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

$245.69
+1.44 (+0.59 %)
(As of 08/18/2019 01:40 PM ET)
Today's Range
$241.45
Now: $245.69
$247.11
50-Day Range
$242.9169
MA: $251.25
$267.52
52-Week Range
$208.07
Now: $245.69
$287.94
Volume2.78 million shs
Average Volume3.30 million shs
Market Capitalization$232.84 billion
P/E Ratio19.08
Dividend Yield1.77%
Beta0.61
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. Read More…

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$15.7797 per share
Book Value$58.94 per share

Profitability

Net Income$11.99 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees300,000
Market Cap$232.84 billion
Next Earnings Date10/15/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Tuesday, August 13th. Investors of record on Monday, September 16th will be paid a dividend of $1.08 per share on Tuesday, September 24th. This represents a $4.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th. View UnitedHealth Group's Dividend History.

How will UnitedHealth Group's stock buyback program work?

UnitedHealth Group announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan 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 plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) announced its earnings results on Thursday, July, 18th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.46 by $0.14. The healthcare conglomerate had revenue of $60.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.59 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.51% and a return on equity of 25.20%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $3.14 earnings per share. 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, October 15th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for UnitedHealth Group.

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

UnitedHealth Group issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 18th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $14.70-14.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $14.71.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

18 brokerages have issued twelve-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 $296.5882 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for UnitedHealth Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for UnitedHealth Group?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UnitedHealth Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 17 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for UnitedHealth Group.

Has UnitedHealth Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about UNH stock have been trending negative on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a news impact score of -2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the healthcare conglomerate a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for UnitedHealth Group.

Are investors shorting UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 7,155,900 shares, an increase of 7.4% from the June 15th total of 6,664,600 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,370,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days. Currently, 0.8% of the company's stock are sold short. View UnitedHealth Group's Current Options Chain.

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

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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.44%), BlackRock Inc. (7.38%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.98%), Northern Trust Corp (1.28%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.90%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.86%). Company insiders that own UnitedHealth Group stock include D Ellen Wilson, David S Wichmann, Frederick William Mcnabb III, 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 Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Jennison Associates LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Winslow Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Investec Asset Management LTD. Company insiders that have sold UnitedHealth Group company stock in the last year include D Ellen Wilson, Gail R Wilensky, Kenneth Irwin Shine, 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 Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC, Sanders Capital LLC, Viking Global Investors LP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Vontobel Asset Management Inc. and Longview Partners Guernsey LTD. Company insiders that have bought UnitedHealth Group stock in the last two years include David S Wichmann and Frederick William Mcnabb III. 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 $245.69.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $232.84 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.View Additional Information About UnitedHealth Group.

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:  3.5 out of 5 (star star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  1,391 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  598 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,989
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 8/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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