Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd Has $98.10 Million Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

2.50 EPS Expected for United Health Group Incorporated

Capital World Investors now owns 41,215,301 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $5,819,601,000 after buying an additional 626,451 shares in the last quarter. Perkins Coie Trust Company who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $216.75B market cap company. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 64,578,618 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $11,974,168,000 after purchasing an additional 1,588,516 shares during the last quarter.

Pecaut & Company, which manages about $191.04M and $122.21M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Source Cap Inc (NYSE:SOR) by 17,918 shares to 99,156 shares, valued at $3.99 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), at its latest closing price of $225.88, it has a price-to-book ratio of 4.81, compared to an industry average at 3.79. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Jane Street Group Llc decreased Golar Lng Ltd Bermuda (GLNG) stake by 93.98% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

In other UnitedHealth Group news, CEO Larry C. Renfro sold 22,598 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. After $0.85 actual earnings per share reported by GlaxoSmithKline plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.71% negative EPS growth. GSK's profit will be $1.49B for 14.22 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 26,145 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $5,121,000 after purchasing an additional 1,075 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 1,820.1% during the 2nd quarter. It has outperformed by 10.76% the S&P500.

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $2.50 earnings per share, up 18.48% or $0.39 from last year's $2.11 per share. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.60 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 83% are positive. Bank of America maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Monday, June 26 with "Buy" rating. ValuEngine cut UnitedHealth Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, November 20 by Mizuho. Leerink Swann restated a "buy" rating and issued a $240.00 price objective (up from $225.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, December 6 report. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with "Outperform" on Wednesday, December 16. As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $173.17. Piper Jaffray maintained Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) rating on Friday, August 25. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with "Buy" on Tuesday, October 17.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. The company has a market cap of $221,150.00, a P/E ratio of 25.99, a PEG ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 0.66. It is negative, as 46 investors sold UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares while 524 reduced holdings.

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Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $215.00 to $205.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 2.3% in the second quarter. The firm owned 70,065,338 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 634,922 shares during the period. Hallmark Capital Mgmt owns 4,358 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 775,848 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 195,314 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $43,310,879.50. Hightower Advsrs Lc holds 0.34% or 203,481 shares in its portfolio. South Texas Money Management Ltd.'s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $906,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Nomura Asset Mgmt Limited reported 408,349 shares. Westover Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.32% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Gamco Inc Et Al has invested 0.07% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). 633,239 are owned by Los Angeles Capital Mngmt & Equity. Millennium Management Limited Liability holds 0.06% in Credit Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:CACC) or 148,417 shares. Cap One National Association holds 11,390 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $20.19 million activity. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold 5,000 shares worth $969,915. BURKE RICHARD T had sold 15,000 shares worth $2.88M.

Among 12 analysts covering Credit Acceptance Corp (NASDAQ:CACC), 1 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 9.99 EPS for the current year. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with "Hold". The stock has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, August 29.

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) opened at $224.35 on Thursday. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, July 19. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Sell".

In related news, Director Kenneth Irwin Shine sold 457 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th.

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