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

$243.23
-2.11 (-0.86 %)
(As of 10/21/2019 01:50 PM ET)
Today's Range
$242.15
Now: $243.23
$245.60
50-Day Range
$214.94
MA: $227.43
$244.02
52-Week Range
$208.07
Now: $243.23
$287.94
Volume1.32 million shs
Average Volume5.62 million shs
Market Capitalization$230.50 billion
P/E Ratio18.88
Dividend Yield1.77%
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$15.65 per share
Book Value$60.94 per share

Profitability

Net Income$11.99 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees300,000
Market Cap$230.50 billion
Next Earnings Date1/21/2020 (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 1.78%. 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 declared that its board has approved a stock 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were UnitedHealth Group's earnings last quarter?

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 15th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.75 by $0.13. The healthcare conglomerate had revenue of $60.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $59.84 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 25.30% and a net margin of 5.57%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $3.41 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 21st 2020. 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 Tuesday, October, 15th. The company provided EPS guidance of $14.90-15.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $14.83.

What price target have analysts set for UNH?

19 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for UnitedHealth Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $235.00 to $312.00. On average, they anticipate UnitedHealth Group's stock price to reach $284.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for UnitedHealth Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for UnitedHealth Group?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for UnitedHealth Group in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 15 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?

Press coverage about UNH stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. UnitedHealth Group earned a news impact score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the healthcare conglomerate a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact 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 the month of 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 daily trading volume, of 4,010,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.1 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company 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), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Alibaba Group (BABA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Boeing (BA), Cisco Systems (CSCO), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC (0.13%), Strs Ohio (0.11%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.06%), Calamos Advisors LLC (0.06%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.05%) and LGT Capital Partners LTD. (0.05%). 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, 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 Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Strs Ohio, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and TIAA FSB. 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, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Gradient Investments LLC, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. and Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC. 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 $243.23.

How big of a company is UnitedHealth Group?

UnitedHealth Group has a market capitalization of $230.50 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:  1,418 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  630 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,048
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 10/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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