The fund owned 58,526 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 261 shares during the period. Blue Chip Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at about $107,000. Northwest Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at about $117,000. Fort L.P. purchased a new stake in UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at about $119,000. Jefferies Financial Group increased their target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $270.00 to $311.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 3rd. In other news, Director William C. Ballard, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 8th.
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Date: 22 Oct 18 Time: 23:38
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Date: 19 Oct 18 Time: 17:51
What's Behind UnitedHealth Group's Q3 Earnings Success
In this clip from The Motley Fool's Industry Focus: Healthcare, analyst Shannon Jones and Motley Fool contributor Todd Campbell discuss how Medicare and Medicare are moving the needle for investors, and whether this company will be able to return more money to its investors through dividends and share buybacks. That's under their Optum brand. When we're looking at sales and considering investment in UnitedHealthcare, you want to not only consider the health insurance market, but you want to consider how people are going to be using data in designing treatment programs, how intervention by health insurance may help people stick to their courses of therapy and stay on their medication, avoid hospitalizations, all that kind of stuff. That will be a key area to watch. For UnitedHealth, it really comes down, their biggest revenue drivers, you've got the Optum brand, but you've also got the employer-sponsored plans and also Medicare Advantage, as well. Campbell: Yeah, and a lot of that is obviously Medicare and Medicaid, which I think are probably the two most important pieces of the health insurance business to track at UnitedHealthcare going forward.
Date: 19 Oct 18 Time: 10:56
Q3 2018 Earnings Estimate for Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. Issued By SunTrust Banks (NASDAQ:TAST) – PressOracle
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) – Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Carrols Restaurant Group in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 8th, Zacks Investment Research reports. SunTrust Banks analyst J. Bartlett now expects that the restaurant operator will earn $0.10 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.11. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 22,224 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $249,000 after purchasing an additional 10,110 shares during the last quarter. In other Carrols Restaurant Group news, VP William E. Myers sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 21st.
Date: 19 Oct 18 Time: 10:56
FY2018 EPS Estimates for UnitedHealth Group Inc Raised by Analyst (UNH) – PressOracle
Leerink Swann analyst A. Gupte now expects that the healthcare conglomerate will post earnings of $12.97 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $12.80. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for UnitedHealth Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $3.38 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $3.47 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $3.64 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $3.87 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $3.80 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $14.77 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $16.87 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $18.73 EPS. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Blue Chip Partners Inc. bought a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter worth approximately $107,000. Northwest Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter worth approximately $117,000. Fort L.P. bought a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter worth approximately $119,000.
Date: 19 Oct 18 Time: 01:21
Can UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson Continue Their Winning Ways?
Two, if you want to keep track -- I'm going to put a quick plug in here, Todd -- of all of the news, all of the industry insights, we've actually put together a page specifically for you, if you just go to www.fool.com/marijuana-stocks. It's just crazy how big this company is, every quarter when I track it. So many of our listeners own it somewhere. Even if you don't think you own it, you probably do, because it's going to be in ETFs and mutual funds. Stelara has been growing its sales by double digits following a label expansion to include its use in Crohn's disease patients. But really, it's been oncology that's allowed them to offset some of the loss of exclusivity that's associated with patent expiration. If you look at the oncology sales last quarter, they grew 36% year over year to $2.6 billion. Zytiga, which is their top-selling prostate cancer drug -- we should talk about Zytiga later on when we talk about patent risks -- Zytiga sales grew 43% year over year to almost $1 billion, $958 million in the quarter.
Date: 19 Oct 18 Time: 00:41
UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) Holdings Boosted by Hilltop Holdings Inc. – Marea Informative
Hilltop Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 23.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,738 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,292 shares during the period. Bamco Inc. NY purchased a new position in UnitedHealth Group during the 1st quarter valued at $117,000. Northwest Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in UnitedHealth Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $117,000. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.66 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 12.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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Date: 18 Oct 18 Time: 23:50
UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston as Part of New England Revolution Walking Challenge
New England Revolution defenders Chris Tierney and Andrew Farrell signed autographs while Eric Swain, vice president of UnitedHealthcare of New England, and Brian Bilello, president of the New England Revolution, passed out kits with mascots Slyde and Dr. Health E. Hound to local youth at the Charlestown Club (Video: Anita Sen). Each kit includes a NERF ENERGY Game Band, a NERF PRO FOAM soccer ball and instructions to download the NERF ENERGY RUSH mobile game to get kids moving. As children participate in physical activity, they earn “energy points” that are tracked by the activity band, and these points turn into screen time to play the mobile game on a smartphone or tablet. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
Date: 18 Oct 18 Time: 11:33
Trade of the Day: UnitedHealth Stock Is a Year-End Outperformer
InvestorPlaceOctober 18, 2018, 11:33 AM GMT. While the broader U.S. stock market has seen more swings than a playground of late, one sector in specific has held up relatively well and defended, thus far, a pattern it has displayed for several months now. Within this sector, shares of U.S. health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) continue to act well and, following their latest earnings report, look ripe for another break higher. The highest probability and most steadily successful stock market strategy that I have found over my thus far 21-year career as a trader and investor is that of sector and group rotation. Not only does sector and group rotation happen every day, week and month of every year, but it is also the real basis of how the stock market works.
Date: 18 Oct 18 Time: 11:04
Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. Raises Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) – Fairfield Current
Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. increased its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 1.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In related news, CEO Steven H. Nelson sold 26,033 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 7th. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 66,402 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,549,384.58. Bank of America lifted their target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $315.00 to $320.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday.
Key Stats & Ratios
|Quaterly Earnings Growth||28.30%|
|Quaterly Revenue Growth||12.40%|
|Revenue per share||227.93|