Coldstream Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 14.8% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,950 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 252 shares during the quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $381,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Capital International Investors grew its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 399.3% in the 3rd quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 4,132,602 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $809,370,000 after buying an additional 3,304,902 shares during the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC grew its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 146.0% in the 3rd quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 5,541,977 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $1,085,396,000 after buying an additional 3,289,470 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 1,820.1% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,388,641 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $442,896,000 after buying an additional 2,264,242 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 64,578,618 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $11,974,168,000 after buying an additional 1,588,516 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 77.3% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 3,584,134 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $664,570,000 after buying an additional 1,562,661 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.24% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on UNH shares. Jefferies Group lifted their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $215.00 to $225.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Monday, October 16th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $250.00 price objective on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $208.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group to $228.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Leerink Swann reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $240.00 price objective (up previously from $225.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. UnitedHealth Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $243.22.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) opened at $220.96 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $214,130.00, a P/E ratio of 20.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 0.70. UnitedHealth Group Inc has a 12-month low of $156.49 and a 12-month high of $250.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 0.73.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.50 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $52.06 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $51.57 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.25% and a return on equity of 21.29%. UnitedHealth Group’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.11 EPS. equities analysts expect that UnitedHealth Group Inc will post 12.51 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO Larry C. Renfro sold 22,598 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $221.75, for a total value of $5,011,106.50. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 195,314 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $43,310,879.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Kenneth Irwin Shine sold 457 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $211.03, for a total transaction of $96,440.71. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 53,853 shares of company stock worth $12,358,508 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

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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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