An Analysis Of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)’s Weekly Performance


As of Friday close, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s (NYSE:UNH) stock was down -$2.52, moving down -0.53 percent to $469.50. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,646,180 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $9.17 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,219,910, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,690,110.

Since last month, UNH stock retreated -4.43%. Shares of the company fell to $457.59 on 03/10/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $558.10 was reached on 01/03/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $449.70. Since the beginning of this year, UNH’s stock price has dropped by -11.45% or -$60.68, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -15.88% since its 52-week high.

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UNH stock investors should be aware that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 101 days ago on Dec 07. McSweeney Erin, the EVP Chief People Officer of the company, disposed of 450 shares for $542.30 on Dec 07. It resulted in a $244,035 divestment by the insider. McSweeney Erin sold 616 shares at an average price of $535.00 on Dec 02. The insider now owns 8,463 shares following the transaction. On Aug 26, Chief Accounting Officer ROOS THOMAS E sold 465 shares at $542.37 apiece. The transaction was valued at $252,201.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has a P/E ratio of about 22.16. The stock’s beta is 0.69. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.36, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.64, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 25.40 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $1.65 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $1.65. On Thursday June 9 2022, a $0.20 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.70, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.74. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 8.80%. Based on annual data, UNH earned $79.62 billion in gross profit and brought in $324.16 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 16.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 27.00%.

In UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $54.51 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. UNH’s revenue rose 10.92% to $80.89 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $82.79 billion. While analysts expected UnitedHealth Group Incorporated to report $5.17 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $5.34 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 3.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $7.87 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated were 164.25 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $62.45 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $932.85 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s (UNH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 14.10%, the RSI 9-day stood at 43.95% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current UnitedHealth Group Incorporated price is up by +1.99% percent or $9.17. At present, UNH shares trade -3.66% below its 20-day simple moving average and -12.03% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.94% below its SMA50 and -5.49% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 36.74% and Stochastic coefficient D was 28.25%, while ATR was 9.11. Given the Stochastic reading of 44.51% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 42.42%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.77, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.95.

Analyst Ratings

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, UNH is a sell, and 4 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 4 analysts rate UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock as buy, with 18 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $600.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $535.00 – $650.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) will achieve an average price target of $597.96.


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