BMO Capital Cuts Statoil ASA (STO); Inverness Counsel Has Trimmed Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Position By $893,920

November 15, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Among 19 analysts covering Statoil Asa (NYSE:STO), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Statoil Asa has $20.0 highest and $16.0 lowest target. $18.33’s average target is -9.44% below currents $20.24 stock price. Statoil Asa had 25 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, May 31 by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1900 target in Tuesday, August 8 report. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the shares of STO in report on Friday, May 26 to “Outperform” rating. Jefferies downgraded the shares of STO in report on Friday, September 11 to “Underperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight” on Friday, September 9. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, June 20 by Societe Generale. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Wednesday, March 9 by Swedbank. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by JP Morgan. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, June 21 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Friday, November 4.

Inverness Counsel Llc decreased Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) stake by 2.26% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Inverness Counsel Llc sold 4,832 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)’s stock rose 9.50%. The Inverness Counsel Llc holds 208,869 shares with $38.73M value, down from 213,701 last quarter. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $204.69B valuation. The stock declined 0.73% or $1.54 reaching $210.17 per share. About 26,171 shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 53 investors sold UNH shares while 496 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 438 raised stakes. 816.36 million shares or 0.29% more from 813.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Zacks reported 145,361 shares. Moreover, Everence Management has 0.95% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 20,852 shares. Jane Street Group Inc Limited Co holds 24,765 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Bokf Na accumulated 80,508 shares or 0.47% of the stock. Covington Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 21,795 shares. Blue Edge Capital Ltd Liability has 0% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Moreover, Summit Securities Group Ltd Liability Corp has 0.06% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Moreover, Clarivest Asset Mngmt Lc has 2.06% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Spectrum Group holds 0.19% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 2,765 shares. Cibc World Markets holds 0.34% or 432,913 shares. Glg Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.78% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Pathstone Family Office Lc owns 0.03% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 606 shares. M&T Natl Bank, a New York-based fund reported 193,308 shares. First Personal Fincl Svcs holds 4,687 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Point72 Asset Limited Partnership reported 0.16% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH).

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $2.50 earnings per share, up 18.48% or $0.39 from last year’s $2.11 per share. UNH’s profit will be $2.43 billion for 21.02 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.66 actual earnings per share reported by UnitedHealth Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.02% negative EPS growth.

Among 25 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 67 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 21. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann given on Wednesday, October 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 13 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Thursday, July 6. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 17 report. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 16 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, August 16.

Inverness Counsel Llc increased Union Pac Corp (NYSE:UNP) stake by 58,997 shares to 154,891 valued at $16.87 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Broadcom Ltd stake by 17,235 shares and now owns 69,400 shares. Carlisle Cos. (NYSE:CSL) was raised too.

Since June 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.90 million activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $913,211 was sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR. The insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold $990,227.

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