Community Bank N.A. raised its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 7.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,121 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 561 shares during the period. Community Bank N.A.’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $1,791,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in UNH. Holt Capital Advisors L.L.C. dba Holt Capital Partners L.P. purchased a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $209,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. raised its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 3.4% during the second quarter. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. now owns 3,824 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $709,000 after acquiring an additional 124 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 1.2% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 69,430,416 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $12,873,786,000 after acquiring an additional 796,654 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Amalgamated Bank raised its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 56.1% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 113,188 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $20,987,000 after acquiring an additional 40,691 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.78% of the company’s stock.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $267.00 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, January 20th. Argus lifted their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group to $270.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group to $260.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $235.00 to $268.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $259.00 price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $244.62.

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) opened at $215.21 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $219,446.59, a P/E ratio of 20.09, a P/E/G ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 0.74. UnitedHealth Group Inc has a 12 month low of $162.74 and a 12 month high of $250.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 16th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.59 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.50 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $52.06 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $51.57 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.25% and a return on equity of 21.29%. UnitedHealth Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.11 earnings per share. analysts forecast that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 12.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th were given a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 8th. UnitedHealth Group’s payout ratio is presently 28.01%.

In other news, Director Kenneth Irwin Shine sold 198 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $242.55, for a total transaction of $48,024.90. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,790,567 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $434,302,025.85. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director William C. Ballard, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $246.38, for a total value of $2,463,800.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 76,637 shares in the company, valued at $18,881,824.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 77,015 shares of company stock worth $17,879,199. Insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

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UnitedHealth Group Company Profile

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. The Company operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. It conducts its operations through two business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum.

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