JCIC Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 33.0% in the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 14,149 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,514 shares during the quarter. JCIC Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $3,764,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Welch Group LLC acquired a new stake in UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at $106,000. Blue Chip Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at $107,000. Northwest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at $117,000. Fort L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the second quarter valued at about $119,000. Finally, Stelac Advisory Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the first quarter valued at about $163,000. 85.35% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
UNH has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Financial Group lifted their target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $270.00 to $311.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $278.00 to $305.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $300.00 target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Thursday, July 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $278.61.
UNH opened at $259.61 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $256.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.73. UnitedHealth Group Inc has a twelve month low of $186.00 and a twelve month high of $272.07. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 17th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.04 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $56.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.10 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 22.79%. UnitedHealth Group’s quarterly revenue was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.46 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 12.72 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 18th. Investors of record on Friday, September 7th were given a dividend of $0.90 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 6th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.39%. UnitedHealth Group’s payout ratio is presently 35.75%.
UnitedHealth Group Company Profile
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children's Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health and dental benefits.
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