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Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)

Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)
Melissa Porter | 19 October, 2018, 02:29

Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $277 target in Wednesday, April 18 report.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) generated -2.11% downward depiction by the movements around 20 day SMA. Raymond James boosted their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $285.00 to $304.00 and gave the stock a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Monday, September 24th. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $292.9. (SA) stock reported move of -1.86% and stock price is seen at $14.23.

The ABR is the calculated average of the actual recommendations (strong buy, hold, sell etc.) made by the brokerage firms for the given stock.

The UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is having a distance of -2.11% form 20 day moving average, SMA 50 of -1.57% and an SMA 200 of 6.67%.UnitedHealth Group Incorporated a US based Company, belongs to Healthcare sector and Health Care Plans industry. The company's distance from 52-week high price is -33.96% and while current price is 2.72% from 52-week low price.

The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. The stock has a market cap of $256.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.91, a P/E/G ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.73. On Tuesday, UNH stock construct a change of 4.73 in a total of its share price and finished its trading at 272.57. For the last quarter, the company reported a quarterly EPS of 3.41. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 25.1%. Its Medicare Advantage business served 525,000 more people year over year and 125,000 more people in the third quarter, including 65,000 from the combination with Peoples Health in the quarter. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.46 earnings per share. Sales growth past 5 years was observed at 12.70% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is 12.10%.

In USA Industry, UNH have 961.00 million outstanding shares now held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders.

Dividends paid to shareholders were $866 million in the third quarter, reflecting the 20% increase in the company's dividend rate in June 2018. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 7th were issued a $0.90 dividend. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 6th. UnitedHealth Group's dividend payout ratio is now 35.75%. Over the last three months, insiders sold 94,745 shares of company stock worth $24,995,290. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Investors also expect the good YTD performance from the stock. One can easily calculate and measure stock using moving average charts, diagrams and commanding visual trend-spotting tool. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 66,402 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,549,384.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company had a trading volume of 6,433,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,099,823.

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 6.2%, with stock analysts predicting that the company's EPS for the next five years will go down by 0% per year, following the 0.9% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 2,710,829 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $665,075,000 after purchasing an additional 184,337 shares during the last quarter.

Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) shares traded up 4.73% during most recent session. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 7,692,899 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $1,887,377,000 after buying an additional 39,480 shares in the last quarter. Argent Trust Co raised its position in UnitedHealth Group by 27.8% in the second quarter. Lastly, SMA200 can be used by traders to evaluate the long term trends of the stock market. Finally, Kiley Juergens Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the 2nd quarter valued at about $178,000. It's relative volume stands at 2.13.

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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, belongs to Healthcare sector and Health Care Plans industry.