Engaged Capital Increased Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) Holding by $94.72 Million as Market Valuation Rose; Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Holder Sentry Select Capital Has Decreased Stake by $11.47 Million

February 18, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Glenn W. Welling increased its stake in Hain Celestial Group Inc (HAIN) by 28.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Engaged Capital Llc bought 2.31M shares as the company’s stock rose 6.47% with the market. The hedge fund run by Glenn W. Welling held 10.35 million shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $426.06 million, up from 8.04 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Engaged Capital Llc who had been investing in Hain Celestial Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.69 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.46% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $35.48. About 1.10 million shares traded. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has declined 22.27% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.97% the S&P500.

Sentry Select Capital Corp decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc. (UNH) by 7.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sentry Select Capital Corp sold 58,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 770,900 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $150.98 million, down from 829,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sentry Select Capital Corp who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $221.95 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.48% or $3.35 during the last trading session, reaching $229.37. About 3.62M shares traded or 0.34% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Among 30 analysts covering Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Hain Celestial Group had 91 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, November 8. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by UBS. The rating was initiated by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, October 14 with “Outperform”. The stock of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 26 by Buckingham Research. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of HAIN in report on Friday, June 23 to “Neutral” rating. Jefferies maintained The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) on Friday, June 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by RBC Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Perform” rating and $38 target in Tuesday, January 12 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, June 20. The stock of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) earned “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research on Monday, October 19.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 54 investors sold HAIN shares while 103 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 90.96 million shares or 1.02% less from 91.90 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Commonwealth Equity Ser stated it has 0.01% in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN). Polaris Greystone Financial Grp Ltd Company holds 0.04% or 10,591 shares. Moreover, Aqr Mngmt Ltd has 0.01% invested in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) for 187,477 shares. Northern holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) for 827,365 shares. Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN). Vantage Advsr Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN). Princeton Strategies Grp Ltd Liability reported 59,225 shares. Thompson Invest Mgmt holds 11,100 shares. Indaba Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership owns 443,400 shares or 3.07% of their US portfolio. Weaver C Barksdale & Assocs reported 363 shares. Prudential Plc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN). Ameriprise owns 596,253 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems reported 27,700 shares stake. Adage Cap Partners Ltd Com holds 0.18% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) for 1.83M shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust holds 0.52% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) for 15,000 shares.

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. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, July 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, November 9. Mizuho maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of UNH in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, January 12. Mizuho maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) rating on Tuesday, July 18. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $20000 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Thursday, August 17.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It dropped, 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. Country Club Communication Na has invested 0.03% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). 16,968 were accumulated by Hwg L P. City invested 0.01% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). M&R Mngmt holds 0.08% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 1,650 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands accumulated 40,700 shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment Grp (Ca) has invested 0.55% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). De Burlo Incorporated holds 56,450 shares. Frontier Mngmt holds 1,080 shares. Webster Comml Bank N A stated it has 0.02% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh accumulated 0.82% or 102,080 shares. Mount Lucas Mgmt LP holds 26,200 shares. Guardian Capital LP holds 0.4% or 14,105 shares. Wesbanco National Bank & Trust Inc holds 0.93% or 91,462 shares in its portfolio. Legacy Private reported 0.22% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Tiedemann Wealth Ltd Com owns 11,666 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $27.43 million activity. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR had sold 10,000 shares worth $2.46 million on Tuesday, January 23. On Monday, August 21 the insider BURKE RICHARD T sold $2.88 million. The insider RENFRO LARRY C sold 22,598 shares worth $5.01 million. The insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold $1.40 million. The insider Shine Kenneth Irwin sold $48,025. ROOS THOMAS E sold $200,333 worth of stock.

Sentry Select Capital Corp, which manages about $9.88 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) by 1.25M shares to 4.28 million shares, valued at $223.14M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spdr Gold Trust (GLD) by 9,924 shares in the quarter, for a total of 60,079 shares, and has risen its stake in Priceline Group Inc/The (NASDAQ:PCLN).

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