UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) is the largest health insurer in the world based on market capitalization. The company mainly operates through two business platforms, UnitedHealthcare for providing health benefits to customers and Optum for providing various healthcare services. With its focus on technology and innovation, Optum has been a key differentiating factor for UnitedHealth Group.
The failure of Trumpcare in repealing and replacing Obamacare had a negative impact on the investor sentiment for the overall health insurance industry. However, despite this development, I strongly believe that UnitedHealth Group will prove to be a solid large cap growth opportunity in 2017. In this article, I will present my investment thesis for favoring UnitedHealth Group, especially before its quarterly earnings scheduled to be released on April 18, 2017.
Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
In a release after the close on Monday, Williams and Williams Partners (WPZ) made several announcements, including: 1) outlining managements plan to financially reposition and simplify the franchises GP/LP structure in an ~$11.4 billion transaction (not subject to any additional approvals), 2) adjustments to Williams and Williams Partners’ dividend and distribution payouts, 3) initiating a ~$2+ billion William equity raise to fund a further Williams investment in Williams Partners, 4) noted other potential upcoming changes, including the sale of ~$2 billion in non-core assets in 2017, and 5) provided several forms of updated 2017 guidance…
Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Liquidity Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) was raised to Buy from Underperform, and the price target was raised up to $45 from $28.50, at Merrill Lynch.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
Liquidity Service (LQDT) is an online auction marketplace for surplus and salvage assets. This stock closed up 14.9% at $34.44 in Monday’s trading session.
Monday’s Volume: 1.60 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 402,622
Volume % Change: 336%
From a technical perspective, LQDT skyrocketed higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $30.94 with strong upside volume. This move briefly saw shares of LQDT trend back above its 200-day moving average at $34.60, before it closed just below that level at $34.44. Shares of LQDT are now quickly moving within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if LQDT manages to take out Monday’s intraday high of $35.21 and then once it clears some more near-term overhead resistance at $35.71 with high volume.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LQDT as long as it’s trending above $32.67 or above $31.60 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 402,622 shares. If we get that breakout soon, then LQDT will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $38 to $40.90.
Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) is sponsored by independent oil and gas exploration giant Devon Energy (DVN), the owner of this acreage.
These basins offer superior economics and EnLink’s close relationship with Devon provides leveraged exposure to the upstream operator’s accelerating activity in these plays.