Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Valuation Rose While Riverpark Capital Management Has Boosted Its Stake; Wallington Asset Management Continues to Hold Position in Visa Class A (V)

June 14, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Riverpark Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 102.87% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Riverpark Capital Management Llc bought 43,182 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.65% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 85,161 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $18.22M, up from 41,979 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Riverpark Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $244.47 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.61% or $1.53 during the last trading session, reaching $254.4. About 1.17 million shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 37.57% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.00% the S&P500.

Wallington Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Visa Inc. Class A (V) by 7.56% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wallington Asset Management Llc bought 4,930 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 70,129 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $8.39 million, up from 65,199 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wallington Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Visa Inc. Class A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $302.48 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $135.05. About 3.45 million shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 38.13% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.56% the S&P500. Some Historical V News: 25/04/2018 – Visa’s Profit Rises Sixfold as Card Spending Growth Continues; 18/04/2018 – Visa Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend; 25/04/2018 – VISA SEES YEAR ADJUSTED EPS GROWTH AT HIGH-20’S, SAW MID-20’S; 23/03/2018 – Two more top Visa executives have exited the company – under very different circumstances One left for a CEO role, while the other amid controversy; 02/05/2018 – Wells Capital Management Adds First Data, Exits Visa: 13F; 13/04/2018 – VFS Global Launches One-stop Visa Centres for Malaysia in Riyadh and Jeddah in KSA; 25/04/2018 – Visa 2Q Payments Volume Up 11%; 21/05/2018 – Abramovich Is Said to Face Delay in Getting U.K. Visa Renewal; 20/05/2018 – Russian Billionaire’s U.K. Visa Delayed Amid Diplomatic Tensions; 07/05/2018 – Visa Named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

More important recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Headlines Don’t Determine Stock Prices – Cramer’s Mad Money (6/12/18)” on June 13, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “UnitedHealth, Quest Diagnostics unveil strategic partnership”, Investorplace.com published: “4 Notable Dividend Increases From the Past Week” on June 11, 2018. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Cheniere Energy Partners, LP, UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Sage Therapeutics …” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

Riverpark Capital Management Llc, which manages about $73.36 million and $642.04M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) by 5,364 shares to 51,629 shares, valued at $12.97 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN) by 4,326 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 41,765 shares, and cut its stake in American Tower Corp New (NYSE:AMT).

Investors sentiment is 0.96 in Q1 2018. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It is flat, 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. Fmr Limited Liability Corp reported 1.49% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Laffer reported 0% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Segment Wealth Management Ltd holds 1.12% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 21,095 shares. Sumitomo Life Insurance reported 40,864 shares or 1.16% of all its holdings. Williams Jones Assoc Llc has 0.09% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Markel reported 663,000 shares. Linscomb And Williams holds 1,028 shares. Korea Inv reported 0.89% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Cognios Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.33% or 4,271 shares. Amp Invsts Limited has invested 0.74% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). 511,271 were reported by Partner Fund Mngmt Limited Partnership. Factory Mutual Insurance has invested 1.03% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Healthcor Mngmt L P, New York-based fund reported 620,480 shares. Mount Lucas Mngmt LP holds 0.38% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 10,993 shares. Rock Springs Cap Management Ltd Partnership reported 487,500 shares.

Among 27 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 90 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 29 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, July 19. Bank of America maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, November 19 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Tuesday, July 18. Credit Suisse downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $27000 target in Monday, June 11 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Saturday, September 23 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 13. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 sales for $31.36 million activity. Shares for $48,025 were sold by Shine Kenneth Irwin. HOOPER MICHELE J also sold $2.38M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) shares. The insider BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold $2.46M. Another trade for 5,820 shares valued at $1.40M was made by WILENSKY GAIL R on Thursday, January 18. Nelson Steven H also sold $3.28 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, March 15. RENFRO LARRY C had sold 22,184 shares worth $5.08M.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $6.34 million activity. MCINERNEY RYAN also sold $5.06M worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shares. 1,712 shares were sold by Biggar Lynne, worth $205,440. 8,423 shares were sold by HOFFMEISTER JAMES H, worth $1.08M on Monday, April 30.

Among 43 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Visa Inc. had 132 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Loop Capital. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the shares of V in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 22 report. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Thursday, December 17, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy”. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by Guggenheim. The company was maintained on Friday, January 12 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.17, from 1.05 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 41 investors sold V shares while 684 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 513 raised stakes. 1.57 billion shares or 2.35% less from 1.61 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Fisher Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 17.72M shares. Farmers & Merchants Investments owns 90,336 shares. Johnson Inv Counsel Inc reported 0.05% stake. Grimes & Co Inc stated it has 3,901 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 172,784 shares. Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 92 shares. Checchi Capital Advisers Limited Company accumulated 21,160 shares or 0.33% of the stock. Capital Ww invested in 28.70M shares or 0.77% of the stock. Colonial Advisors has invested 2.43% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Avenir invested in 32,682 shares or 0.43% of the stock. Condor Cap Mngmt invested 0.74% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Community holds 252,254 shares. Sns Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 5,142 shares. Glynn Capital Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.53% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Holderness Investments holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 5,900 shares.

More important recent Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Is It Too Late To Buy Visa Stock?” on May 17, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Broadcom, Analog Devices, Visa, Pier 1 Imports, QTS Realty Trust, and …”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Visa, Inc. (V) Presents at William Blair 2018 Growth Stock Conference (Transcript)” on June 13, 2018. More interesting news about Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) was released by: Fool.com and their article: “Is Visa Inc. a Buy?” with publication date: June 07, 2018.

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