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NYSE:UNH

UnitedHealth Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

$355.00
+4.16 (+1.19 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 05:03 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$350.74
Now: $355.00
$360.89
50-Day Range
$335.01
MA: $347.45
$365.03
52-Week Range
$187.72
Now: $355.00
$367.95
Volume3.47 million shs
Average Volume3.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$336.83 billion
P/E Ratio20.39
Dividend Yield1.43%
Beta0.74
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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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.66 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

2nd out of 1,926 stocks

Hospital & Medical Service Plans Industry

1st out of 11 stocks

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

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
SectorMedical
CUSIP91324P10
Phone952-936-1300
Employees325,000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$242.16 billion
Cash Flow$18.27 per share
Book Value$63.79 per share

Profitability

Net Income$13.84 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$336.83 billion
Next Earnings Date4/21/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$355.00
+4.16 (+1.19 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 05:03 PM ET)
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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Frequently Asked Questions

How has UnitedHealth Group's stock 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. Since then, UNH shares have increased by 27.9% and is now trading at $355.21.
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Is UnitedHealth Group a buy right now?

21 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UnitedHealth Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings, 15 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" UnitedHealth Group stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than UnitedHealth Group?

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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as UnitedHealth Group's CEO?

6,978 employees have rated UnitedHealth Group CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among UnitedHealth Group's employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is UnitedHealth Group's next earnings date?

UnitedHealth Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 21st 2021.
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How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 19th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.39 by $0.13. The healthcare conglomerate earned $65.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $64.98 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 27.53% and a net margin of 6.62%. UnitedHealth Group's quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $3.90 earnings per share.
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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. Stockholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 4th.
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Is UnitedHealth Group a good dividend stock?

UnitedHealth Group pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.42%. UnitedHealth Group has been increasing its dividend for 10 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of UnitedHealth Group is 33.09%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, UnitedHealth Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 27.58% next year. This indicates that UnitedHealth Group will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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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 Wednesday, January, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of $17.75-18.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $18.19.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

21 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for UnitedHealth Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $330.00 to $454.00. On average, they expect UnitedHealth Group's stock price to reach $387.82 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% 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 58, Pay $6.09M)
  • Sir Andrew Philip Witty, Group Pres (Age 56, Pay $4.03M)
  • Mr. John F. Rex, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59, Pay $3.63M)
  • Ms. Marianne D. Short, Strategic Advisor (Age 69, Pay $2.46M)
  • Mr. Dirk C. McMahon, Exec. VP & CEO of UnitedHealthcare (Age 61, Pay $3.47M)
  • Mr. Thomas Edward Roos, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 48)
  • Mr. Philip G.J. McKoy, Chief Information Officer (Age 48)
  • Mr. Ken Ehlert, Chief Scientific Officer & Member of Office of the Chief Exec.
  • Mr. Matthew W. Friedrich, Exec. VP & Chief Legal Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Jennifer M. Whitlow, Sr. VP & Chief Communications Officer (Age 48)

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Maj Invest Holding A S (0.09%), LGT Capital Partners LTD. (0.05%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.03%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.02%) and Huntington National Bank (0.02%). 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 major investors are selling UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Transform Wealth LLC, TIAA FSB, Pacer Advisors Inc., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Fulton Breakefield Broenniman LLC, Pendal Group Limited, and Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB. 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 major investors are buying UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maj Invest Holding A S, Sabal Trust CO, LGT Capital Partners LTD., DNB Asset Management AS, Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Liberty Capital Management Inc., IFM Investors Pty Ltd, and Bainco International Investors. 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 WeBull, 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 $355.21.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $337.03 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 1/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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