Inverness Counsel LLC Increases Stake in Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH)

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Capital International Investors now owns 4,132,602 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $809,370,000 after purchasing an additional 3,304,902 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 691,540 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.07 million, up from 108,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Buckingham Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $851.32B market cap company. The stock increased 1.40% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $105.27. About 7.59M shares traded or 7.43% up from the average. Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (TMHC) has risen 9.02% since March 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its stake in UnitedHealth Group by 12.8% in the fourth quarter. Thompson Davis & Co sold 1,742 shares as the company's stock declined 0.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 214,437 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $47.28M, up from 197,722 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company had a trading volume of 5,529,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,965,579.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. It has outperformed by 20.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. It's up 0.30, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. 138 funds opened positions while 426 raised stakes. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.50 by $0.09. Bell State Bank has invested 0.14% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Capital International Investors, which manages about $88.52B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:CVA) by 3.79M shares to 2.02 million shares, valued at $34.14M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Lone Pine Lc holds 3.64 million shares or 4.19% of its portfolio. Atalanta Sosnoff Cap Ltd Liability Corp invested in 340,563 shares or 2.44% of the stock.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. Sva Plumb Wealth Limited Liability Company holds 1,915 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. (UNH) stake by 1.55% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Rothschild Asset Management invested in 395,214 shares or 0.92% of the stock. Churchill Management owns 30,763 shares. Ranger Mngmt LP accumulated 100 shares or 0% of the stock. UnitedHealth Group has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $244.62. Hanson Mcclain Incorporated has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Glenmede Tru Company Na accumulated 704,020 shares. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on UnitedHealth Group from $269.00 to $280.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. During the same period a year ago, the firm earned $2.11 earnings per share. TGT's profit will be $743.55M for 12.58 P/E if the $1.38 EPS becomes a reality. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in UnitedHealth Group by 1.2% in the second quarter.

UnitedHealth Group was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. Therefore 100% are positive.

On average, analysts expect that UnitedHealth Group will report full year sales of $54.85 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $223.50 billion to $225.58 billion. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 7 by Oppenheimer. They set a "buy" rating and a $269.00 price objective for the company. Shares for $1.40M were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R on Thursday, January 18. SunTrust maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, October 19 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, October 17 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 76,637 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,881,824.06. The company's revenue was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. Jefferies maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, June 21 with "Buy" rating. Shares for $2.80M were sold by Cox Christopher K. On Monday, February 12 Zuckerberg Mark sold $69.56 million worth of Facebook, Inc. RENFRO LARRY C sold 22,598 shares worth $5.01 million. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 8th. Also, Director Richard T. Burke sold 10,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 19th. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Inc by 18,122 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,782 shares, and cut its stake in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA).

3/20/2018 - UnitedHealth Group was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating. Therefore 91% are positive. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, May 10 by Raymond James. Goldman Sachs assumed coverage on UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. RBC Capital Markets maintained EOG Resources, Inc. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to "Buy" on Thursday, July 23. RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $11500 target. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 29 with "Market Perform". BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $10500 target in Wednesday, June 21 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, May 16. Credit Suisse maintained EOG Resources, Inc. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Wedbush on Tuesday, September 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. Gam Holdings Ag owns 51,464 shares. 24 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 477.30 million shares or 0.36% less from 479.04 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wealthtrust Axiom Lc invested in 0.09% or 1,100 shares. Callahan Advsr Ltd Llc reported 1,868 shares. The New York-based Greenhaven Associates Inc has invested 1% in the stock. (NYSE:EOG) or 105,166 shares. Decatur Capital Mngmt Inc has 2.2% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Passport Capital Limited Liability Company invested in 4,105 shares. Pennsylvania-based Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Sys has invested 0.26% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). (NYSE:EOG). Paloma Prns Management Communications holds 0.02% or 11,167 shares. Quantres Asset holds 0.28% or 2,000 shares in its portfolio. Alpha Cubed Investments Limited Liability Company has 19,108 shares for 0.55% of their portfolio.

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