UnitedHealth profit up by 28 percent for second quarter

UnitedHealth second-quarter medical costs miss estimates shares slide

Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 0.43% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aevitas Wealth Management Inc. bought a new position in UnitedHealth Group in the 4th quarter worth approximately $102,000.

Investigating the productivity proportions of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, (NYSE: UNH) stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 24.4%, 7.8% and 9.8%, individually. GWM Advisors LLC lifted its stake in UnitedHealth Group by 20.3% in the 4th quarter. The Cognios Capital Llc holds 4,271 shares with $914,000 value, down from 9,621 last quarter. The stock institutional ownership included 87.80% while insider ownership remained 0.50%. Also, Director Richard T. Burke sold 40,000 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 7th. 5,820 shares were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R, worth $1.40 million on Thursday, January 18. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 153,679 shares in the company, valued at $39,118,989.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 49,854 shares of company stock valued at $12,295,675 in the last three months.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on DK. JP Morgan, for example, Upgrade its rating on shares of Delek US Holdings, Inc. from "Neutral " to a " Overweight" according to a research note from Monday May 14th, 2018. while giving the stock a "Outperform" rating, as stated in a research report from Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $275.00 to $285.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Bank of Montreal Can owned about 0.16% of UnitedHealth Group at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc., a component of the Dow Jones industrial average, slipped about 3 percent to $248.92 in midday trading. During the past quarter, total 84,901,006 shares held by institutions with the net change of 2,604,709 shares.

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The stock has a beta of 0.72 compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are less extreme than the market as a whole. The company has a current ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. Rothschild Prtn Limited Liability Corporation has invested 1.62% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

The insurer said Tuesday that operating earnings from Optum grew more than 21 percent to $1.8 billion in the second quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting $3.04. It also matches analysts' revenue estimate for the period. On Thursday, March 15 Nelson Steven H sold $3.28M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 14,233 shares. This is up from its revenue of $50.05 billion that was reported in the second quarter of the previous year.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) is estimating to achieve earnings per share (EPS) growth of 31.10% for this year while EPS growth expected to touch 13.23% for next year. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, June 15th. The Texas-based Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas has invested 0.84% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.44%. UnitedHealth Group's payout ratio is presently 35.75%. The Company operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. It also provides services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; Medicaid plans, ChildrenÂ's Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health services, including commercial health and dental benefits.

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