NYSE:UNH - UnitedHealth Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $256.87 +8.81 (+3.55 %) (As of 01/16/2019 03:07 AM ET)Previous Close$248.06Today's Range$247.00 - $256.9252-Week Range$208.48 - $287.94Volume5.33 million shsAverage Volume4.30 million shsMarket Capitalization$238.27 billionP/E Ratio25.51Dividend Yield1.45%Beta0.88 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive UNH News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for UNH and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Hospital & medical service plans Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care SectorMedical Current SymbolNYSE:UNH Previous Symbol CUSIP91324P10 Webwww.unitedhealthgroup.com Phone952-936-1300Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.61 Current Ratio0.69 Quick Ratio0.69Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio25.51 Forward P/E Ratio20.05 P/E Growth1.25 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$201.16 billion Price / Sales1.23 Cash Flow$13.0193 per share Price / Cash Flow19.73 Book Value$51.42 per share Price / Book5.00Profitability 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 Shares962,030,000Market Cap$238.27 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.90 per share on Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date 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 plan on Wednesday, June 6th 2018, which permits the company to buyback 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically 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) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 15th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.21 by $0.07. The healthcare conglomerate had revenue of $58.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $58.01 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.71% and a return on equity of 23.62%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.59 earnings per share. View UnitedHealth Group's Earnings History. What guidance has UnitedHealth Group issued on next quarter's earnings? UnitedHealth Group updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 15th. The company provided EPS guidance of $14.40-14.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $14.64. UnitedHealth Group also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $14.40-14.70 EPS. What price target have analysts set for UNH? 22 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for UnitedHealth Group's stock. Their predictions range from $260.00 to $320.00. On average, they expect UnitedHealth Group's share price to reach $294.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for UnitedHealth Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for UnitedHealth Group? 22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UnitedHealth Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 21 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, "UnitedHealth'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 and a strong initial 2019 guidance instills optimism among its investors. However, the company's is seeing membership decline in Commercial segment. The share has underperformed its industry in a year's time." (1/5/2019) 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? News articles about UNH stock have trended negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a coverage optimism score of -2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the healthcare conglomerate a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of UnitedHealth Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to UnitedHealth Group include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), CIGNA (CI), Humana (HUM), Centene (CNC), WellCare Health Plans (WCG), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Trupanion (TRUP) and Advanzeon Solutions (CHCR). 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 shareholders include USS Investment Management Ltd (0.11%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.03%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%) and Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.02%). 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 institutional 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, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, LGT Capital Partners LTD., Sit Investment Associates Inc., YHB Investment Advisors Inc., Pennsylvania Trust Co, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Legacy Advisors LLC. 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 institutional investors are buying UnitedHealth Group stock? UNH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Pensionfund Sabic, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC and IMA Wealth Inc.. 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 $256.87. How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group? UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $238.27 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,317 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 531 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,848MarketBeat'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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies issue stock splits?