.82 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $3,732,261. Many value shareholders look for stocks with a high percentage of insider ownership, under the theory that when administration are shareholders, they will act in its own self-interest, and create shareholder value in the long-term. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
The insurer earned $3.14 a share on revenue of $56.09 billion.
Several research firms recently weighed in on UNH. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $254.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $155.84. Cetera Advsr Lc holds 0.09% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 7,169 shares. Twenty-seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, UnitedHealth Group has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $264.04. Signature Est & Advsrs Ltd Company owns 94,327 shares for 2.04% of their portfolio.
United Healthcare correspondence is seen in North Andover Mass. United Health Group reports earnings Tuesday
The stock has a beta of 0.72 compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are less extreme than the market as a whole.
The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. Earnings from operations increased by almost 13% to $4.2 billion in the second quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.25/share depicting a Surprise of 12 Percent. The company had revenue of $55.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.90 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 19.92% and a net margin of 3.62%. The firm's revenue was up 13.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 12.62 EPS for the current year.
The division has been at the forefront of vertical integration, including taking part in a $2.2 billion acquisition of a medical staffing company earlier this year and the purchase of DaVita Medical Group for almost $5 billion in December. Dodge & Cox now owns 15,183,189 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $1,957,113,000 after buying an additional 1,324,136 shares during the period. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 18th were issued a $0.90 dividend. Asset One Limited has invested 0.77% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.39%. Wespac Advsrs Limited Liability has invested 0.17% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Some Historical UNH News: 04/05/2018 - UnitedHealthcare Donates Drug Disposal Kits to Local Health Clinics and Physicians to Help People Safely Dispose of Unused Opioids; 06/03/2018 - HHS SECRETARY ALEX AZAR COMMENTS ON UNITEDHEALTH GROUP; 17/04/2018 - UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC - INCREASED OUTLOOK FOR 2018 NET EARNINGS TO RANGE OF $11.70 TO $11.95/SHARE AND ADJ NET EARNINGS OF $12.40 TO $12.65 PER SHARE; 17/04/2018 - CORRECT: UNITEDHEALTH BOOSTS FORECAST FOR 2018; 11/05/2018 - UnitedHealth Group Statement on Trump Administration's Drug Policy Proposal; 11/04/2018 - CVS rolls out new tool to combat rising drug prices; 05/03/2018 UNITEDHEALTH - AS RESULT OF SALE, ADVISORY BOARD CO'S RIGHT TO NOMINATE 2 DIRECTORS TO EVOLENT HEALTH'S BOARD REDUCED TO RIGHT TO NOMINATE 1 DIRECTOR; 13/03/2018 - DaVita Inc.
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