Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) by 33.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,919,070 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 485,532 shares during the quarter. Bank of Montreal Can owned about 0.20% of UnitedHealth Group worth $355,834,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC grew its position in UnitedHealth Group by 1,722.9% during the first quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 638 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 603 shares in the last quarter. Kings Point Capital Management grew its position in UnitedHealth Group by 27.9% during the first quarter. Kings Point Capital Management now owns 687 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Founders Capital Management purchased a new position in UnitedHealth Group during the first quarter worth about $135,000. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its position in UnitedHealth Group by 1.4% during the first quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 854 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 12 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Hanson McClain Inc. grew its position in UnitedHealth Group by 1.7% during the first quarter. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 895 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $147,000 after buying an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.19% of the company’s stock.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) traded down 3.25% on Friday, reaching $188.86. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,208,807 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $182.60 billion, a PE ratio of 22.69 and a beta of 0.63. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a one year low of $133.03 and a one year high of $200.76. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $195.56 and a 200-day moving average of $181.26.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 18th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $50.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.97 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 4.32% and a return on equity of 21.52%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.96 earnings per share. Analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated will post $9.87 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th were paid a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 7th. UnitedHealth Group’s payout ratio is currently 35.13%.

In other news, Director Richard T. Burke sold 15,000 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $191.71, for a total transaction of $2,875,650.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 1,818,898 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $348,700,935.58. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director William C. Ballard, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $193.98, for a total transaction of $969,900.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 76,058 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,753,730.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 76,174 shares of company stock valued at $14,981,909. 0.89% of the stock is owned by insiders.

UNH has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered UnitedHealth Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 29th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $208.00 price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Vetr raised UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $186.50 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. ValuEngine raised UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $205.00 price target (up previously from $203.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, July 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $203.59.

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UnitedHealth Group 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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