Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Holder Pictet & Cie Europe Sa Increased Its Stake by $6.47 Million; As Moelis & Co (MC) Market Value Declined, Cypress Capital Management Wy Trimmed Stake by $840,315

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Pictet & Cie Europe Sa increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 66.57% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pictet & Cie Europe Sa bought 24,326 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.62% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 60,870 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $16.19M, up from 36,544 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pictet & Cie Europe Sa who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $234.31 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $243.56. About 544,708 shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 21.07% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.07% the S&P500. Some Historical UNH News: 05/04/2018 – Ascensia Diabetes Care Announces Expanded Access to Contour®Next Meters and Test Strips for Unitedhealthcare Members With Diabetes; 13/03/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC – WITTY IS FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC; 04/04/2018 – UnitedHealthcare Launches Step Up for Better Health Sweepstakes with GHR to Encourage Walking and Support Boys & Girls Clubs; 15/05/2018 – Tiger Management Adds UnitedHealth, Exits Comcast: 13F; 27/03/2018 – UnitedHealthcare’s Amil Receives Award for Improving Health Care Outcomes in Brazil; 02/04/2018 – UnitedHealth Group and Humana are launching a pilot program to study whether blockchain technology can help track provider information; 24/05/2018 – UnitedHealth: LabCorp to Continue as UnitedHealth’s Exclusive National Laboratory Provider Until Jan. 1, 2019; 17/04/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC – FIRST QUARTER REVENUES OF $55.2 BILLION GREW 13.3% YEAR-OVER-YEAR; 06/03/2018 – UnitedHealth Will Pass Drug Rebates Directly to Some Consumers; 07/05/2018 – INSPERITY – ANNOUNCED EXTENSION OF RELATIONSHIP FOR MEDICAL AND DENTAL COVERAGE WITH UNITEDHEALTHCARE

Cypress Capital Management Llc Wy decreased its stake in Moelis & Co (MC) by 98.14% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cypress Capital Management Llc Wy sold 15,855 shares as the company’s stock declined 31.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 300 shares of the investment managers company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $16,000, down from 16,155 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cypress Capital Management Llc Wy who had been investing in Moelis & Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.19B market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $37.21. About 53,706 shares traded. Moelis & Company (NYSE:MC) has declined 14.79% since January 10, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.79% the S&P500. Some Historical MC News: 10/05/2018 – ANUJ MATHUR JOINS MOELIS & CO. AS A MANAGING DIRECTOR; 23/04/2018 – Moelis & Co. 1Q Adjusted EPS Includes 19c Tax Benefi; 13/05/2018 – Adnoc Drilling Said to Hold Talks About Baker Hughes Partnership; 19/03/2018 – MEDIWOUND LTD – BOARD HAS RETAINED MOELIS & COMPANY LLC TO ASSIST US IN EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY; 23/04/2018 – Moelis & 1Q Net $33.3M; 10/05/2018 – CLAL BIO: MEDIWOUND USING SERVICES OF M&A SPECIALIST MOELIS; 03/04/2018 – MEDIA-La Colombe said to hire Moelis in bid for $1 bln valuation- Bloomberg; 29/05/2018 – MOELIS AUSTRALIA LTD MOE.AX – CONFIRMS AUSTRALIAN CREDIT LICENCE WAS FORMALLY ISSUED ON MAY 30; 06/03/2018 – MOVES-State Street, Aon, HSBC, Moelis; 11/05/2018 – MOVES- Moelis, JP Morgan, Majedie Asset, PineBridge Investments

Since July 18, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 selling transactions for $28.26 million activity. $1.72M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was sold by BURKE RICHARD T on Wednesday, November 28. Shares for $2.16 million were sold by Nelson Steven H on Thursday, September 13. On Friday, November 9 the insider Shine Kenneth Irwin sold $44,796. Another trade for 15,393 shares valued at $4.07M was made by WILSON D ELLEN on Friday, August 24. $1.51 million worth of stock was sold by WILENSKY GAIL R on Wednesday, September 12.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Houston health care co. taps former Memorial Hermann exec as new CEO – Houston Business Journal” on December 27, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “7 Safe Haven Stocks for a Treacherous Market – Investorplace.com” published on December 19, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Texas Judge’s Ruling on Obamacare Torpedoes Hospital Stocks – 24/7 Wall St.” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Thestreet.com and their article: “UnitedHealth Is Signaling a Buy – TheStreet” published on December 11, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “DaVita and UNH agree to drop price of Medical Group deal to $4.34B – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 17, 2018.

Among 27 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 106 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, October 17. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Friday, July 22. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, September 9 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2 to “Strong-Buy”. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, November 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 17 by Argus Research. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Buy” rating and $31000 target in Wednesday, November 21 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Wednesday, April 18. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 26 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.1 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 41 investors sold UNH shares while 499 reduced holdings. 136 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 787.07 million shares or 0.65% less from 792.19 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Moreover, Tarbox Family Office has 0.04% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 399 shares. The California-based Whittier Trust Communication has invested 0.57% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Boston Private Wealth Ltd, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 46,410 shares. Comm Bancorp stated it has 177,294 shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. Fiduciary Of The Southwest Tx holds 10,704 shares. Sustainable Growth Advisers Limited Partnership reported 899,800 shares or 2.66% of all its holdings. Wealthfront has 50,997 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Ogorek Anthony Joseph New York Adv reported 108 shares. Hgk Asset invested in 44,237 shares or 2.09% of the stock. Chase Counsel Corp owns 30,247 shares or 4.15% of their US portfolio. 1,325 are owned by Van Strum Towne. Dixon Hubard Feinour Brown Va invested 0.06% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Sit Inv Associates invested in 162,450 shares. Aviva Public Ltd invested 1.11% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Gemmer Asset Lc reported 0.06% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

Pictet & Cie Europe Sa, which manages about $709.13 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (EEM) by 75,700 shares to 73,100 shares, valued at $3.14 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IVE) by 3,250 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 83,620 shares, and cut its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Among 14 analysts covering Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Moelis & Co had 45 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $31 target in Thursday, October 29 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research on Wednesday, January 13. As per Tuesday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Thursday, August 4. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, July 24 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities with “Market Outperform” on Tuesday, April 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by KBW. The rating was initiated by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy” on Monday, November 30. Credit Suisse upgraded Moelis & Company (NYSE:MC) on Tuesday, September 8 to “Neutral” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $51.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report.

Analysts await Moelis & Company (NYSE:MC) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.72 earnings per share, up 38.46% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.52 per share. MC’s profit will be $42.34 million for 12.92 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Moelis & Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.13% EPS growth.

Cypress Capital Management Llc Wy, which manages about $92.50 million and $99.46 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pgt Innovations Inc (NASDAQ:PGTI) by 22,750 shares to 29,350 shares, valued at $634,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHG) by 5,302 shares in the quarter, for a total of 30,888 shares, and has risen its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHX).

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