UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) saw a downside of -0.85% to close Monday at $404.99 after subtracting -$3.47 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,613,780 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $411.21 in the past week. An average of 2,857,575 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,529,428.
UNH’s 1-month performance is 0.27% or $1.08 on its low of $383.12 reached on 10/01/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $299.60 and high of $431.36, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 08/20/21. YTD, UNH has achieved 15.49% or $54.31. However, the current price is down -6.11%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Sep 17, 25 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH). BURKE RICHARD T (Director) most recently sold 2,500 shares at $419.00 per share on Sep 17. This transaction cost the insider $1,047,500. Director, BURKE RICHARD T, sold 10,000 shares at a price of $418.06 on Sep 15. Then, on Sep 14, Director BURKE RICHARD T sold 2,500 shares at a price of $416.75 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,041,875.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 28.38 and a low of 13.60. UNH stock has a beta of 0.80. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.39 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 5.54, with the price to cash flow ratio at 27.84.
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $5.80 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.43% and the payout ratio is 33.90%. UNH’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 21, when it paid $1.45 a share compared with prior rate of $1.45, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.20 reported on Wednesday June 9 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 68.00% yearly.
It is projected that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s next ex-dividend date will be on 7-Dec. UNH is expected to distribute $1.45 as its next dividend.
As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.64, while the total debt to equity was 0.70 while for the period ending June 29; UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s operating margin was 7.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $67.0 billion against revenue of $257.14 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected UNH to announce $4.43 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $4.7, representing a 6.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $6.76 billion. UNH stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 138.27 billion, with total debt at $48.22 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $942.92 million
Let’s look briefly at UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 52.75% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 23.14%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $401.17, reflecting a +4.65% or $17.98 change from its current price. UNH is currently trading -2.30% above its 20-day SMA, -1.10% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -1.75% and +19.97% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 66.55% and 52.69% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 8.64. The RSI (14) points at 49.36%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 68.93% with the period’s ATR at 8.30. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 8.67 and 5.76 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH), SVB Leerink launched coverage with an Outperform rating. Analysts offering their rating for UNH stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate UNH as a “sell,”, while 3 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 23 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is UNH’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $421.00 and a high of $522.00, with their median price target at $465.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) stock is $467.38.