Health Care

Sizing up the valuation on UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)

UnitedHealth Group's payout ratio is 33.26%. The volume of the company in the last trading session was 1.18 Million. Cap Financial Advisers Ltd Company holds 0.08% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) or 48,824 shares. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. (NYSE:NGS). Lucus Ltd Liability Company invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. $3.22 is the ADY. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.75 dividend. The company has a quick ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. Volume on 29-Nov-17 came in at 4.24 million contracts. The stock increased 0.79% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $116.77. The shares were sold at an average price of $199.49, for a total value of $1,117,144.00. Accredited Investors stated it has 0.21% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). It has outperformed by 22.86% the S&P500. More interesting news about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: "Form 8-K UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC For: Nov 20" published on November 20, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "January 2018 Options Now Available For UnitedHealth Group (UNH)" with publication date: November 22, 2017. Jefferies Group analyst D. Windley now expects that the healthcare conglomerate will post earnings of $2.62 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $2.68. Covering sell-side analysts are estimating company growth for next year to be 8.44%. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 69 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets. For the past month, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's stock has been 6.44%, 13.78% for the last quarter, 24.11% for the past six months and 41.43% for the past 52 weeks. Oppenheimer maintained it with "Buy" rating and $20300 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. As per Wednesday, November 30, the company rating was upgraded by Mizuho. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has consensus analyst target price is $229.65. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Tuesday, July 18. About 3.98 million shares traded or 35.74% up from the average. Veritable LP owns 42,012 shares. Ishares Barclays Inter (GVI) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.82, from 1.98 in 2017Q1.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of UNH. The company's outstanding shares are 57.05 Million. 820,580 were reported by Eaton Vance Management. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since November 30, 2016 and is uptrending. 134,627 were accumulated by Blair William Il. Petrus Tru Com Lta accumulated 20,800 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Stock Yards Bankshares & Company reported 0.05% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Northside Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.43% stake. This recommendation falls on a scale from 1 to 5 where a 1 or 2 indicates a Buy recommendation, 3 a Hold and 4-5 a Sell. Veritas Invest Mgmt (Uk) reported 126,657 shares or 9.03% of all its holdings. 4,650 are held by Tompkins. Sphera Funds Management Ltd invested in 2,000 shares.

Since June 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $913,211 activity.

In related news, insider Larry C. Renfro sold 50,574 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. UnitedHealth Group comprises 3.0% of Origin Asset Management LLP's portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest holding. Blue Chip Prns holds 593 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Therefore 89% are positive.

Several brokerages recently commented on UNH. The stock of PepsiCo, Inc. The stock has a market cap of 12.37 Billion. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, October 5 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, June 27. JP Morgan initiated PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) on Tuesday, March 21 with "Overweight" rating. It acts as an indicator of a company's profitability. Vetr lowered UnitedHealth Group from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, February 10th. Vetr downgraded PepsiCo, Inc. The firm has "Sell" rating by Zacks given on Monday, August 10.

The S&P 500 and the Dow indexes rose in morning trading on Wednesday as bank stocks added to gains following strong economic data and encouraging comments from Federal Reserve officials that sealed the case for a December rate increase.



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