Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Lowered Its Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Stake as Market Value Rose; Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Stake Held by Davis R M Inc

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Logo

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Varian Medical Systems (VAR) by 3.63% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc sold 3,963 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 105,312 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $11.93M, down from 109,275 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Varian Medical Systems for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.87B market cap company. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $130.49. About 201,471 shares traded. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 15.44% since May 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.07% the S&P500. Some Historical VAR News: 13/03/2018 – SIRTEX MEDICAL – DRAFT SCHEME BOOKLET FOR SCHEME TO SELL CO TO VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC LODGED WITH ASIC ON MARCH 9; 22/05/2018 – SIRTEX MEDICAL LTD SRX.AX – AT THIS TIME, DIRECTORS OF CO CONTINUE TO UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORT & RECOMMEND VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC’S SCHEME; 04/05/2018 – SIRTEX MEDICAL LTD SRX.AX – DIRECTORS CONTINUE TO UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORT AND RECOMMEND SCHEME WITH VARIAN; 04/05/2018 – Australia’s Sirtex gets $1.4 bln takeover offer from China’s CDH Investments; 04/05/2018 – SIRTEX MEDICAL LTD SRX.AX – SIRTEX INTENDS TO APPLY TO COURT TO SEEK AN ADJOURNMENT OF SCHEME MEETING SCHEDULED TO OCCUR ON MONDAY, 7 MAY 2018; 20/03/2018 – Varian-Equipped St. Petersburg Proton Therapy Center Completes First Patient Treatment; 07/05/2018 – VARIAN BUYS TAIWAN DISTRIBUTOR; 19/04/2018 – Varian to Demonstrate Advanced Cancer Care Solutions at ESTRO 37; 26/03/2018 – SIRTEX REPORTS FIRB APPROVAL ON VARIAN SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT; 03/04/2018 – Brainlab Announces Interoperability of ExacTrac and Varian’s Edge® System

Davis R M Inc increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 8.56% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davis R M Inc bought 4,366 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.99% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 55,343 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $13.79 million, up from 50,977 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davis R M Inc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $225.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $237. About 2.49 million shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 5.15% since May 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.78% the S&P500. Some Historical UNH News: 02/04/2018 – Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, Quest, UnitedHealth Launch Blockchain Pilot Program; 27/03/2018 – UnitedHealthcare’s Amil Receives Award for Improving Health Care Outcomes in Brazil; 13/03/2018 – UnitedHealth: Witty to Step Down From UnitedHealth Group Board; 17/04/2018 – UnitedHealth Raises 2018 View To EPS $11.70-EPS $11.95; 17/04/2018 – UnitedHealth 1Q EPS $2.87; 17/04/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC – QTRLY CONSOLIDATED MEDICAL CARE RATIO 81.4 PERCENT DECREASED 100 BASIS POINT YEAR-OVER-YEAR; 11/05/2018 – UnitedHealth: ‘Committed to Concrete Solutions to Further Protect Consumers From Rising Drug Prices’; 21/03/2018 – UnitedHealthcare Establishes New Endowed Professorship at University of Michigan School of Public Health; 18/05/2018 – UnitedHealth Group Supporting People Affected by Mass Shooting at Santa Fe High School; 29/03/2018 – UnitedHealthcare Launches Step Up for Better Health Sweepstakes to Encourage Walking and Support Boys & Girls Clubs

Analysts await Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $1.17 EPS, up 12.50% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.04 per share. VAR’s profit will be $106.41M for 27.88 P/E if the $1.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.43% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.09, from 0.86 in 2018Q3. It dived, as 29 investors sold VAR shares while 183 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 81.97 million shares or 1.11% less from 82.89 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Gulf Financial Bank (Uk) has 0.05% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 22,416 shares. Cohen Klingenstein Ltd Llc has 0.31% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 1.17 million shares. Tiverton Asset Ltd Com owns 1,055 shares. Veritable Lp reported 0.03% stake. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Deutsche Financial Bank Ag invested in 0.05% or 682,814 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.01% or 23,612 shares in its portfolio. Mackay Shields Limited Liability Company invested in 0.14% or 150,217 shares. Art Advisors Ltd Liability Com reported 0.16% stake. Security National reported 0.34% in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR). Nordea holds 720,459 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Bremer Trust National Association, Minnesota-based fund reported 1,032 shares. Dubuque Natl Bank & has 0.01% invested in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) for 625 shares. Stonebridge Cap Management reported 8,075 shares stake.

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $585.75 million and $668.66M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) by 2,870 shares to 30,825 shares, valued at $4.04M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 211 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1,225 shares, and has risen its stake in Paypal Holdings.

Since November 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $4.75 million activity. $2.55M worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) was sold by KENNEDY KOLLEEN T. MOMSEN MAGNUS also sold $308,466 worth of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) shares.

More notable recent Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “First Varian Halcyon Treatments in Kenya Begin at Nairobi West Hospital – PRNewswire” on April 23, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Earnings Scheduled For April 24, 2019 – Benzinga” published on April 24, 2019, Prnewswire.com published: “Varian Announces Global Clinical Consortium to Develop Evidence-based Protocols for Adaptive Radiotherapy – PRNewswire” on April 26, 2019. More interesting news about Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Varian Acquires CyberHeart For Cardiac Radioablation Tech – Seeking Alpha” published on May 10, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Varian Medical Systems Q1 2019 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 23, 2019.

Since November 28, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $5.55 million activity. BURKE RICHARD T had sold 11,500 shares worth $3.08 million on Wednesday, January 23. $1.50 million worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was bought by MCNABB FREDERICK WILLIAM III on Wednesday, May 1. WICHMANN DAVID S bought $4.64M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, May 3. WILENSKY GAIL R sold $1.65 million worth of stock or 5,880 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.02, from 1.12 in 2018Q3. It dropped, as 60 investors sold UNH shares while 511 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 491 raised stakes. 844.66 million shares or 7.32% more from 787.07 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Leuthold Gru Ltd Llc holds 1.74% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 48,692 shares. Redwood Invests Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 1.52% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Arete Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Company reported 3,379 shares. Thomasville Retail Bank, Georgia-based fund reported 1,540 shares. Plante Moran Finance Advsr Llc has invested 0.14% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Barclays Plc has 1.41 million shares. Highlander Capital Management Ltd Liability Com invested in 24,440 shares. Eagle Asset Mngmt Inc, a Florida-based fund reported 43,385 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada Incorporated accumulated 26,459 shares. Tarbox Family Office accumulated 402 shares. Archford Strategies Ltd Com, a Illinois-based fund reported 2,035 shares. Miura Global Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 4.77% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 75,000 shares. 53,105 are owned by Ccm Investment Advisers Ltd Llc. 4,974 were reported by Sky Invest Grp Incorporated Limited Com. 10,357 were reported by Convergence Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “If You Have the Stomach, Start Buying UNH Stock as It Bottoms Out – Yahoo Finance” on April 18, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “UnitedHealth CEO’s pay passed $18 million in 2018; Optum chief got $21 million in his first year – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal” published on April 22, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “UnitedHealth: A Great Buffett-Style Blue Chip Buy – Seeking Alpha” on April 17, 2019. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Why UnitedHealth’s Stock Will Continue Rebounding – Seeking Alpha” published on March 15, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “UnitedHealth up 1% after strong Q1 – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 16, 2019.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Institutional Positions Chart

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter.