Legal General Group Plc buys $643,348,514 stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) : Legal General Group Plc scooped up 136,785 additional shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 4,774,386 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $643,348,514.UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approximately 0.66% of Legal General Group Plc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Capstone Asset Management Co reduced its stake in UNH by selling 1,461 shares or 0.83% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 174,214 shares of UNH which is valued at $23,475,337. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.69% of Capstone Asset Management Co’s portfolio.Gradient Investments boosted its stake in UNH in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 68 additional shares and now holds a total of 538 shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc which is valued at $74,287. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Gradient Investments’s portfolio.Hays Advisory reduced its stake in UNH by selling 3,800 shares or 9.36% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 36,797 shares of UNH which is valued at $5,080,930. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.86% of Hays Advisory’s portfolio.Cutler Group Lp reduced its stake in UNH by selling 3,429 shares or 77.42% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,000 shares of UNH which is valued at $138,080. UnitedHealth Group Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Cutler Group Lp’s portfolio. Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc sold out all of its stake in UNH during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 1,475 shares of UNH which is valued $202,960.

UnitedHealth Group Inc closed down -3.33 points or -2.41% at $134.75 with 33,53,588 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $137.32, the shares hit an intraday low of $134.37 and an intraday high of $137.69 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday 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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