Motorola Solutions (MSI) Shareholder Poplar Forest Capital Lowered Position; Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Raised Its Position in Unitedhealth Group (UNH) by $934,724

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Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 33.04% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc bought 3,514 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.62% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 14,149 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $3.76 million, up from 10,635 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $233.33B market cap company. The stock increased 1.02% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $242.54. About 2.45M shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 21.07% since January 8, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.07% the S&P500. Some Historical UNH News: 17/04/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH SEES FY ADJ EPS $12.40 TO $12.65; 16/04/2018 – UnitedHealth Group Inc expected to post earnings of $2.90 a share – Earnings Preview; 17/04/2018 – CORRECT: UNITEDHEALTH BOOSTS FORECAST FOR 2018; 13/03/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC – LARRY RENFRO TO LEAD ENTERPRISEWIDE GROWTH EFFORTS, OPTUM VENTURES INVESTMENT FUNDS; 18/05/2018 – UnitedHealth Group Supporting People Affected by Mass Shooting at Santa Fe High School; 16/05/2018 – UnitedHealth Presenting at AllianceBernstein Conference May 31; 07/05/2018 – Rally Cycling Team Rides “Inspired Bicycles” by Children in Tour of California to Benefit UnitedHealthcare Children’s; 15/05/2018 – OMEGA ADVISORS – CHANGE IN HOLDINGS ARE AS OF MARCH 31, 2018 AND COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER ENDED AS OF DEC 31, 2017; 17/04/2018 – UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC – QTRLY CONSOLIDATED MEDICAL CARE RATIO 81.4 PERCENT DECREASED 100 BASIS POINT YEAR-OVER-YEAR; 13/03/2018 – UnitedHealth names former GSK CEO Andrew Witty as Optum head

Poplar Forest Capital Llc decreased its stake in Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) by 64.1% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Poplar Forest Capital Llc sold 3,750 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.94% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2,100 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $273,000, down from 5,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Poplar Forest Capital Llc who had been investing in Motorola Solutions Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.45B market cap company. The stock increased 2.42% or $2.81 during the last trading session, reaching $118.91. About 763,497 shares traded. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) has risen 39.66% since January 8, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 39.66% the S&P500. Some Historical MSI News: 19/04/2018 – Motorola Solutions to Issue First-Quarter 2018 Earnings Results on May 3; 23/04/2018 – MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS AUSTRALIA – PARTNERSHIPS VICTORIA MANAGED SERVICE CONTRACT EXTENDED FOR SEVEN YEARS (VALUED AT AUD $261 MLN); 07/03/2018 – Motorola Solutions Completes Acquisition Of Airbus DS Communications; 16/04/2018 – TESARO INC – EXPECT TO COMPLETE ENROLLMENT IN MSI-H ENDOMETRIAL COHORT OF GARNET TRIAL BY END OF YEAR; 21/03/2018 – MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS FILES MIXED SECURITIES SHELF; 14/03/2018 – RadioResource: Brazilian Airport Deploys Motorola Solutions TETRA System; 27/03/2018 – Bristol-Myers: FDA Accepts Application for Opdivo Plus Yervoy for Previously Treated Patients With MSI-H or dMMR Metastatic Colorectal Cancer for Priority Review; 09/04/2018 – RadioResource: CII Groups, Motorola Continue to Lobby for Small Service Areas for CBRS Licenses; 17/05/2018 – PWC REPLACES KPMG AS MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS’S AUDITORS FOR FY2019; 03/05/2018 – MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS RAISES FULL-YEAR REVENUE AND EARNINGS VIEW

Since September 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $87.11 million activity. Another trade for 14,606 shares valued at $1.85M was made by NAIK RAJAN on Monday, November 26. BROWN GREGORY Q had sold 65,873 shares worth $8.30M. The insider HACKER MARK S. sold $13.03M. MOLLOY JOHN P sold 152,871 shares worth $19.25 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 0.98 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 26 investors sold MSI shares while 175 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. 134.20 million shares or 0.87% less from 135.37 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Kepos Cap Ltd Partnership invested in 0.37% or 55,239 shares. Sterling Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.06% or 49,350 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) Sa has 0.04% invested in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI). Moreover, Hsbc Public Ltd Liability has 0.02% invested in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) for 93,256 shares. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI). Burney reported 0.23% of its portfolio in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI). Los Angeles Cap Management Equity holds 304,874 shares. 7,388 are owned by National Bank & Trust. Ferguson Wellman Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI). 176 were reported by Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp. Ls Invest Lc owns 16,172 shares. Cambridge Advsr has invested 0.05% in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI). Comerica Bancorporation owns 50,038 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Artisan Ptnrs Lp has 0.48% invested in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI). Research Investors holds 0% of its portfolio in Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) for 100,000 shares.

Analysts await Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $2.41 EPS, up 18.72% or $0.38 from last year’s $2.03 per share. MSI’s profit will be $394.10M for 12.34 P/E if the $2.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.85 actual EPS reported by Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.27% EPS growth.

Poplar Forest Capital Llc, which manages about $919.26 million and $1.32B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Freeport (NYSE:FCX) by 43,820 shares to 1.39 million shares, valued at $19.29M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Antero Res Corp (NYSE:AR) by 475,948 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.97M shares, and has risen its stake in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL).

More notable recent Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Motorola Solutions and Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network Deliver Next Generation Call Routing – Business Wire” on December 12, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Merck’s Blockbuster Cancer Drug Keytruda Wins Multiple Approvals in Japan – 24/7 Wall St.” published on January 03, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) – Motorola Solutions Q2 Earnings Outlook – Benzinga” on August 02, 2018. More interesting news about Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Motorola Solutions declares $0.57 dividend – Seeking Alpha” published on November 15, 2018 as well as Fortune.com‘s news article titled: “Term Sheet — Tuesday, January 8 – Fortune” with publication date: January 08, 2019.

Among 19 analysts covering Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Motorola Solutions had 62 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, November 3 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, March 9. The firm has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan given on Friday, February 9. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Thursday, August 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 12 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 2. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 25. The stock of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Argus Research. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, November 2 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 4 by Cowen & Co.

Since July 18, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $28.26 million activity. On Wednesday, November 28 the insider BURKE RICHARD T sold $1.72M. $4.07 million worth of stock was sold by WILSON D ELLEN on Friday, August 24. The insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold 5,880 shares worth $1.65M. The insider Shine Kenneth Irwin sold 177 shares worth $45,262. Nelson Steven H sold $2.16M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, September 13.

Among 27 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 106 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 17 with “Overweight”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 8 report. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $259.0 target in Tuesday, January 16 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 29. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, November 16. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Wednesday, November 28 with “Buy”. Mizuho upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 30 report. Citigroup maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating.

More notable recent UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Health insurers/healthcare providers in the red premarket after court ruling on Obamacare – Seeking Alpha” on December 17, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “7 Safe Haven Stocks for a Treacherous Market – Investorplace.com” published on December 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “DaVita and UNH agree to drop price of Medical Group deal to $4.34B – Seeking Alpha” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Stock Market Power Rankings: Amazon Takes Control – The Motley Fool” published on December 09, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s What Sliced $31 Billion From UnitedHealth Group in December – Motley Fool” with publication date: January 07, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.1 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 41 investors sold UNH shares while 499 reduced holdings. 136 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 787.07 million shares or 0.65% less from 792.19 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Eagle Glob Advsrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.01% or 1,275 shares. Moreover, Bragg Advsr has 1.22% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 48,639 shares. Nomura Asset Mgmt Ltd, a Japan-based fund reported 479,254 shares. Kbc Nv reported 365,947 shares stake. Appleton Ptnrs Ma holds 1.32% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 37,266 shares. Westover Advsr Lc has 1.92% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Ssi Invest Inc has invested 0.07% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Excalibur Mngmt Corp has 0.4% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 1,750 shares. 135,303 are owned by Mason Street Ltd Liability. Hartford Inv Management Co invested in 119,686 shares. Healthcor Management LP has 3.07% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Sumitomo Life Ins Co accumulated 40,071 shares or 1.28% of the stock. Perigon Wealth Management reported 0.11% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Guardian LP holds 0.35% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 77,948 shares.

Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $290.33 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T) by 80,451 shares to 16,717 shares, valued at $561,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Bank N S Halifax (NYSE:BNS) by 11,171 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 103,593 shares, and cut its stake in Alphabet Inc.

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