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Are Analysts Bearish UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) After Last Week?

California State Teachers Retirement Systems accumulated 1.95 million shares or 0.64% of the stock. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $191.44 billion valuation.

The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $197.73. The volume of UNH witnessed a shift from 2.38 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 2.6 million shares. Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.21% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. The Polar Securities Inc holds 140,000 shares with $3.28 million value, up from 75,000 last quarter. Polar Securities Inc acquired 65,000 shares as Wci Cmntys Inc (WCIC)'s stock 0.00%. About 915,009 shares traded.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc decreased United Health Group (UNH) stake by 55.75% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. It has outperformed by 18.37% the S&P500. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a $0.75 dividend. Its down 0.30, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) Sa invested in 5.25% or 130,000 shares. 61 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 372 were reported by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in WCI Communities Inc (NYSE:WCIC). Moreover, Cubic Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability has 1.86% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Beck Mack & Oliver Ltd Liability Com holds 0.02% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) or 2,708 shares. Grt Ptnrs Limited Liability stated it has 0.35% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Invesco holds 35,610 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Idaho-based Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc Id has invested 4.89% in the stock. 15,164 are held by First Amer Bancshares. Smith & Howard Wealth Management Llc owns 91,856 shares or 5.09% of their U.S. portfolio. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 16. Citigroup upped the price objective on UnitedHealth Group from $195.00 to $213.00 and issued the company a "buy" recommendation in a study on Wed, Jul 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $210.00 to $215.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. The firm has "Sector Weight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 27. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, August 31 by BMO Capital Markets. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have issued a buy rating to the company. Fidelity & Gty Life (NYSE:FGL) was reduced too. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Forbes.com and their article: "UnitedHealth Group said David Wichmann, current company president, will ..." published on August 16, 2017 as well as Forbes.com's news article titled: "UnitedHealth Group's Advisory Board Buy Boosts Insurer's Population Health Play" with publication date: August 30, 2017. Therefore 100% are positive. MAI Capital Management's holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $13,369,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Mizuho maintained it with "Buy" rating and $20000 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $17500 target. As per Wednesday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, August 11 with "Buy". The correct version of this story can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/09/14/unitedhealth-group-incorporated-unh-rating-reiterated-by-cantor-fitzgerald.html. As per Wednesday, January 4, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by UBS.

Polar Securities Inc decreased Alphabet Inc (Put) stake by 32,986 shares to 10,000 valued at $7.72M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Dhx Media Ltd stake by 782,900 shares and now owns 815,000 shares. Bmc Stk Hldgs Inc was reduced too.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $10.13 million activity. BURKE RICHARD T sold $8.23 million worth of stock. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $913,211 was made by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR on Wednesday, June 7. HOOPER MICHELE J had sold 15,000 shares worth $2.56 million. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 25,600 shares of company stock worth $4,962,694.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.02, from 0.02 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold UNH shares while 473 reduced holdings. Kings Point Capital Management has an ownership of 687 stocks of the healthcare conglomerate's shares valued at $113,000 following purchasing an extra 150 shares through out the previous quarter, Founders Capital Management purchased a fresh position in stocks of UnitedHealth Group during the Q1 assessed at roughly $135,000.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $2.46 for the June 2017 versus $1.96 in the same quarter a year ago, representing 26% growth. Ingalls Snyder Limited Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 1,485 shares. Chase Invest Counsel has 39,248 shares.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE UNH) traded down 0.255% on Thursday, reaching $197.825. Private Capital Advisors Inc sold 2,150 shares as the company's stock rose 9.50% with the market. Cmt Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.02% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Arizona State Retirement System owns 0% invested in WCI Communities Inc (NYSE:WCIC) for 11,300 shares. Its up 34.7% from 134,000 shares previously. Pinnacle Inc owns 40,013 shares. Hallmark Mgmt has 1,622 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 6,290 are held by Tctc Ltd Liability. Goldman Sachs Grp holds 0% or 300,322 shares in its portfolio. Harris Associates L P now owns 4,646,307 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $762,041,000 after purchasing an additional 14,489 shares during the last quarter. Vetr upgraded shares of UnitedHealth Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $179.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 15th.

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