Pictet & Cie Europe Sa Has Boosted By $1.20 Million Its Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Stake; Profile of 3 Analysts Covering J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

June 23, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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Pictet & Cie Europe Sa increased Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) stake by 16.48% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Pictet & Cie Europe Sa acquired 5,643 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)’s stock rose 4.65%. The Pictet & Cie Europe Sa holds 39,879 shares with $8.53 million value, up from 34,236 last quarter. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $244.45B valuation. The stock increased 0.98% or $2.48 during the last trading session, reaching $254.37. About 2.74M shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 37.57% since June 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.00% the S&P500. Some Historical UNH News: 06/03/2018 – MEDIA-UnitedHealth joins bids for Envision unit – Bloomberg; 28/03/2018 – CNBC EXCLUSIVE: CNBC TRANSCRIPT: UNITEDHEALTH GROUP CEO DAVID WICHMANN SITS DOWN WITH CNBC’S JIM CRAMER ON “MAD MONEY” TONIGHT; 11/05/2018 – MOODY’S ASSIGNS BAA3 RATINGS TO DAVITA’S SENIOR SECURED TERM LOAN ADD-ONS; 23/04/2018 – Lyfebulb and UnitedHealth Group Announce an Innovation Challenge for Patient Entrepreneurs with lnflammatory Bowel Disease; 24/04/2018 – Adeptus Health Appoints LeAnne Zumwalt to its Board of Directors; 17/04/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH CFO EXPECTS 2018 MEDICARE CARE RATIO OF 81.5 PERCENT PLUS OR MINUS 50 BASIS POINTS; 17/04/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNH.N SEES FY 2018 SHR $11.70 TO $11.95; 13/03/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH ANDREW WITTY TO BECOME OPTUM CEO; 22/05/2018 – Study: Employees with Access to Wellness Programs Say They Are More Willing to Devote Time to Their Health Compared to People; 13/03/2018 – UnitedHealth Changes Optum Leadership

Among 29 analysts covering J.C. Penney Company (NYSE:JCP), 3 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. J.C. Penney Company had 88 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 22 by Buckingham Research. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $2.75 target in Monday, October 30 report. The stock of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Gordon Haskett. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, February 13 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, May 15. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 10 report. On Thursday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. Piper Jaffray maintained J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) on Tuesday, May 22 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Piper Jaffray. See J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) latest ratings:

07/06/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Terminates
22/05/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $3.0000 Maintain
18/05/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Hold New Target: $3.0000
12/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Underperform New Target: $2.5 Initiates Coverage On
02/03/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Hold
23/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $3.5 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $4.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $4.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $4.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 5.07% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $2.62. About 25.91 million shares traded or 44.11% up from the average. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has declined 50.64% since June 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 63.21% the S&P500. Some Historical JCP News: 09/03/2018 – FITCH: J. C. PENNEY RATING OUTLOOK STABLE; 17/05/2018 – Penney’s Problem Is Not the Weather; 18/05/2018 – J.C. Penney Aims to Trim Growing Inventory at Comparable Stores; 23/05/2018 – S&PGR: Lowered the Corporate Credit Rating on JCP to ‘B’ From ‘B+’; 26/03/2018 – JCP Investment Expresses Concerns Regarding Crius’ Underperformance; 23/05/2018 – S&PGR: Believe There Is Heightened Uncertainty Around JCP Strategy and Path Forward Under New Leadership; 05/03/2018 J.C. Penney Conference Call Set By Stuart Frankel for Mar. 8; 30/04/2018 – The home category is growing for Penney as apparel shrinks; 23/04/2018 – DJ J C Penney Company Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (JCP); 22/05/2018 – Lowe’s: Ellison Currently Chairman, CEO of J.C. Penney

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary J. The company has market cap of $823.44 million. C. It currently has negative earnings. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.46, from 0.82 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 25 investors sold J. C. Penney Company, Inc. shares while 62 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 204.54 million shares or 2.52% less from 209.82 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 29,179 are owned by Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt. Arrowstreet Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) for 143,150 shares. Cetera Advsr Ltd holds 14,846 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Jane Street Gp Limited invested in 66,885 shares or 0% of the stock. Wexford Capital Lp reported 501,682 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Ny State Teachers Retirement has invested 0% in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Public Sector Pension Invest Board owns 201,850 shares. Raymond James Advisors Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) for 15,127 shares. Arkansas-based Horrell Cap Mgmt has invested 0.05% in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Meyer Handelman Company has invested 0% in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Sg Americas Llc holds 0.05% or 2.10M shares in its portfolio. Bartlett & Com Lc, Ohio-based fund reported 400 shares. State Street has invested 0% in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Strs Ohio holds 4.60M shares. Jump Trading Limited holds 30,093 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

More notable recent J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “JC Penney’s Turnaround Story Appears Bleak” on June 15, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Why BlackBerry, JC Penney, and Splunk Slumped Today” published on June 22, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “JCPenney Scores Big with Launch of Fanatics Shops” on June 07, 2018. More interesting news about J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why JC Penney, KB Home, and Boston Scientific Slumped Today” published on June 13, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “After CEO Jumps Ship, Can JC Penney Stay Afloat?” with publication date: May 30, 2018.

Pictet & Cie Europe Sa decreased Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 12,341 shares to 186,771 valued at $16.66M in 2018Q1. It also reduced Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) stake by 98,471 shares and now owns 225,765 shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) was reduced too.

Among 27 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 91 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 16. Morgan Stanley maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $235 target. On Wednesday, April 18 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $215 target in Thursday, August 17 report. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 16 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $215.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, January 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 30 by Mizuho. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to “Neutral” on Wednesday, November 9.

Investors sentiment is 0.96 in 2018 Q1. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It is without change, as 55 investors sold UNH shares while 532 reduced holdings. only 125 funds opened positions while 440 raised stakes. 789.19 million shares or 2.09% less from 806.07 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Trillium Asset Mgmt Llc has invested 0.02% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Nbw Limited Liability Corporation reported 1.58% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Utd Amer Secs (D B A Uas Asset Management) owns 54,447 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj holds 1,000 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Moreover, Mcf Advsrs Llc has 0.04% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 965 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, Japan-based fund reported 3.28 million shares. Linscomb & Williams reported 1,028 shares. Bancorp Of The Ozarks has invested 0.15% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Moreover, Levin Capital Strategies Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 3,350 shares. Vaughan Nelson Inv Management Ltd Partnership invested in 536,973 shares or 1.4% of the stock. Thomas White Intl Limited holds 7,857 shares. Barrett Asset Limited Liability holds 0.1% or 6,524 shares. 457,921 were reported by Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale. Partner Fund Mngmt LP has invested 2.22% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd stated it has 1.64% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

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