Palouse Capital Management Lowers stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) : Palouse Capital Management reduced its stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc by 4.29% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 30,126 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $4,268,252 after selling 1,351 shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016.UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approximately 1.66% of Palouse Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Retirement Systems Of Alabama boosted its stake in UNH in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 530 additional shares and now holds a total of 578,830 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $82,008,634. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.46% of Retirement Systems Of Alabama’s portfolio.Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis Co Inc boosted its stake in UNH in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 21,000 additional shares and now holds a total of 45,000 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $6,466,050. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 6.33% of Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis Co Inc’s portfolio.Meristem Llp reduced its stake in UNH by selling 284 shares or 11.76% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,130 shares of UNH which is valued at $306,060. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Meristem Llp’s portfolio.Handelsbanken Fonder Ab reduced its stake in UNH by selling 7,300 shares or 11.96% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 53,747 shares of UNH which is valued at $7,564,890. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.30% of Handelsbanken Fonder Ab’s portfolio.Benjamin F. Edwards Company boosted its stake in UNH in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 518 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,082 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $153,081. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.03% of Benjamin F. Edwards Company’s portfolio.

UnitedHealth Group Inc opened for trading at $141.85 and hit $143.895 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $143.2, with a gain of 0.31% or 0.44 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 32,69,716 shares. Company has a market cap of $136,155 M.

On the company’s financial health, UnitedHealth Group Inc reported $1.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Jul 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.89. The company had revenue of $46485.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $45039.08 million. The company’s revenue was up 28.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.64 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on UnitedHealth Group Inc. UnitedHealth Group Inc was Upgraded by Argus to ” Buy” on Jul 22, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 20, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 165 from a previous price target of $157 .Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Jul 19, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 160 from a previous price target of $156 .

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. The Company’s business platforms include UnitedHealthcare and Optum. UnitedHealthcare provides health care benefits to various customers and markets. Optum is a health services business serving the health care marketplace including payers care providers employers Governments life sciences companies and consumers. The Company’s business platforms have four segments: UnitedHealthcare OptumHealth OptumInsight and OptumRx. UnitedHealthcare includes UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement UnitedHealthcare Community & State and UnitedHealthcare Global. OptumHealth is a health and wellness business serving the physical emotional and financial needs of individuals. OptumInsight provides technology operational and consulting services to participants in the health care industry. OptumRx provides a range of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services.

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