California State Teachers Retirement System Lowers stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) : California State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc by 1.77% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 1,989,492 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $284,258,617 after selling 35,819 shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016.UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approximately 0.59% of California State Teachers Retirement System’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Thompson Investment Management reduced its stake in UNH by selling 27 shares or 1.57% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,690 shares of UNH which is valued at $241,467. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Thompson Investment Management’s portfolio.Carroll Financial Associates boosted its stake in UNH in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 200 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,750 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $250,285. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Carroll Financial Associates’s portfolio.Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in UNH in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 109 additional shares and now holds a total of 29,319 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $4,141,895. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 1.06% of Washington Trust Bank’s portfolio.Integrated Investment Consultants reduced its stake in UNH by selling 31 shares or 3.27% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 916 shares of UNH which is valued at $129,669. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.07% of Integrated Investment Consultants’s portfolio.

UnitedHealth Group Inc closed down -0.17 points or -0.12% at $142.71 with 18,90,880 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $143.1, the shares hit an intraday low of $142.26 and an intraday high of $143.476 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

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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