Natixis Position in Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH) Cut as Stock Price Rose

January 22, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It dived, 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. Signature Fin Mngmt invested 0.2% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Fiduciary Trust has invested 0.33% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Lansdowne Prtnrs (Uk) Llp reported 28,996 shares stake. 7,515 were accumulated by Checchi Advisers Lc. Montag A & Assocs Incorporated invested in 0.46% or 21,940 shares. Bankshares Of America Corp De accumulated 8.84M shares. Foster & Motley Incorporated owns 14,849 shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio. 5,465 were reported by Northeast Fincl Consultants Inc. 44,400 are held by Highland Capital Management Lp. Trillium Asset Mngmt Ltd, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,638 shares. Integral Derivatives accumulated 6,910 shares. Lingohr & Partner Asset Gmbh reported 24,700 shares. Tdam Usa reported 135,374 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Management Limited Liability Company owns 1,890 shares. Kentucky Retirement reported 0.87% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $20.19 million activity. BURKE RICHARD T sold 15,000 shares worth $2.88M. On Tuesday, September 5 the insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold $1.12M. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR also sold $969,915 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. 975 shares were sold by ROOS THOMAS E, worth $200,333.

Natixis decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 30.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Natixis sold 196,160 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 448,537 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $87.85 million, down from 644,697 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Natixis who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $235.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $243.35. About 4.29M shares traded or 46.90% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Natixis, which manages about $10.85B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) by 104,729 shares to 177,011 shares, valued at $5.97M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Costco Whsl Corp New (NASDAQ:COST) by 114,154 shares in the quarter, for a total of 135,782 shares, and has risen its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB).

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Startribune.com which released: “UnitedHealth and Walgreens are mixing urgent care with pharmacy” on January 20, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Introduces Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Apple Pay for …” published on January 12, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Unitedhealth Group, Inc. Profit Advances 25% In Q4” on January 16, 2018. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “People to Watch 2018: Dave Wichmann” published on January 04, 2018 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Why UnitedHealth Group Sees A New Frontier In Latin America” with publication date: January 22, 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 -11.57% below currents $243.35 stock price. UnitedHealth Group had 79 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, July 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Saturday, September 23. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $212.0 target. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 17. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, August 29 with “Buy”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Friday, April 7. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Overweight” rating and $200 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of UNH in report on Monday, December 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 19. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, June 7. Mizuho maintained the shares of UNH in report on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating.

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