These stocks are definitely not a joke: Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

On Jan 15, White Noel W, Chief Executive Officer sold 17,417 shares of Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with the average selling price of the stock being $91.29 per share. The total amount realized from this sold $1,590,048. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the sold of the shares.

In addition to that, Group President Fresh Meats – Stouffer Stephen R sold an extra 15,723 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Dec 17, with a share sold at an average of $90.16 and a total of $1,417,529 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Group President Fresh Meats – Stouffer Stephen R was left with 41,193 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $3713960.88.

The recent price movement of TSN means that it is now down by -4.65% from its 52-week high and 54.40% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of TSN stands at 2.23% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.84%. The beta score for this stock is 0.41. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 11/12/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1.58 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.56 by 0.02. The revenue by the firm was 11.04B for the quarter.

The shares of Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) dropped by -0.18%, leading to a loss of -$0.16 per share, and saw TSN end the trading session at $89.86 on Friday 01/17/20. TSN started the trading session at $90.11, before reaching a daily high of $90.82. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $89.06.

The trading volume on Friday stood at 2660335, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 2.50 million shares, out of a total 288.21M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 33.11 billion.

The shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) went down by -0.75% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $298.47, which was lower than the previous closing price of $300.74. Over the past one week, the price of UNH has jumped by 1.13%, while it has recorded a gain of 2.75% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw UNH gain 22.49% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 16.29%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 14.90%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 1.53%. The stock price has gone up by +23.46% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -0.84% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 3,293,075 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 3,375,592 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see UNH stock with a 100-Day average volume of 3,949,222 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves UNH with an average rating of 100% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports UNH stock not long ago. In its report sent out on October 18, 2019, Mizuho lowered its ratings on UNH to a Buy. In an earlier report on October 10, 2019, Jefferies Downgrade the stock from a Buy to a Hold. BMO Capital Markets meanwhile in its report on September 30, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Market Perform” to “Market Perform”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 88.20% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 2044 institutions currently hold the UNH stock. In the last quarter, a 825,041,904 UNH shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 103 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 98 institutions sold their entire UNH reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 999 increased their investment while 829 decreased their investment in the stock.