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UnitedHealth Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.45 (+0.71 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $349.89
50-Day Range
MA: $335.08
52-Week Range
Now: $349.89
Volume3.02 million shs
Average Volume4.13 million shs
Market Capitalization$331.98 billion
P/E Ratio20.10
Dividend Yield1.43%
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; Medicaid plans, Children's Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; medical and dental benefits; and health care delivery. 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 has partnership with the University of California, San Francisco to expand the mental health workforce in California. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated was incorporated in 1977 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 3.4Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.66 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$242.16 billion
Cash Flow$19.72 per share
Book Value$71.66 per share


Net Income$13.84 billion


Market Cap$331.98 billion
Next Earnings Date1/20/2021 (Estimated)
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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Frequently Asked Questions

How has UnitedHealth Group's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

UnitedHealth Group's stock was trading at $277.78 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, UNH stock has increased by 26.0% and is now trading at $349.89.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of UnitedHealth Group?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UnitedHealth Group in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings, 18 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is UnitedHealth Group's next earnings date?

UnitedHealth Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 20th 2021.
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How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 19th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.98 by $0.53. The healthcare conglomerate earned $65.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $63.97 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 27.53% and a net margin of 6.62%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $3.88 EPS.
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How often does UnitedHealth Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 4th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $1.25 per share on Tuesday, December 15th. This represents a $5.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 4th.
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What guidance has UnitedHealth Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

UnitedHealth Group issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Tuesday, December, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $17.75-18.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $18.39. The company issued revenue guidance of $277-280 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $277.67 billion.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

24 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for UnitedHealth Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $285.00 to $454.00. On average, they anticipate UnitedHealth Group's share price to reach $372.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.5% from the stock's current price.
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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), Visa (V), The Walt Disney (DIS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Home Depot (HD), Alibaba Group (BABA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Mastercard (MA), Intel (INTC) and salesforce.com (CRM).

Who are UnitedHealth Group's key executives?

UnitedHealth Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David Scott Wichmann, CEO & Director (Age 57, Pay $6.09M)
  • Sir Andrew Philip Witty, Group Pres (Leave of Absence) (Age 55, Pay $4.03M)
  • Mr. John F. Rex, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58, Pay $3.63M)
  • Ms. Marianne D. Short, Exec. VP & Chief Legal Officer (Age 68, Pay $2.46M)
  • Mr. Dirk C. McMahon, Exec. VP & CEO of UnitedHealthcare (Age 60, Pay $3.47M)
  • Mr. Thomas Edward Roos, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Philip G.J. McKoy, Chief Information Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Ken Ehlert, Chief Scientific Officer & Member of Office of the Chief Exec.
  • Ms. Jennifer M. Whitlow, Sr. VP & Chief Communications Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. James T. Barry Jr., Director of Sales for Western Pennsylvania (Age 74)

What is UnitedHealth Group's stock symbol?

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

Who are UnitedHealth Group's major shareholders?

UnitedHealth Group's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.82%), Morgan Stanley (0.74%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.68%), Sanders Capital LLC (0.59%), UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.54%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.52%). Company insiders that own UnitedHealth Group stock include D Ellen Wilson, David S Wichmann, Frederick William Mcnabb III, Gail R Wilensky, John F Rex, Marianne D Short, Richard T Burke, Stephen J Hemsley, Thomas E Roos, Timothy Patrick Flynn and William C Ballard Jr.
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Which institutional investors are selling UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jackson Square Partners LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, State Street Corp, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Polar Capital LLP, Polar Capital LLP, Natixis, and Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec. Company insiders that have sold UnitedHealth Group company stock in the last year include John F Rex, Marianne D Short, Richard T Burke, and Stephen J Hemsley.
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Which institutional investors are buying UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Findlay Park Partners LLP, Morgan Stanley, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Sanders Capital LLC, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Fisher Asset Management LLC, and BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp. 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.
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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 $349.89.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $331.98 billion and generates $242.16 billion in revenue each year. The healthcare conglomerate earns $13.84 billion in net income (profit) each year or $15.11 on an earnings per share basis. UnitedHealth Group employs 325,000 workers across the globe.

What is UnitedHealth Group's official website?

The official website for UnitedHealth Group is 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]

This page was last updated on 12/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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