How Will The Sequester Affect UnitedHealth’s Top Institutional Shareholders?

UnitedHealth Group(NYSE:UNH): United anticipates that budget cuts as a result of the sequestration will take an estimated 250 million to 300 million toll on the company, as the Medicare Advantageexpects underfundingin 2014, according to United’s CEO.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Unitedhealth Group, Inc.in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 134.652 million shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $57.21 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Unitedhealth Group, Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2013.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 46,796,851 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $2,677,247,803. This brought the portfolio total to 0.29%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A.held 27,728,906 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $1,586,370,687. This brought the portfolio total to 0.32%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 11,603,625 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $663,843,376. This brought the portfolio total to 0.21%.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 9,221,558 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $527,565,325. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

Blackrock Group Ltd held 7,346,903 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $420,316,314. This brought the portfolio total to 0.31%.

Blackrock Advisors LLC held 3,708,987 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $212,191,143. This brought the portfolio total to 0.21%.

Nordea Investment Management AB held 3,005,934 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $171,969,481. This brought the portfolio total to 1.12%.

BMO Financial Corp. held 2,614,741 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $149,589,330. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

Blackrock Inc. held 1,834,456 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $104,949,226. This brought the portfolio total to 0.2%.

Blackrock Investment Management LLC held 1,747,253 shares on 03/31/2013 worth $99,960,343. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

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