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EPS for UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Expected At $2.57

Analysts expect UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) to report $2.57 EPS on October, 17.They anticipate $0.40 EPS change or 18.43% from last quarter's $2.17 EPS. UNH's profit will be $2.48 billion for 19.05 P/E if the $2.57 EPS becomes a reality. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 2.5% during the 1st quarter. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on UnitedHealth Group from $195.00 to $213.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $191.71, for a total value of $2,875,650.00.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. It has a 20.82 P/E ratio. Facebook enables people to connect, share, discover and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $10.13 million activity. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 7. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR also sold $913,211 worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, June 7.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. The company has market cap of $189.36 billion. The Company operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc holds 0% or 61,727 shares. It conducts its operations through two business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum.

Among 24 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. The stock was sold at an average price of $198.11, for a total value of $10,019,215.14. UnitedHealth Group had 56 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Buy". UnitedHealth Group Inc has a one year low of $128.53 and a one year high of $172.62. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Buy". The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". RBC Capital Markets maintained Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) on Tuesday, September 5 with "Buy" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNH in report on Saturday, September 23 with "Buy" rating. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $205.00 price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, July 7th.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Triple-S Management, Anthem, UnitedHealth ..." on September 26, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "Spiros Segalas Buys McDonald's Corp, UnitedHealth Group Inc, Vertex ..." published on September 29, 2017, Investorplace.com published: "Stock of UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Rated a Strong Buy" on September 27, 2017.

The institutional investor owned 1,919,070 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock after buying an additional 485,532 shares during the quarter. Its down 0.10, from 0.1 in 2017Q1.

Gateway Investment Advisers LLC raised its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) by 0.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. 45 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.08.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Gateway Investment Advisers LLC Acquires 2,378 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)" was originally reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. Connor Clark Lunn Invest Mngmt Ltd reported 100,356 shares. Cowen & Co maintained UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) rating on Thursday, July 13. Van Strum & Towne Inc holds 0.16% or 1,325 shares in its portfolio. Coho Limited holds 4.88% or 1.05 million shares. Charter Tru has invested 0.2% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Davenport Limited Liability Co holds 13,149 shares. Albion Financial Ut has 7,099 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Advsrs Asset Mgmt accumulated 18,665 shares or 0.03% of the stock. River & Mercantile Asset Management Llp sold 5,150 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)'s stock rose 9.50%. It also upped Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) stake by 13,290 shares and now owns 439,185 shares. Bernzott Capital Advisors acquired 30,985 shares as Mistras Group (MG)'s stock declined 6.84%. Advantus Cap Management, a Minnesota-based fund reported 64,909 shares. Bernzott Cap holds 2.3% or 635,161 shares in its portfolio. Baker Ellis Asset Ltd Liability Company accumulated 2,240 shares. The California-based Evanson Asset Management Llc has invested 14.81% in the stock.

Ratings analysis reveals 88% of Facebook's analysts are positive. 8,100 are held by Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $195.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $181.26. FB was included in 8 notes of analysts from September 23, 2016. The firm has "Buy" rating by Mizuho given on Friday, November 20. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 1 by Canaccord Genuity. Bernstein initiated the shares of UNH in report on Thursday, June 16 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 15 by Scotia Capital. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, August 25 by BTIG Research. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.05 on September 28, reaching $104.34. About 68,184 shares traded or 12.23% up from the average. Facebook Inc (FB) has risen 26.75% since October 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.



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