As Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH) Share Price Rose, Holder Montag & Caldwell LLC Has Cut Holding by $10.35 Million

February 11, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Auxier Asset Mgmt stated it has 103,254 shares. Parsec Management has invested 0.13% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Eagle Asset Inc invested in 43,998 shares. Regentatlantic Cap Ltd invested in 1.25% or 73,495 shares. Braun Stacey Associates Inc holds 1.18% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 87,999 shares. Cibc Markets, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 383,374 shares. Assetmark Incorporated stated it has 66,616 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. 83,983 are owned by Roosevelt Incorporated. Blue Edge Cap invested 1.08% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Segment Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 20,494 shares. California-based Cap Guardian has invested 0.11% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Bridgeway Mgmt holds 0.15% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 67,500 shares. Federated Pa has invested 0.15% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Catalyst Capital Advisors Llc has 1,400 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pictet Asset Mngmt Limited reported 944,513 shares stake.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $30.30 million activity. Shares for $5.01 million were sold by RENFRO LARRY C. BURKE RICHARD T also sold $2.88M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. Shares for $1.12M were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R on Tuesday, September 5. HOOPER MICHELE J had sold 10,000 shares worth $2.38M on Wednesday, January 31. Shine Kenneth Irwin had sold 198 shares worth $48,025. $200,333 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was sold by ROOS THOMAS E on Thursday, October 19.

Montag & Caldwell Llc decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 6.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Montag & Caldwell Llc sold 53,070 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 826,881 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $161.95M, down from 879,951 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Montag & Caldwell Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $214.13B market cap company. The stock increased 2.08% or $4.5 during the last trading session, reaching $220.96. About 6.23 million shares traded or 80.11% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Montag & Caldwell Llc, which manages about $14.22B and $3.25 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) by 176,913 shares to 1.42 million shares, valued at $123.58 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Air Prods And Chems Inc (NYSE:APD) by 110,144 shares in the quarter, for a total of 296,513 shares, and has risen its stake in Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ADI).

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “UnitedHealth Sees A New Frontier In Latin America” on January 22, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “UnitedHealth Group Inc Stock Is Already Set for a Comeback” published on January 30, 2018, Usnews.com published: “UnitedHealth Group Stock Climbs on Glowing Report” on January 16, 2018. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “UnitedHealth Group Inc Stock Requires Big Dose of Caution” published on January 23, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “March 29th Options Now Available For UnitedHealth Group (UNH)” with publication date: February 08, 2018.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group has $280.0 highest and $124 lowest target. $215.19’s average target is -2.61% below currents $220.96 stock price. UnitedHealth Group had 79 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 16. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 18. Jefferies maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, June 21. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $19200 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 12 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform” on Thursday, November 19. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, October 18. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 25. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report.

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