Spears Abacus Advisors Raised Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Holding By $700,245; Ameresco (AMRC) Shorts Lowered By 7.34%

February 19, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Ameresco Incorporated (NYSE:AMRC) had a decrease of 7.34% in short interest. AMRC’s SI was 266,500 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 7.34% from 287,600 shares previously. With 48,900 avg volume, 5 days are for Ameresco Incorporated (NYSE:AMRC)’s short sellers to cover AMRC’s short positions. The SI to Ameresco Incorporated’s float is 1.52%. The stock increased 1.19% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $8.5. About 41,765 shares traded. Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) has risen 48.89% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.19% the S&P500.

Spears Abacus Advisors Llc increased Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) stake by 15.78% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Spears Abacus Advisors Llc acquired 3,591 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH)’s stock rose 9.50%. The Spears Abacus Advisors Llc holds 26,354 shares with $5.16M value, up from 22,763 last quarter. Unitedhealth Group Inc now has $221.95B valuation. 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 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

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 company was maintained on Friday, January 12 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy”. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. As per Friday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. As per Tuesday, November 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, July 13. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNH in report on Monday, August 21 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein.

Spears Abacus Advisors Llc decreased Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 3,670 shares to 192,779 valued at $28.11M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 6,920 shares and now owns 542,065 shares. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reduced too.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $27.43 million activity. RENFRO LARRY C had sold 50,574 shares worth $10.02 million. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $4.79M was sold by BURKE RICHARD T. On Tuesday, January 23 BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold $2.46M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 10,000 shares. 198 shares valued at $48,025 were sold by Shine Kenneth Irwin on Friday, January 19. 10,000 shares were sold by HOOPER MICHELE J, worth $2.38 million on Wednesday, January 31. $200,333 worth of stock was sold by ROOS THOMAS E on Thursday, October 19. On Thursday, January 18 the insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold $1.40M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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. Rand Wealth Lc holds 11,042 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Cadence Capital Ltd Com invested in 13,332 shares. Chase Inv Counsel Corp owns 3.72% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 36,169 shares. Essex Co Ltd Co stated it has 3,413 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Ig Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.04% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Td Asset Management holds 0.59% or 2.01M shares in its portfolio. Next Group Incorporated has invested 0.11% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Cantab Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership reported 17,524 shares or 0.49% of all its holdings. Peapack Gladstone Finance Corp invested in 0.04% or 3,780 shares. Bowling Portfolio Management Ltd invested in 22,170 shares or 0.65% of the stock. 359 are held by Tarbox Family Office. Metropolitan Life Insur Co New York holds 499,555 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System invested in 1.63M shares or 0.71% of the stock. Goldman Sachs Gp reported 4.98M shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. Credit Agricole S A invested in 0.56% or 844,016 shares.

Ameresco, Inc. provides comprehensive energy services for businesses and organizations in North America and Europe. The company has market cap of $386.78 million. It offers energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, energy security and resilience, asset sustainability, and renewable energy solutions. It has a 22.97 P/E ratio. The firm operates through U.S.

Among 4 analysts covering Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Ameresco had 12 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by TH Capital given on Friday, December 30. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by Oppenheimer. Roth Capital upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $8 target in Friday, May 5 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, October 14. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, August 10. As per Friday, December 30, the company rating was initiated by Roth Capital. As per Sunday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Roth Capital maintained Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Sunday, August 6 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy”.

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