Analysts Call Attention:: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, (NYSE: UNH)

Grant Boone
October 19, 2018

Advisors Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 82.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. With the company affected by events now, it is a ideal time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is. When it comes to P/B Ratio, it is basically known as a ratio that can be used to compare the market value of a stock to its book value. Natixis owned approximately 0.08% of UnitedHealth Group worth $196,879,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The relative volume of the stock is 2.49. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 5.1% in the second quarter. Trustcore Financial Services LLC now owns 810 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $199,000 after purchasing an additional 206 shares during the period. Argent Trust Co raised its position in UnitedHealth Group by 27.8% in the second quarter. Lara May & Associates LLC now owns 1,146 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $246,000 after purchasing an additional 208 shares during the period. Natixis Advsrs Lp holds 0.92% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 392,473 shares.

The stock has seen its SMA50 which is now 3.06%. The expected future increase in earnings for each share ("EPS") is an incredibly important identifying an under-valued stock.

NYSE UNH traded up $12.32 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $272.57. As the sale deal closes, the EVP & CEO, UnitedHealthcare BURKE RICHARD T now sold 8,142 shares of the company's stock, valued at 2,157,630. UnitedHealth Group Inc has a fifty-two week low of $191.36 and a fifty-two week high of $272.07. As UNH has a P/S, P/E and P/B estimations of 1.17, 24.04 and 5.17 separately. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 0.75.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) stock price rose 34.57 percent over the past one year, while increased 12.72 percent during the past 6 months.

In the last Quarter, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) reported its Actual EPS of $3.14/share. The business had revenue of $56.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.10 billion. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 25.1%. This is the consensus price target based on the analysts polled by Thomson Reuters' First Call, the average is taken from the individual analysts which provided targets and are short term projections for the 12 months.

The company's medical care ratio, or the percentage of incoming premiums that it paid out for medical services, improved to 81 percent in the quarter, compared with 81.4 percent a year ago.

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The largest USA health insurer said it now expects full-year adjusted earnings per share to approach $12.80, compared with its prior forecast of between $12.50 and $12.75.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 7th were given a $0.90 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 6th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.32%. UnitedHealth Group's payout ratio is now 35.75%. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 1.53. The term Perf Week is often used by stock analysts in order to weigh up the weekly performance of shares, dividends, bonds, gold, silver and other items existing in the stock market. The stock was sold at an average price of $263.41, for a total value of $5,268,200.00.

Using this figure, stock traders in the market are able to analyze that whether not a stock is making progress and covering both buying side as well as selling side.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. The research firm raises target price to $ 320.00 up from previous mark of $ 315.00. ValuEngine upgraded UnitedHealth Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. This rating was issued on 10/12/18. What is market trading price of 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 U.S. based Company, belongs to Healthcare sector and Health Care Plans industry.

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