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$2.57 EPS Expected for UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating QEP Resources, 4 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". The Psagot Investment House Ltd holds 47,440 shares with $3.69M value, down from 51,455 last quarter.

For the past 5 years, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's EPS growth has been almost 8.9%. The shares were sold at an average price of $191.71, for a total value of $2,875,650.00. The ERP5 of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) is 3696. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. The expected future growth in earnings per share ("EPS") is an incredibly important factor in identifying an under-valued stock. FICO's profit would be $35.86 million giving it 31.51 P/E if the $1.17 EPS is correct.

EPS growth for the next 5 years is 14.9 percent. The stock declined 0.04% or $0.03 reaching $77.7 per share. The stock exchanged hands with 1619993 numbers of shares contrast to its average daily volume of 1.50M shares. ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD) has risen 20.34% since October 16, 2016 and is uptrending.

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) to report earnings on October, 17. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.08. UNH's profit will be $2.48B for 18.73 P/E if the $2.57 EPS becomes a reality.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $10.13 million activity.

In other news, Director Richard T. Burke sold 15,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. Its down 4.81% from 1.71M shares previously. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold 5,000 shares worth $913,211.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, where 12 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 8 analysts have given a Buy signal, 0 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Therefore 100% are positive. Analysts reported that the Price Target for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated might touch $235 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $211.45 and $143 respectively.

04/19/2017 - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank.

07/19/2017 - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Mizuho. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "An Interesting Play In The Healthcare Industry" published on October 12, 2017 as well as Benzinga.com's news article titled: "Amazon Could Partner With UnitedHealth For Pharmacy Unit By Thanksgiving" with publication date: October 09, 2017. The rating was initiated by Cleveland with "Buy" on Friday, April 8.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp Has $106.48 Million Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)" was first reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, July 18. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with "Buy" rating and $208.0 target in Wednesday, August 16 report. Citigroup maintained it with "Buy" rating and $213 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. It tells an investor how quickly a company is increasing its revenues. Its down 0.34, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 53 investors sold UNH shares while 496 reduced holdings.

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. 816.36 million shares or 0.29% more from 813.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Glenmede Communications Na holds 2,977 shares. Waldron Limited Partnership has 2,208 shares. Advisory Svcs Networks Ltd Liability stated it has 0.06% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's institutional ownership is 89.1%, while its institutional transactions stand at -0.08%. Pennsylvania-based Orrstown Fincl Services has invested 1.5% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Partner Fund Mgmt Limited Partnership owns 1.64% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 328,829 shares. Kings Point Capital Management grew its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 27.9% in the 1st quarter. Mu Investments Co. Ltd., a Japan-based fund reported 64,100 shares. Dana Inv Advisors accumulated 225,197 shares. Kazazian Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 50,431 shares. Ltd. now owns 640 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 520 shares during the last quarter. It also upped Vanguard Ftse Pacific Etf (VPL) stake by 8,282 shares and now owns 32,253 shares. Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) was raised too. ResMed Inc had 38 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 20. The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $110 target. The Firm operates through three divisions: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management. 93,592 are owned by Braun Stacey Associate. About 7.56 million shares traded.



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