JP Morgan Cazenove Reiterates Hochschild Mining PLC (LON:HOC) As Underweight; Has Target Price per Share Of GBX 235.00; Congress Asset Management Company Trimmed Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Holding By $4.04 Million

December 7, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

In an analyst report revealed to investors and clients on today, JP Morgan Cazenove kept their Underweight rating on Hochschild Mining PLC (LON:HOC)‘s stock. The target would indicate a potential upside of 6.12% from firm’s last close price.

Congress Asset Management Company decreased Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) stake by 5.38% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Congress Asset Management Company sold 21,860 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)’s stock rose 9.50%. The Congress Asset Management Company holds 384,587 shares with $71.31M value, down from 406,447 last quarter. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $213.14 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $219.94. About 2.40M shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Congress Asset Management Company increased Ceva Inc (NASDAQ:CEVA) stake by 107,846 shares to 128,648 valued at $5.85M in 2017Q2. It also upped Raymond James Financial Inc (NYSE:RJF) stake by 88,978 shares and now owns 985,432 shares. Masimo Corp (NASDAQ:MASI) was raised too.

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (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 $2.42 billion for 21.99 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.66 actual earnings per share reported by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.02% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q2. 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. Bluestein R H & Communication stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Foster Motley owns 15,139 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. Citigroup invested in 0.14% or 865,297 shares. Cincinnati Ins invested 1.27% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Metropolitan Life Insur Company Ny holds 0.65% or 504,496 shares. Arizona State Retirement System stated it has 0.71% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). 211,968 are owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Limited. Mariner Wealth Advsr Ltd Liability Corp owns 11,880 shares. Ellington Limited Com stated it has 2,200 shares. Trust Department Mb Finance National Bank & Trust N A has invested 0.14% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Suntrust Banks stated it has 257,872 shares. Kentucky Retirement System accumulated 61,775 shares. International Gp accumulated 303,038 shares. Altavista Wealth Mgmt Incorporated has invested 1.7% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Brighton Jones Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.08% or 2,937 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 72 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, August 29. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, December 6. Mizuho downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 9 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup initiated UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, October 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, July 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Friday, April 7. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Overweight” rating and $200 target. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report.

Hochschild Mining plc, a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, processing, and sale of silver and gold deposits in the Americas. The company has market cap of 1.12 billion GBP. It also explores for dore and concentrates. It has a 27.3 P/E ratio. The firm primarily holds 100% interests in Arcata site, an underground operation located in the Department of Arequipa in southern Peru; and Inmaculada underground operation and Pallancata silver/gold property located in the Department of Ayacucho in southern Peru, as well as holds interests in the San Jose silver/gold mine located in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina.

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