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Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Stock Rose While Segment Wealth Management Has Boosted Stake; As Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Stock Value Rose, Holder Chicago Equity Partners Decreased Its Holding

Segment Wealth Management Llc increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 11.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Segment Wealth Management Llc bought 2,066 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,494 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.01M, up from 18,428 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Segment Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $235.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $243.35. About 4.29M shares traded or 45.12% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Chicago Equity Partners Llc decreased its stake in Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) by 52.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chicago Equity Partners Llc sold 1,395 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,280 shares of the 2007 company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $289,000, down from 2,675 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chicago Equity Partners Llc who had been investing in Ulta Beauty Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.89 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $244.13. About 1.24 million shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Court Place Advsr Lc stated it has 0.27% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Roof Eidam And Maycock Adv has invested 0.96% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Highland Capital Management Lp holds 44,400 shares or 0.38% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 1.26M shares. Legal And General Plc has 5.15 million shares for 0.76% of their portfolio. 24,200 are owned by First Merchants. Fincl Counselors Inc reported 75,560 shares or 0.72% of all its holdings. Putnam Fl Inv Management Co has invested 1.41% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Tiger Eye Capital Ltd Liability holds 1.98% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 68,000 shares. 86,620 were accumulated by Ajo Lp. American State Bank stated it has 35,362 shares or 2.07% of all its holdings. Commonwealth Savings Bank Of Australia invested in 101,264 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And invested 0.04% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Bryn Mawr Trust invested in 8,324 shares. Shell Asset Mgmt owns 349,385 shares for 0.51% of their portfolio.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 79 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 29. Morgan Stanley reinitiated the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, September 9 with “Overweight” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 17 report. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, July 13. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, October 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNH in report on Saturday, September 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $20.19 million activity. $1.12M worth of stock was sold by WILENSKY GAIL R on Tuesday, September 5. The insider BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold $969,915. 50,574 shares were sold by RENFRO LARRY C, worth $10.02 million. Shares for $200,333 were sold by ROOS THOMAS E on Thursday, October 19.

Segment Wealth Management Llc, which manages about $425.00M and $376.97M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Enterprise Prods Partners L (NYSE:EPD) by 25,382 shares to 276,442 shares, valued at $7.21M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 56,196 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,150 shares, and cut its stake in Apache Corp (NYSE:APA).

Among 28 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 108 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, May 27 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. Buckingham Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, December 1 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, October 14 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 31 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, May 31. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 26 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 102 investors sold ULTA shares while 170 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 52.49 million shares or 1.02% less from 53.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Stifel Financial Corp has 0.01% invested in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). Blue Ridge Lc holds 4.39% or 1.08 million shares. Tru Advsr has 3,390 shares. Daiwa Group Inc reported 0.01% stake. Parametric Port Assocs Lc reported 198,278 shares. Wendell David Associate Inc reported 3,315 shares stake. Kentucky Retirement System holds 3,580 shares. Farmers Merchants Invs accumulated 16 shares or 0% of the stock. Northern Tru has invested 0.04% in Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). First Merchants reported 3,231 shares. Eulav Asset Mngmt holds 0.4% or 37,000 shares in its portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 0.04% or 3,600 shares. Toronto Dominion National Bank owns 40,161 shares. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Com, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 33,179 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 11,800 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $24.97 million activity.

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