As Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH) Share Price Rose, Natixis Has Lowered Its Holding by $38.25 Million

January 22, 2018 - By marketbeat

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Glg Ltd Co reported 63,099 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Limited Liability Partnership Ma, Massachusetts-based fund reported 839 shares. Daniel Devine And reported 9,115 shares. Saturna Capital Corp reported 0.04% stake. 442,762 are owned by Green Valley Ltd Company. Seizert Capital Prtnrs Ltd Co holds 0.11% or 15,978 shares in its portfolio. Fisher Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 6,171 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Westend Advsrs Lc holds 4.5% or 261,786 shares in its portfolio. Bryn Mawr has 0.09% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). 2.02M were reported by Schroder Inv Mngmt Group Inc. Ancora Advisors Llc reported 0.47% stake. Mcrae Capital Mngmt holds 0.15% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 1,725 shares. Fil holds 350,778 shares. Investec Asset Mngmt stated it has 1.87% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Inverness Counsel Ltd Llc reported 197,722 shares.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $20.19 million activity. 15,000 shares were sold by BURKE RICHARD T, worth $2.88 million. RENFRO LARRY C also sold $5.01 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. On Thursday, August 3 BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold $969,915 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 5,000 shares. On Tuesday, September 5 WILENSKY GAIL R sold $1.12M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 5,600 shares.

Natixis decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 30.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Natixis sold 196,160 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 448,537 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $87.85 million, down from 644,697 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Natixis who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $235.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $243.35. About 4.29M shares traded or 46.90% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Natixis, which manages about $10.85B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Progressive Corp Ohio (NYSE:PGR) by 207,183 shares to 304,427 shares, valued at $14.74 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE:EEP) by 409,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.08 million shares, and has risen its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX).

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Startribune.com which released: “UnitedHealth and Walgreens are mixing urgent care with pharmacy” on January 20, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “People to Watch 2018: Dave Wichmann” published on January 04, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Introduces Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Apple Pay for …” on January 12, 2018. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Forbes.com and their article: “UnitedHealth’s Optum Now In Half Of 75 Targeted Provider Markets” published on January 17, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “What Should You Expect From UnitedHealth Group Inc Stock in 2018?” with publication date: January 11, 2018.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group has $280.0 highest and $124 lowest target. $215.19’s average target is -11.57% below currents $243.35 stock price. UnitedHealth Group had 79 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cleveland given on Friday, April 8. Mizuho maintained the shares of UNH in report on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Jefferies. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Monday, August 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $230 target in Thursday, October 19 report. Leerink Swann maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy” rating.

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