Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Lowered Anthem (ANTM) Position By $6.65 Million; Sectoral Asset Management Has Raised Its Unitedhealth Grp (UNH) Stake

June 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Sectoral Asset Management Inc increased Unitedhealth Grp Inc (UNH) stake by 11.22% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Sectoral Asset Management Inc acquired 9,299 shares as Unitedhealth Grp Inc (UNH)’s stock rose 4.65%. The Sectoral Asset Management Inc holds 92,203 shares with $19.73 million value, up from 82,904 last quarter. Unitedhealth Grp Inc now has $245.52 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.04% or $2.62 during the last trading session, reaching $255.49. About 1.41M shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 37.57% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.00% the S&P500. Some Historical UNH News: ; 04/05/2018 – UnitedHealthcare Donates Drug Disposal Kits to Local Health Clinics and Physicians to Help People Safely Dispose of Unused Opioids; 17/04/2018 – UnitedHealth profit beats and it raises 2018 outlook; 03/05/2018 – Construction Begins for The Elisabetta, a New Community That Will Bring High-Quality, Affordable Housing to the Globeville Neighborhood of Denver; 11/05/2018 – MOODY’S ASSIGNS BAA3 RATINGS TO DAVITA’S SENIOR SECURED TERM LOAN ADD-ONS; 13/03/2018 – DaVita Inc. Receives SEC Request for Additional Information Regarding Asset Sale to UnitedHealth; 21/03/2018 – UnitedHealthcare Establishes New Endowed Professorship at University of Michigan School of Public Health; 08/05/2018 – UnitedHealthcare, North Carolina Safety-Net Health System Partner to Support Medicaid Beneficiaries and People with Dual Specia; 14/03/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH IS SAID TO DROP OUT OF BIDDING FOR ENVISION HEALTH – BLOOMBERG, CITING; 14/03/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH HAD BEEN INTERESTED IN AMBULATORY SERVICES UNIT; 17/04/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH 1Q ADJ EPS $3.04, EST. $2.89; BOOSTS YEAR FORECAST

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp decreased Anthem Inc (ANTM) stake by 1.01% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp sold 30,352 shares as Anthem Inc (ANTM)’s stock declined 2.45%. The Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp holds 2.98M shares with $653.81M value, down from 3.01M last quarter. Anthem Inc now has $61.82 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.51% or $5.93 during the last trading session, reaching $242.23. About 1.80 million shares traded or 21.05% up from the average. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 28.04% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.47% the S&P500. Some Historical ANTM News: ; 23/05/2018 – NFL SAYS IT HAS REACHED NEW POLICY ON NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTESTS, REQUIRING PLAYERS TO STAND AND SHOW RESPECT FOR FLAG; 23/05/2018 – Anthem, Inc. To Acquire Aspire Health; 17/05/2018 – Diageo Launches New American Anthem Vodka; 25/03/2018 – Football Rumors: AFC Notes: Anthem, Jets, Raiders, Broncos; 24/05/2018 – S-Curve Records Signs Eurovision Winner Netta’s Empowerment Anthem “Toy”; 26/04/2018 – ANTHEM INC ANTM.N : JP MORGAN RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $287 FROM $261; 15/05/2018 – EMINENCE EXITED MDLZ, ZNGA, ARRS, ANTM, SPGI IN 1Q: 13F; 17/04/2018 – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri Introduces New Medicare Supplement Plan F to Help Consumers Control Health Care Costs; 30/05/2018 – Donald Trump’s Pressure Pushed NFL to Change Its Anthem Rules — Owner Depositions; 06/05/2018 – Football Rumors: NFL Considering Leaving Anthem Policies Up To Teams?

Another recent and important Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Cheniere Energy Partners, LP, UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Sage Therapeutics …” on June 12, 2018.

Analysts await Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $4.16 EPS, up 23.44% or $0.79 from last year’s $3.37 per share. ANTM’s profit will be $1.06 billion for 14.56 P/E if the $4.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $5.41 actual EPS reported by Anthem, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.11% negative EPS growth.

Among 25 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Anthem Inc had 81 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. The company was initiated on Friday, April 8 by Cleveland. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, November 15. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 14 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ANTM in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bernstein given on Thursday, April 26. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 4 to “Hold”. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 29 by RBC Capital Markets.

Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp increased Brookdale Sr Living Inc (NYSE:BKD) stake by 1.11M shares to 14.48M valued at $97.15 million in 2018Q1. It also upped Pdf Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:PDFS) stake by 116,602 shares and now owns 1.56 million shares. Bank New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK) was raised too.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $31.36 million activity. On Tuesday, March 20 BURKE RICHARD T sold $2.24 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 10,000 shares. On Wednesday, January 31 HOOPER MICHELE J sold $2.38 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 10,000 shares. Another trade for 202 shares valued at $47,959 was made by Shine Kenneth Irwin on Thursday, April 19. Shares for $3.28 million were sold by Nelson Steven H. On Thursday, January 18 the insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold $1.40M. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR also sold $2.46M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. RENFRO LARRY C sold 22,184 shares worth $5.08 million.

More recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Cheniere Energy Partners, LP, UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Sage Therapeutics …” on June 12, 2018. Also Investorplace.com published the news titled: “4 Notable Dividend Increases From the Past Week” on June 11, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “UnitedHealth, Quest Diagnostics unveil strategic partnership” with publication date: May 24, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 27 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 90 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 12 by Jefferies. Credit Suisse downgraded UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Monday, June 11 to “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of UNH in report on Friday, January 12 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, August 17 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Mizuho to “Buy” on Wednesday, November 30. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 4. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy”. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, September 9.

Sectoral Asset Management Inc decreased Acadia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD) stake by 348,298 shares to 783,424 valued at $17.60M in 2018Q1. It also reduced Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) stake by 8,378 shares and now owns 59,237 shares. Acceleron Pharma (NASDAQ:XLRN) was reduced too.

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