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UNH

UnitedHealth

$194.79

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UnitedHealth put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in UnitedHealth with 5,569 puts trading, or 4x expected. Most active are 9/29 weekly 190 puts and Oct-17 182.5 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 2,500 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.31, while ATM IV is up over 2 points on the day. Earnings are expected on October 17th.

UNH UnitedHealth
$194.79

-3.4 (-1.72%)

08/11/17
COWN
08/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $220
COWN
Outperform
UnitedHealth price target raised to $220 from $175 at Cowen
Cowen analyst Christine Arnold raised her price target on UnitedHealth to $220 from $175. The analyst believes the company can achieve its long-term growth targets in 2018, citing Medicare Advantage enrollment growth, operating efficiencies, commercial market penetration, and OptumRx and OptumInsight earnings gains. Arnold reiterated her Outperform rating on UnitedHealth shares.
08/16/17
PIPR
08/16/17
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Overweight
UnitedHealth made 'solid choice' in new CEO, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James views UnitedHealth's promotion of David Wichmann as a "solid choice and not a surprise." The analyst expects business as usual for the company as it continues to push into technology including artificial intelligence. She has an Overweight rating on the shares.
08/29/17
PIPR
08/29/17
NO CHANGE
Target $54.29
PIPR
Neutral
Piper says Advisory Board deal should be marginally accretive to UnitedHealth
Piper Jaffray analyst Sean Wieland said Advisory Board's (ABCO) deal to merge its healthcare business with United Healthcare's (UNH) OptumInsights should be marginally accretive to UnitedHealth and add to his confidence in his FY18 OptumInsights growth estimates. He keeps a Neutral rating on Advisory Board shares and raised his price target on the stock to $54.29 from $51 to reflect the combined estimated amount being paid to shareholders by Optum and Vista Equity, the buyers of Advisory's education business.
08/30/17
ADAM
08/30/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $54
ADAM
Hold
The Advisory Board downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Richard Close downgraded The Advisory Board (ABCO) to Hold from Buy based on the announced transaction to split the company by selling the Healthcare business to UnitedHealth's (UNH) Optum unit and the Education Business to Vista Equity Partners. Close lowered his price target to $54.29 on Advisory Board shares.

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