Information Provided By:
Fly News Breaks for August 11, 2017
UNH
Aug 11, 2017 | 08:58 EDT
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.
News For UNH From the Last 2 Days
UNH
Oct 18, 2017 | 06:42 EDT
Jefferies analyst David Windley raised his price target for UnitedHealth Group to $239 saying "investors can rest more easily" following the company's "reassuring" comments on 2018. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares following UnitedHealth's Q3 results.
UNH
Oct 17, 2017 | 16:15 EDT
Stocks opened little changed but better than expected earnings from Dow components UnitedHealth (UNH) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) helped the blue chip index gain some momentum. The Dow pushed past the 23,000 level for the first time during the session, but closed right below that round number milestone. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., industrial production rose 0.3% in September, with capacity at 76.0%. The NAHB housing market index bounced 4 points to a reading of 68. The trade price report beat estimates with big September headline gains of 0.7% for imports and 0.8% for exports. In Europe, the final Eurozone CPI figures for September were inline with the flash readings while Germany's ZEW current situation and expectations readings came in a bit short of expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX) reported the addition of 5.3M subscribers in Q3, topping consensus expectations, and its guidance for Q4 also came in slightly above forecasts. However, expectations were elevated heading into the report and the stock responded to the quarterly update with a 1.6% decline... UnitedHealth was the clear winner among the three Dow members that reported this morning, rising 5.6% after its "beat and raise." Johnson & Johnson, which also raised its guidance, gained 3.5% while Goldman Sachs (GS) fell 2.5% despite posting earnings and revenues that topped consensus... In addition to Goldman, big bank peer Morgan Stanley (MS) reported this morning and also posted better than expected top and bottom-line results. Unlike Goldman, the stock advanced 0.3% after the report... Meanwhile, the Hill reported that Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said that he and Democratic Senator Patty Murray have reached a bipartisan deal to extend key Affordable Care Act payments to insurers for two years. The news follows an announcement last week by President Trump that he was cutting off such payments. Shares of a number of health insurance companies as well as shares of hospital operators rose following the news. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Harley-Davidson (HOG), rising 2% after reporting Q3 earnings. Also higher was Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS), which gained over 4% after Morgan Stanley said its survey predicts U.S sales of the spinal muscular atrophy drug Spinraza that are ahead of the consensus view. Freeport McMoran (FCX) was among the noteworthy losers, sliding 2% after Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to Sell. Also lower was Impax (IPXL), which slipped more than 3% after the company announced an agreement for an all-stock deal to combine with Amneal Pharmaceuticals. INDEXES: The Dow rose 40.48, or 0.18%, to 22,997.44, the Nasdaq dipped 0.35, or 0.01%, to 6,623.66, and the S&P 500 added 1.72, or 0.07%, to 2,559.36.
UNH
Oct 17, 2017 | 12:02 EDT
Stocks have mostly drifted since the open and the major averages are little changed near noon. Earnings season got off to a quick start with three Dow components reporting this morning and all of them beat Wall Street estimates. The post-earnings strength in UnitedHealth (UNH) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) have helped the Dow surpass 23,000 for the first time in its history, though the blue chip index has slid back under that round-number milestone after crossing above it briefly. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., industrial production rose 0.3% in September, with capacity at 76.0%. The NAHB housing market index bounced 4 points to a reading of 68. The trade price report beat estimates with big September headline gains of 0.7% for imports and 0.8% for exports. In Europe, the final Eurozone CPI figures for September were inline with the flash readings while Germany's ZEW current situation and expectations readings came in a bit short of expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Netflix (NFLX) have declined 2% in early trading after the company's addition of 5.3M subscribers in Q3 topped consensus expectations and its guidance for Q4 also came in slightly above forecasts. However, the stock's strength heading into the earnings report and recent bullish analyst notes indicate that expectations were already elevated... Three Dow members reported this morning, with UnitedHealth the clear winner, rising 5% after its "beat and raise" report. Johnson & Johnson, which also raised its guidance, is up over 2% while Goldman Sachs (GS) is down over 1.5% despite posting earnings and revenues that topped the consensus forecast... In addition to Goldman, big bank peer Morgan Stanley (MS) reported this morning and also posted better than expected top and bottom-line results. Unlike Goldman, the stock has advanced fractionally following the report. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Harley-Davidson (HOG), rising 2.5% after reporting Q3 earnings. Also higher was Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS), which is up 4% after Morgan Stanley said its survey predicts U.S sales of the spinal muscular atrophy drug Spinraza that are 10%-25% ahead of the consensus forecast. Freeport McMoran (FCX) was among the noteworthy losers, sliding 3% after Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Terry downgraded the stock to Sell citing an unfavorable risk/reward profile due to valuation and continued uncertainty at its Grasberg mine. Also lower was Impax (IPXL), which is down 10% after the company announced an agreement for a business combination in an all-stock transaction with Amneal Pharmaceuticals. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 23.20, or 0.1%, to 22,980.16, the Nasdaq was down 2.75, or 0.04%, to 6,621.26, and the S&P 500 was down 1.42, or 0.06%, to 2,556.22.
UNH
Oct 17, 2017 | 09:22 EDT
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Morgan Stanley (MS), up 1.7%... Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), up just under 1%... UnitedHealth (UNH), up 2.3%... Goldman Sachs (GS), up 1.4%... Comerica (CMA), up 2.5%... W.W. Grainger (GWW), up 2.8%... Tile Shop (TTS), up 5.3%... Omnicom (OMC), up 2.8%. ALSO HIGHER: Neothetics (NEOT), up 73.3% after entering an all-stock merger with Evofem Biosciences... Airbus (EADSY), up 2.9% after acquiring a majority stake in C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership with Bombardier (BDRBF). DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Harley-Davidson (HOG), down 3.8%... CSX (CSX), down 1.7%... Netflix (NFLX), down 1%. ALSO LOWER: Boeing (BA), down 1.6% following the Airbus/Bombardier partnership announcement... Scana (SCG), down 1.9% after reporting that they were served with a document subpoena issued by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with an investigation they are conducting relating to the new nuclear project at V. C. Summer Nuclear Station.
UNH
Oct 16, 2017 | 17:31 EDT
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Netflix (NFLX), up 1.2%. ALSO HIGHER: Immune Design (IMDZ), up 8.9% after it announced "positive" FDA feedback on its Phase 3 trial for CMB305... Spirit Airlines (SAVE), up 5.5% after it raised its total RASM guidance for the third quarter... UnitedHealth (UNH), up 0.4% after the stock was initiated with an Outperform rating at BMO Capital. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Badger Meter (BMI), down 10.4%... Sonic (SONC), down 2.2%. ALSO LOWER: Vical (VICL), down 4.6% after it filed to sell $23M of common stock... Abeona Therapeutics (ABEO), down 4.2% after it filed to sell common stock.
UNH
Oct 16, 2017 | 13:41 EDT
The stock has been in an uptrend since the lows of October 2016. Ahead of earnings price is sitting nearly directly on the uptrend support line, which is at the $192 area. The recent very short-term trend has been bearish. If the news is a negative surprise, price could break down through the uptrend line. In that event the following support levels could become potential downside objectives: the $190 area, $185.09, the $180 area, and then $174.90. If the news is a bullish surprise, the only established resistance zone above current price is at the $200 area, with the life high at $200.76. Without established resistance above that level, the $205-$210 area would be the next likely technical upside objective.
UNH
Oct 16, 2017 | 13:13 EDT
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), consensus $1.80... UnitedHealth (UNH), consensus $2.56... Goldman Sachs (GS), consensus $4.17... Morgan Stanley (MS), consensus 81c... CSX (CSX), consensus 51c... Progressive (PGR), consensus 35c... Comerica (CMA), consensus $1.19... W.W. Grainger (GWW), consensus $2.56... Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus 40c... Synovus Financial (SNV), consensus 65c... Tile Shop (TTS), consensus 5c.
UNH
Oct 16, 2017 | 12:22 EDT
President Trump, while speaking from the White House, spoke of how well the stocks of health insurance companies have done since the Affordable Care Act was enacted into law. Trump called the subsidies a "disgrace" and a "payoff." Publicly traded companies in the health insurance space include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellCare (WCG).
Except as otherwise indicated, quotes are delayed. Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes for all exchanges. Market Data provided by Interactive Data. Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings and ratings provided by Zacks. Mutual fund data provided by Valueline. ETF data provided by Lipper. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions.


TheStreet Ratings updates stock ratings daily. However, if no rating change occurs, the data on this page does not update. The data does update after 90 days if no rating change occurs within that time period.

IDC calculates the Market Cap for the basic symbol to include common shares only. Year-to-date mutual fund returns are calculated on a monthly basis by Value Line and posted mid-month.