Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC boosted its holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 13.3% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 7,714 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 907 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $2,068,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of UNH. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in UnitedHealth Group by 1.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 69,342,549 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $18,447,892,000 after buying an additional 1,073,505 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its position in UnitedHealth Group by 1.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 69,342,549 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $18,447,892,000 after buying an additional 1,073,505 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in UnitedHealth Group by 2.6% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 63,247,814 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $16,826,448,000 after buying an additional 1,625,459 shares in the last quarter. Capital International Investors boosted its position in UnitedHealth Group by 223.0% in the third quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 16,319,843 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $4,341,731,000 after buying an additional 11,267,910 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted its position in UnitedHealth Group by 18.1% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 6,495,072 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $1,727,948,000 after buying an additional 996,515 shares in the last quarter. 90.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
In related news, Director Richard T. Burke sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $260.55, for a total value of $3,908,250.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 193,872 shares in the company, valued at $50,513,349.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director William C. Ballard, Jr. sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $266.61, for a total transaction of $1,333,050.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 77,702 shares in the company, valued at $20,716,130.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 26,090 shares of company stock worth $6,956,975 over the last 90 days. 0.87% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Shares of UNH stock opened at $263.80 on Thursday. UnitedHealth Group Inc has a 1 year low of $212.49 and a 1 year high of $287.94. The company has a market cap of $251.96 billion, a PE ratio of 20.48, a P/E/G ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 15th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.20 by $0.08. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.30% and a return on equity of 24.38%. The company had revenue of $58.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $58.01 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.59 earnings per share. UnitedHealth Group’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. Research analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 14.62 EPS for the current year.
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About UnitedHealth Group
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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