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UnitedHealth Group Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:UNH)

$238.59
+18.00 (+8.16 %)
(As of 10/16/2019 03:36 AM ET)
Today's Range
$231.15
Now: $238.59
$239.83
50-Day Range
$214.94
MA: $226.68
$237.42
52-Week Range
$208.07
Now: $238.59
$287.94
Volume12.85 million shs
Average Volume4.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$226.11 billion
P/E Ratio18.52
Dividend Yield1.96%
Beta0.6
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$16.85 per share
Book Value$56.46 per share

Profitability

Net Income$11.99 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees300,000
Market Cap$226.11 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 13th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 1.81%. 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 initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, June 6th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 15th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $3.75 by $0.13. The healthcare conglomerate had revenue of $60.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $59.84 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 5.51% and a return on equity of 25.20%. UnitedHealth Group's revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $3.41 earnings per share. View UnitedHealth Group's Earnings History.

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

UnitedHealth Group issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 15th. The company provided EPS guidance of $14.90-15.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $14.83.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

18 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for UnitedHealth Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $235.00 to $312.00. On average, they expect UnitedHealth Group's stock price to reach $284.06 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.1% 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 4 hold ratings and 14 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 headlines about UNH stock have been trending very negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a news sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the healthcare conglomerate a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for UnitedHealth Group.

Are investors shorting UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 8,430,000 shares, an increase of 8.8% from the August 30th total of 7,750,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,010,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.1 days. Approximately 0.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. 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), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Alibaba Group (BABA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Boeing (BA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Netflix (NFLX).

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.05%), LGT Capital Partners LTD. (0.05%), Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.04%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.02%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%). 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, Timothy Patrick Flynn 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 Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, TIAA FSB, Decatur Capital Management Inc., Global Trust Asset Management LLC and CMH Wealth Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold UnitedHealth Group company stock in the last year include Gail R Wilensky, Kenneth Irwin Shine, Richard T Burke and William C Ballard Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for UnitedHealth Group.

Which major investors are buying UnitedHealth Group stock?

UNH stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LGT Capital Partners LTD., Perpetual Ltd, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Gradient Investments LLC, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC and Pacer Advisors Inc.. 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. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is UnitedHealth Group's stock price today?

One share of UNH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $238.59.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $226.11 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:  1,413 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  628 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,041
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 10/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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