Worth Watching Stocks Watch List: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH)

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated institutional proprietorship is held at 88.4% and beta stands at 0.81.

The UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has the market capitalization of $249.05B. M Holdings Securities Inc. now owns 5,128 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $1,258,000 after buying an additional 553 shares in the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC grew its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 12.0% during the second quarter.

The stock dispatched 3.98% performance during the quarter and performance arrived at 9.10% over the last six months. Finally, Kiley Juergens Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in UnitedHealth Group during the 2nd quarter worth $178,000. Tracking current stock price levels in relation to some other popular moving averages, we have noted that the stock is trading -1.57% away from the 50-day MA and -2.11% off of the 20-day MA. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of UnitedHealth Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, June 19th. Oppenheimer boosted their target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $276.00 to $295.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research note on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a buy rating and issued a $277.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Tuesday, July 17th. Shine Kenneth Irwin also sold $47,959 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, April 19.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) with a lot of them predicting a $292.9 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $279.26.

In other UnitedHealth Group news, CEO Steven H. Nelson sold 26,033 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 7th. Shorter moving average timeframes are more sensitive to price fluctuations and can pick up on trend changes more quickly than longer-term moving averages. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $258.83, for a total value of $2,588,300.00. After having $3.14 EPS previously, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's analysts see 5.10 % EPS growth. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec grew its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 4.2% during the first quarter. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.75 and a quick ratio of 0.75.

The stock has a beta of 0.81 compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are less extreme than the market as a whole.

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The company is facing increasing competition from Cigna and Aetna Inc after the two rivals each agreed to combine with large pharmacy benefit managers for a business model that will mimic UnitedHealth and its Optum unit. It has weekly volatility range of 2.27% whereas it has monthly volatility range of 1.38% in the market. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.14 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.04 by $0.10.

Investigating the productivity proportions of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 25.1%, 8%, and 13.6%, individually. Company's EPS for the past five years is valued at 12.5%, leading it to an EPS value of 15.37% for the next five years. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $2.66 earnings per share. Sales growth past 5 years was observed at 12.70% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is 12.10%.

UnitedHealth Group Inc shares rose $5.49 (+2.11%) in premarket trading Tuesday.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 7th were given a dividend of $0.90 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 6th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.35%. UnitedHealth Group's dividend payout ratio is presently 35.75%.

UnitedHealth Group is trading at price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 21.2x, which tells us the stock is undervalued based on its latest annual earnings update compared to the healthcare average of 21.8x, and overvalued compared to the USA market average ratio of 19.35x.This multiple is a median of profitable companies of 24 Healthcare companies in United States including Quantum Medical Transport, Cross Country Healthcare and U.S. NeuroSurgical Holdings.

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