FUKOKU MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE Co maintained its position in shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,400 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. FUKOKU MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE Co’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $630,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Blue Chip Partners Inc. bought a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $110,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 433.3% during the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 640 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $119,000 after acquiring an additional 520 shares in the last quarter. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Finally, Kings Point Capital Management raised its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 27.9% during the first quarter. Kings Point Capital Management now owns 687 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $113,000 after acquiring an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. 86.20% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) traded up $3.76 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $223.91. 2,233,073 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,655,638. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a 12 month low of $156.09 and a 12 month high of $231.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $213,340.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 0.66.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.57 by $0.09. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 4.50% and a return on equity of 21.52%. The business had revenue of $50.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $50.38 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $2.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated will post 9.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. UnitedHealth Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 33.26%.

In other UnitedHealth Group news, Director Michele J. Hooper sold 5,000 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $222.20, for a total value of $1,111,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 36,989 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,218,955.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Larry C. Renfro sold 50,574 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $198.11, for a total transaction of $10,019,215.14. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 195,625 shares in the company, valued at $38,755,268.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 62,606 shares of company stock worth $12,677,525 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

UNH has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Cowen reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $220.00 price target (up previously from $175.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $210.00 to $215.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $215.00 price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, August 18th. UBS reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have given a buy rating to the stock. UnitedHealth Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $224.56.

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About UnitedHealth Group

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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