Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The Has Lifted By $1.29 Million Its F M C (FMC) Position; Tekla Capital Management Has Cut By $6.17 Million Its Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Position

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Tekla Capital Management Llc decreased Unitedhealth Group Inc. (UNH) stake by 10.29% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Tekla Capital Management Llc sold 31,650 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc. (UNH)’s stock rose 9.50%. The Tekla Capital Management Llc holds 275,826 shares with $54.02 million value, down from 307,476 last quarter. Unitedhealth Group Inc. now has $221.57B valuation. The stock increased 1.44% or $3.25 during the last trading session, reaching $228.64. About 3.94M shares traded or 35.06% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The increased F M C Corp (FMC) stake by 9.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The acquired 14,526 shares as F M C Corp (FMC)’s stock rose 27.61%. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The holds 164,734 shares with $14.71M value, up from 150,208 last quarter. F M C Corp now has $13.14 billion valuation. It closed at $97.88 lastly. It is down 62.57% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.87% the S&P500.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $20.19 million activity. ROOS THOMAS E sold 975 shares worth $200,333. Shares for $10.02 million were sold by RENFRO LARRY C on Friday, September 15. 15,000 shares valued at $2.88M were sold by BURKE RICHARD T on Monday, August 21. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR also sold $969,915 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. WILENSKY GAIL R also sold $1.12 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Tuesday, September 5.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 75 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, August 16. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $208.0 target. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 7. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, June 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse. Leerink Swann maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, July 19. UBS has “Buy” rating and $21300 target. As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Tekla Capital Management Llc increased Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA) stake by 740,800 shares to 1.76 million valued at $30.92M in 2017Q3. It also upped Epizyme Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) stake by 175,000 shares and now owns 456,000 shares. Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHC) was raised too.

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $2.50 earnings per share, up 18.48% or $0.39 from last year’s $2.11 per share. UNH’s profit will be $2.42B for 22.86 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.66 actual earnings per share reported by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.02% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 4,666 are owned by Ssi Invest Mngmt Inc. First Amer Retail Bank accumulated 31,676 shares. Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Limited Co reported 1.34% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj holds 10,000 shares or 0.86% of its portfolio. Hightower Advsr Ltd accumulated 0.34% or 203,481 shares. Farmers Commercial Bank accumulated 1,155 shares. Park Avenue Limited Liability Com invested 0.38% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Fil Limited invested in 350,778 shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America reported 2,198 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Cambridge Advisors Incorporated holds 5,860 shares. Magnetar has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset Mgmt has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Wealthtrust has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Carnegie Capital Asset Lc accumulated 5,732 shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma holds 0.04% or 1,271 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.22 million activity. The insider UTECHT ANDREA E sold 14,174 shares worth $1.19 million. Pfeiffer Nicholas also sold $33,873 worth of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) shares.

Among 32 analysts covering FMC Tech (NYSE:FMC), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. FMC Tech had 85 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital upgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $31 target in Thursday, July 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 3 by Seaport Global. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by Jefferies. The firm has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, January 12. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global Securities given on Monday, October 5. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the shares of FMC in report on Friday, September 15 with “Buy” rating. Nomura upgraded FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) rating on Friday, August 4. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $9700 target. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

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