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

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$266.05 -3.17 (-1.18 %)
(As of 11/14/2018 12:12 PM ET)
Previous Close$269.22
Today's Range$266.03 - $270.51
52-Week Range$208.48 - $278.00
Volume911,807 shs
Average Volume3.87 million shs
Market Capitalization$262.04 billion
P/E Ratio26.42
Dividend Yield1.32%
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
Current SymbolNYSE:UNH
Previous Symbol


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


Trailing P/E Ratio26.42
Forward P/E Ratio20.77
P/E Growth1.57

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$201.16 billion
Price / Sales1.27
Cash Flow$12.2660 per share
Price / Cash21.69
Book Value$54.67 per share
Price / Book4.87


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$10.07
Net Income$10.56 billion
Net Margins5.71%
Return on Equity23.63%
Return on Assets8.00%


Outstanding Shares962,030,000
Market Cap$262.04 billion

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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.35%. 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 buyback plan on Wednesday, June 6th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.30 by $0.11. The healthcare conglomerate had revenue of $56.56 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $56.34 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.71% and a return on equity of 23.63%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.66 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, 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 2018 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 16th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $12.80-12.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $12.70.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for UnitedHealth Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $245.00 to $320.00. On average, they expect UnitedHealth Group's share price to reach $288.9524 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.2% 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, 20 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating 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 has been performing well on the back of solid performance by its UnitedHealthcare and Optum segments. The company's robust Government is also driving long-term growth. Its international business and strong capital position driving business investment are the other positives. The company has been witnessing an increase in membership over the past many years. Its raised 2018 earnings guidance should instill optimism among investors in the stock. Shares of UnitedHealth Group have slightly underperformed the industry in a year's time. However, the company is witnessing pressure in membership in its commercial business. Increasing consolidation will also heat up competition in the industry." (9/25/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "We rate the shares of UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Overweight. Our 12-month DCF-based price target is $300. The company is nicely diversified within its UnitedHealthcare (UHC) health insurance segment. The reduction in losses relating to individual exchange plans should help UNH post solid bottom-line growth in 2018. UNH is unique within our coverage universe given its Optum segment, which accounted for 44% of consolidated operating profit in 2017. We expect continued strong growth in Optum in 2018. We continue to believe that UNH should be a core holding in all large-cap growth portfolios." (8/9/2018)

Has UnitedHealth Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about UNH stock have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of 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 nearest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a news impact score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the healthcare conglomerate a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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 FMR LLC (6.57%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.06%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.78%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.68%), American Century Companies Inc. (0.52%) and Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (0.42%). 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 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Laurion Capital Management LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, DNB Asset Management AS, Alliancebernstein L.P., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Swiss National Bank. Company insiders that have sold UnitedHealth Group company stock in the last year include D Ellen Wilson, Gail R Wilensky, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Jackson Square Partners LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Milestone Resources Group Ltd, Janus Henderson Group PLC and Artemis Investment Management LLP. 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 $266.9626.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $262.04 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:  1,287 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  511 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,798
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 11/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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