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

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$265.02 -7.13 (-2.62 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$265.02
Today's Range$263.71 - $270.57
52-Week Range$208.48 - $287.94
Volume3.36 million shs
Average Volume3.50 million shs
Market Capitalization$261.82 billion
P/E Ratio22.34
Dividend Yield1.32%
Beta0.76
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 care coverage, and 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 and specialty 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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNYSE:UNH
Previous Symbol
CUSIP91324P10
Phone952-936-1300

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.61
Current Ratio0.69
Quick Ratio0.69

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio22.34
Forward P/E Ratio20.67
P/E Growth1.57

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$201.16 billion
Price / Sales1.27
Cash Flow$12.2298 per share
Price / Cash Flow21.67
Book Value$51.42 per share
Price / Book5.15

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$10.07
Net Income$10.56 billion
Net Margins5.71%
Return on Equity23.62%
Return on Assets8.00%

Miscellaneous

Employees260,000
Outstanding Shares962,030,000
Market Cap$261.82 billion
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 Friday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.90 per share on Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 30th. View UnitedHealth Group's Dividend History.

How will UnitedHealth Group's stock buyback program work?

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

How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.30 by $0.11. The healthcare conglomerate earned $56.56 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $56.34 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.71% and a return on equity of 23.62%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.66 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, January 15th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for UnitedHealth Group.

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

UnitedHealth Group updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $14.40-14.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $14.57. The company issued revenue guidance of $243-245 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $244.6 billion.UnitedHealth Group also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $12.80-12.80 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

21 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for UnitedHealth Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $255.00 to $320.00. On average, they anticipate UnitedHealth Group's share price to reach $292.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for UnitedHealth Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for UnitedHealth Group?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UnitedHealth Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 20 buy ratings 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, "In a year's time, UnitedHealth’s shares have outperformed its industry’s growth. Moreover, it has witnessed its 2019 earnings estimate move upward over the past 30 days. The company's performance is being backed by higher revenues and strength in both segments — UnitedHealthcare and Optum — plus membership growth. The company's robust Government is also driving long-term growth. Its international business and strong capital position are the other positives. The company’s raised earnings guidance for 2018 should instill optimism among its investors. However, the company's is seeing membership decline in Commercial segment. Moreover, two significant acquisitions would intensify the competition for UnitedHealth Group." (12/14/2018)
  • 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?

News coverage about UNH stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a news impact score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the healthcare conglomerate a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of UnitedHealth Group's key competitors?

Who are UnitedHealth Group's key executives?

UnitedHealth Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Stephen J. Hemsley, Exec. Chairman (Age 65)
  • Mr. David Scott Wichmann, CEO & Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. Larry Chester Renfro, Office of the Chief Exec. & Vice Chairman (Age 64)
  • Mr. John F. Rex, CFO, Exec. VP & Member of the Office of the Chief Exec. (Age 56)
  • Ms. Marianne D. Short, Office of the Chief Exec., Exec. VP & Chief Legal Officer (Age 66)

Who are UnitedHealth Group's major shareholders?

UnitedHealth Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.21%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.21%), FMR LLC (6.57%), Capital World Investors (3.98%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.98%) and Capital International Investors (1.70%). 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Capital World Investors, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Dodge & Cox, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Laurion Capital Management LP and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold UnitedHealth Group company stock in the last year include D Ellen Wilson, Kenneth Irwin Shine, Larry C Renfro, Michele J Hooper, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, FMR LLC, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Bank of Montreal Can and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. 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 $265.02.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $261.82 billion and generates $201.16 billion in revenue each year. The healthcare conglomerate earns $10.56 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.07 on an earnings per share basis. UnitedHealth Group employs 260,000 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, 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:  3.6 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,305 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  522 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,827
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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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