Hays Advisory LLC cut its stake in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) by 10.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,110 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 2,833 shares during the quarter. UnitedHealth Group accounts for about 1.0% of Hays Advisory LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 27th largest holding. Hays Advisory LLC’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $4,285,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in UNH. Waldron LP grew its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 153.1% in the first quarter. Waldron LP now owns 5,765 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $944,000 after acquiring an additional 3,487 shares during the period. AMI Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 464.5% in the first quarter. AMI Investment Management Inc. now owns 91,445 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $2,252,000 after acquiring an additional 75,245 shares during the period. NBT Bank N A NY grew its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 2.0% in the first quarter. NBT Bank N A NY now owns 26,861 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $4,405,000 after acquiring an additional 537 shares during the period. Howard Hughes Medical Institute bought a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the first quarter worth approximately $589,000. Finally, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 256.0% in the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 116,240 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $19,064,000 after acquiring an additional 83,584 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.19% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on UNH. ValuEngine raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $219.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday. UBS AG reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $210.00 to $215.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $203.59.

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

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) traded down 1.12% during trading on Friday, hitting $193.03. 5,660,220 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $186.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.19 and a beta of 0.63. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $195.56 and a 200-day moving average price of $181.26. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a 52-week low of $133.03 and a 52-week high of $200.76.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.38 by $0.08. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 21.52% and a net margin of 4.32%. The firm had revenue of $50.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $49.97 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.96 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated will post $9.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th were given a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.55%. UnitedHealth Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.13%.

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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