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UNH

UnitedHealth

$232.90

4.26 (1.86%)

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08:06

UnitedHealth price target raised to $280 from $235 at Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper raised his price target for UnitedHealth Group to $280 citing the company's "strong" Q4 results and increased 2018 guidance. Membership growth was stronger than expected driven by gains in Medicare and Medicaid, Halper tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He believes UnitedHealth shares remain attractive and keeps an Overweight rating on the name.

UNH UnitedHealth
$232.90

4.26 (1.86%)

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LEER
01/05/18
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LEER
Leerink views Department of Labor guidance as positive for MCOs
The Department of Labor's guidance yesterday on expanding access to Association health plans could be negative for both acute and behavioral health facilities due to healthcare exchange dis-enrollment into less rich benefit plans, Leerink analyst Ana Gupte tells investors in a research note. The news, however, is positive for large commercial group employer focused managed care organizations such as UnitedHealth (UNH), Anthem (ANTM), Aetna (AET) and Cigna (CI), with limited to no downside for Centene (CNC) and Molina Healthcare (MOH), given their focus on low income exchange members, the analyst adds. She believes WellCare (WCG) will not be impacted. Gupte expects the level of coverage per insured life to deteriorate with the Department of Labor's order as "skinnier and short term health plans that partly circumvent the ten mandated Essential Health Benefits from the Affordable Care Act further reduce utilization."
01/16/18
PIPR
01/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $259
PIPR
Overweight
UnitedHealth price target raised to $259 from $242 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James raised her price target for UnitedHealth Group to $259 citing an "increasingly bullish" stance on 2018. The analyst sees potential upside to estimates from Optum growth, the close the Banmedica acquisition in Q1, and continued capital deployment. She believes her new price target, implying 11% upside, could prove conservative. James keeps an Overweight rating on UnitedHealth.
01/17/18
DBAB
01/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $260
DBAB
Buy
UnitedHealth price target raised to $260 from $240 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Rigg raised his price target for UnitedHealth Group to $260 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares. The key takeaway from the Q4 earnings call is that management believes the earnings benefit derived from tax reform should be largely sustainable over the long-term, Rigg tells investors in a research note. The analyst increased his 2018 and 2019 earnings estimates for UnitedHealth.
01/17/18
RBCM
01/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $280
RBCM
Outperform
UnitedHealth price target raised to $280 from $269 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Frank Morgan raised his price target on UnitedHealth to $280 from $269 and kept his Outperform rating following Q4 earnings. Morgan cites strong growth across the company's business lines and underlying positive fundamentals that should be further enhanced with investments in addition to the benefits of the U.S. tax reform.

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