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

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$230.58 +3.47 (+1.53 %)
(As of 04/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$227.11
Today's Range$226.10 - $231.94
52-Week Range$208.07 - $287.94
Volume10.01 million shs
Average Volume5.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$221.25 billion
P/E Ratio17.90
Dividend Yield1.59%
Beta0.79
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. The OptumHealth segment provides access to networks of care provider specialists, health management services, care delivery, consumer engagement, and financial services. This segment serves individuals through programs offered by employers, payers, government entities, and directly with the care delivery systems. The OptumInsight segment offers software and information products, advisory consulting arrangements, and services outsourcing contracts to hospital systems, physicians, health plans, governments, life sciences companies, and other organizations. The OptumRx segment provides pharmacy care services and programs, including retail network contracting, home delivery, specialty and compounding pharmacy, and purchasing and clinical, as well as develops programs in areas, such as step therapy, formulary management, drug adherence, and disease/drug therapy management. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated was founded in 1974 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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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$16.3069 per share
Book Value$56.75 per share

Profitability

Net Income$11.99 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees300,000
Market Cap$221.25 billion
Next Earnings Date7/16/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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 Thursday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 11th will be given a dividend of $0.90 per share on Tuesday, March 19th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 8th. View UnitedHealth Group's Dividend History.

How will UnitedHealth Group's stock buyback program work?

UnitedHealth Group declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, June 6th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase 100,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) released its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 16th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.60 by $0.13. The healthcare conglomerate had revenue of $60.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $59.72 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.45% and a return on equity of 25.07%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $3.04 EPS. 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, July 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for UnitedHealth Group.

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

UnitedHealth Group updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 16th. The company provided EPS guidance of $14.50-14.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $14.65. UnitedHealth Group also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $14.50-14.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

20 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for UnitedHealth Group's stock. Their predictions range from $238.00 to $312.00. On average, they anticipate UnitedHealth Group's stock price to reach $290.4444 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 26.0% 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 2 hold ratings, 17 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for UnitedHealth Group.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about UnitedHealth Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about UnitedHealth Group stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "UnitedHealth Group’s earnings of $3.73 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.6% and were up 22.7% year over year. Higher revenues at both segments — UnitedHealthcare and Optum — plus membership growth led to this outperformance. The stock has underperformed its industry year to date. The company's solid balance sheet, strong operating performance, favorable business profile and disciplined enterprise risk management are commendable. The company also benefits from the services, technology and innovations offered by its segment Optum. However, slowdowns of growth in international operations, underperformance in Medicaid business, and increase in leverage and interest burden are some headwinds. " (4/17/2019)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". Group will host its annual investor event in New York City. At the event, the company typically provides investors with the underlying details to its guidance for the coming year. We expect the company to release broad guidance on Monday, November 26 AMC. UNH continues to invest in technology and innovative programs to drive consumer engagement and satisfaction. These investments, typically related to its Optum segment, are key levers which UNH uses increase performance of its health plans sold by its United Healthcare (UHC) segment and other third-party payers. These themes will likely be in focus at the company’s investor event." (11/21/2018)

Has UnitedHealth Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about UNH stock has trended positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 closest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a media sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the healthcare conglomerate a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

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), Visa (V), Alibaba Group (BABA), Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Netflix (NFLX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Walt Disney (DIS) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Strs Ohio (0.11%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.08%), Railway Pension Investments Ltd (0.07%), USS Investment Management Ltd (0.06%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%) and Maj Invest Holding A S (0.06%). Company insiders that own UnitedHealth Group stock include D Ellen Wilson, Gail R Wilensky, Kenneth Irwin Shine, Larry C Renfro, Michele J Hooper, Richard T Burke, Steven H Nelson, Thomas E Roos 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 USS Investment Management Ltd, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Hayden Royal LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Focused Investors LLC and First American Trust FSB. Company insiders that have sold UnitedHealth Group company stock in the last year include D Ellen Wilson, Gail R Wilensky, Kenneth Irwin Shine, Larry C Renfro, Richard T Burke, Steven H Nelson 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 Railway Pension Investments Ltd, Strs Ohio, Pacer Advisors Inc., Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, First Manhattan Co., Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV and Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is UnitedHealth Group's stock price today?

One share of UNH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $230.58.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $221.25 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.

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, MINNETONKA 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:  3.5 out of 5 (star star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  1,354 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  567 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,921
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 4/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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