$3.03 EPS Expected for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

June 20, 2018 - By Rene Maslow

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) LogoInvestors sentiment is 0.96 in Q1 2018. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It is without change, as 55 investors sold UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares while 532 reduced holdings. only 125 funds opened positions while 440 raised stakes. 789.19 million shares or 2.09% less from 806.07 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Fdx Inc, a California-based fund reported 47,673 shares. Veritas Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership reported 403,565 shares. Burke Herbert Fincl Bank Trust holds 1,872 shares. Cambridge Investment Rech Advsr owns 65,680 shares. Chevy Chase Trust Hldg has 0.97% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 1.02M shares. Torch Wealth Management Lc owns 1,100 shares. Smith Moore & Com holds 0.12% or 2,145 shares in its portfolio. The Quebec – Canada-based Sectoral Asset Management Inc has invested 2.16% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Abrams Bison Invs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 26.96% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 805,000 shares. 5,807 were reported by Park National Oh. Moreover, South Dakota Invest Council has 1.49% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Valley National Advisers reported 0.03% stake. Penobscot Inv Management holds 0.73% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 14,247 shares. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Lc holds 8,690 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Brown Advisory Securities Ltd Liability holds 0.18% or 4,472 shares in its portfolio.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 selling transactions for $31.36 million activity. Another trade for 14,233 shares valued at $3.28 million was made by Nelson Steven H on Thursday, March 15. 15,000 shares were sold by BURKE RICHARD T, worth $3.73 million. On Wednesday, January 31 the insider HOOPER MICHELE J sold $2.38M. Another trade for 22,184 shares valued at $5.08M was sold by RENFRO LARRY C. Shine Kenneth Irwin had sold 198 shares worth $48,025. $1.40 million worth of stock was sold by WILENSKY GAIL R on Thursday, January 18.

Analysts expect UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) to report $3.03 EPS on July, 17.They anticipate $0.57 EPS change or 23.17 % from last quarter’s $2.46 EPS. UNH’s profit would be $2.91 billion giving it 20.86 P/E if the $3.03 EPS is correct. After having $3.04 EPS previously, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s analysts see -0.33 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $252.81. About 2.58M shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 37.57% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.00% the S&P500.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. UnitedHealth had 18 analyst reports since December 25, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Tuesday, April 17. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $28000 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 12. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, April 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 8 by Cantor Fitzgerald. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, June 7. The firm has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, June 11. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Monday, December 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 17 by Piper Jaffray. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of UNH in report on Friday, January 12 with “Buy” rating.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $242.95 billion. The companyÂ’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, individuals, and military service members; and health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals aged 50 and older addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services. It has a 22.27 P/E ratio. It also provides services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; Medicaid plans, ChildrenÂ’s Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health services, including commercial health and dental benefits.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “UnitedHealth, Quest Diagnostics unveil strategic partnership” on May 24, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “4 Notable Dividend Increases From the Past Week” published on June 11, 2018, Fool.com published: “The 6 Stocks on the MFM Team’s Radar This Week” on June 19, 2018. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Schaeffersresearch.com and their article: “Best Dow Stock to Own Next Week” published on May 25, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “UnitedHealth Group: Buy For Great Total Return And 20% Dividend Growth” with publication date: June 11, 2018.

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