JPMorgan lowers UnitedHealth target to $235 on 'sustainable' political risk
JPMorgan analyst Gary Taylor last night lowered his price target for UnitedHealth to $235 from $301 following the company's Q1 earnings report. The reduction is due to "renewed and sustainable Election year political risk," particularly around leading Democrats' plans for single-payor Medicare-For-All plans, Taylor tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, does not believe UnitedHealth said anything fundamentally negative on the earnings call to justify the corresponding stock selloff. The analyst attributes the reversal in trading yesterday's to renewed and continuing Medicare-For-All political fears. He keeps an Overweight rating on shares of UnitedHealth. The stock in morning trading is down 3%, or $7.64, to $213.32.