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NYSE:UNH - UnitedHealth Group Stock Price, Forecast & News

$279.54
-0.65 (-0.23 %)
(As of 12/9/2019 12:25 PM ET)
Today's Range
$278.53
Now: $279.54
$280.87
50-Day Range
$240.81
MA: $262.08
$282.84
52-Week Range
$208.07
Now: $279.54
$283.04
Volume982,947 shs
Average Volume3.31 million shs
Market Capitalization$264.84 billion
P/E Ratio21.70
Dividend Yield1.54%
Beta0.64
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children's Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health and dental benefits. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
SectorMedical
CUSIP91324P10
Phone952-936-1300

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$226.25 billion
Cash Flow$15.65 per share
Book Value$56.46 per share

Profitability

Net Income$11.99 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees300,000
Market Cap$264.84 billion
Next Earnings Date1/21/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Frequently Asked Questions

What is UnitedHealth Group's stock symbol?

UnitedHealth Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UNH."

How often does UnitedHealth Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 8th. Investors of record on Monday, December 9th will be paid a dividend of $1.08 per share on Tuesday, December 17th. This represents a $4.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 6th. View UnitedHealth Group's Dividend History.

How will UnitedHealth Group's stock buyback program work?

UnitedHealth Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, June 6th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 15th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.88 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.75 by $0.13. The healthcare conglomerate had revenue of $60.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.84 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 25.30% and a net margin of 5.57%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $3.41 earnings per share. View UnitedHealth Group's Earnings History.

When is UnitedHealth Group's next earnings date?

UnitedHealth Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 21st 2020. View Earnings Estimates for UnitedHealth Group.

What guidance has UnitedHealth Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

UnitedHealth Group issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Monday, December, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $16.25-16.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $16.43. The company issued revenue guidance of $260-262 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $261.18 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for UnitedHealth Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $235.00 to $335.00. On average, they anticipate UnitedHealth Group's share price to reach $300.95 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for UnitedHealth Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for UnitedHealth Group?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UnitedHealth Group in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for UnitedHealth Group.

Has UnitedHealth Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about UNH stock has trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a news impact score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the healthcare conglomerate a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for UnitedHealth Group.

Are investors shorting UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 9,830,000 shares, an increase of 16.6% from the September 15th total of 8,430,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,180,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.0% of the company's stock are short sold. View UnitedHealth Group's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of UnitedHealth Group's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of UnitedHealth Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other UnitedHealth Group investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Alibaba Group (BABA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Boeing (BA) and Mastercard (MA).

Who are UnitedHealth Group's key executives?

UnitedHealth Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Stephen J. Hemsley, Exec. Chairman (Age 66)
  • Mr. David Scott Wichmann, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Larry Chester Renfro, Office of the Chief Exec. & Vice Chairman (Age 65)
  • Mr. John F. Rex, CFO, Exec. VP & Member of the Office of the Chief Exec. (Age 57)
  • Ms. Marianne D. Short, Office of the Chief Exec., Exec. VP & Chief Legal Officer (Age 67)

Who are UnitedHealth Group's major shareholders?

UnitedHealth Group's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.77%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.43%), Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.38%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.35%), Boston Partners (0.26%) and Veritas Asset Management LLP (0.26%). Company insiders that own UnitedHealth Group stock include D Ellen Wilson, David S Wichmann, Frederick William Mcnabb III, Gail R Wilensky, Kenneth Irwin Shine, Larry C Renfro, Michele J Hooper, Richard T Burke, Steven H Nelson, Thomas E Roos, Timothy Patrick Flynn and William C Ballard Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for UnitedHealth Group.

Which major investors are selling UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Voya Investment Management LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., State Street Corp, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Railway Pension Investments Ltd, Banco Santander S.A. and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold UnitedHealth Group company stock in the last year include D Ellen Wilson, Gail R Wilensky, Richard T Burke, Thomas E Roos and William C Ballard Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for UnitedHealth Group.

Which major investors are buying UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including California Public Employees Retirement System, Man Group plc, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Vantage Investment Partners LLC, Alleghany Corp DE, River Road Asset Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and LGT Capital Partners LTD.. Company insiders that have bought UnitedHealth Group stock in the last two years include David S Wichmann, Frederick William Mcnabb III and Timothy Patrick Flynn. View Insider Buying and Selling for UnitedHealth Group.

How do I buy shares of UnitedHealth Group?

Shares of UNH can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is UnitedHealth Group's stock price today?

One share of UNH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $279.45.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $264.75 billion and generates $226.25 billion in revenue each year. The healthcare conglomerate earns $11.99 billion in net income (profit) each year or $12.88 on an earnings per share basis. UnitedHealth Group employs 300,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About UnitedHealth Group.

What is UnitedHealth Group's official website?

The official website for UnitedHealth Group is http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/.

How can I contact UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group's mailing address is 9900 BREN ROAD EAST, MINNEAPOLIS MN, 55343. The healthcare conglomerate can be reached via phone at 952-936-1300 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for UnitedHealth Group (NYSE UNH)

Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,432 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  650 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,082
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about UnitedHealth Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UNH will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UNH will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/9/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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