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

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$271.11 +6.17 (+2.33 %)
(As of 11/18/2018 02:29 PM ET)
Previous Close$271.11
Today's Range$264.92 - $271.80
52-Week Range$208.48 - $278.00
Volume3.85 million shs
Average Volume3.67 million shs
Market Capitalization$260.82 billion
P/E Ratio26.92
Dividend Yield1.33%
Beta0.78
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
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNYSE:UNH
Previous Symbol
CUSIP91324P10
Phone952-936-1300

Debt

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

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio26.92
Forward P/E Ratio21.16
P/E Growth1.56

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$201.16 billion
Price / Sales1.30
Cash Flow$12.5572 per share
Price / Cash21.59
Book Value$54.67 per share
Price / Book4.96

Profitability

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 Shares962,030,000
Market Cap$260.82 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 1.33%. 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 announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, June 6th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 16th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.30 by $0.11. The healthcare conglomerate had revenue of $56.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $56.34 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.71% and a return on equity of 23.62%. The firm's revenue was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $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 issued an update on 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 earnings per share estimate of $12.70.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

22 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for UnitedHealth Group's shares. Their predictions range from $245.00 to $320.00. On average, they anticipate UnitedHealth Group's stock price to reach $288.9524 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.6% 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?

Media coverage about UNH stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a media sentiment score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories 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 company's share price in the immediate future.

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (6.57%), Capital World Investors (3.98%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.98%), Capital International Investors (1.70%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.06%) and Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.78%). 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 major investors are selling UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, Capital World Investors, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Dodge & Cox, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Laurion Capital Management LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and DNB Asset Management AS. 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 major investors are buying UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, FMR LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Jackson Square Partners LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group and Nordea Investment Management AB. 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 $271.11.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $260.82 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 11/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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