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UnitedHealth Earnings Show Why It Is a Top Dow Stock

19 October 2018, 02:30 | Melissa Porter

UnitedHealth 3Q earnings and revenue top expectations

: UnitedHealth Raises Outlook - Quick Facts

Moving on, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) last reported its September 2018 earnings. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, April 18 report.

UNH has been the topic of several other reports.

While other health players including CVS Health, Aetna Inc and Cigna Corp are embarking on major merger deals, UnitedHealth has doubled down on a strategy of reining in costs and expanding its medical services group. Now the ROI of ING Group, N.V. (NYSE:ING) is 6.1% while the ROI of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) is 13.6%. Raymond James increased their price target on UnitedHealth Group from $285.00 to $304.00 and gave the stock a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Monday, September 24th. Different analysts and financial institutions use various valuation methods and consider different economic forces when deciding on a price target. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Meanwhile, the trading corporation has 50 days moving average ratio of 200.33% related to its latest price change.

Shares of NYSE UNH opened at $260.25 on Friday. A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low return. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The stock was sold at an average price of $265.00, for a total value of $2,157,630.00. Below is a list of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) latest ratings and price target changes. The company said that it had $3.41 in earnings per share (EPS) and $56.56 billion in revenue, which compares with consensus estimates of 3.29 in EPS and revenue of $56.34 billion. As UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 1.17, 24.09 and 5.18 respectively.

UnitedHealth Group Inc added more members to its health insurance plans in the third quarter, helping the industry bellwether beat profit estimates and raise its earnings forecast for the full year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.46 earnings per share. Revenues grew 12.4 percent year-over-year to $56.6 billion, with strong revenue growth rates across both UnitedHealthcare and Optum.

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 18th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 6th. UnitedHealth Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.75%. The shares were sold at an average price of $255.72, for a total value of $45,262.44. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 29,053 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,429,433.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Now 28.80% of shares owned by company management and 42.10% of shares possessed by institutional investors. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. SA exchanged a volume of 848236 shares in the Monday trading period as compared to its average volume of 397.95K shares over the last three months period. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company's earnings power. Trustcore Financial Services LLC lifted its stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 34.1% during the 2nd quarter.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) shares have been seen trading 0.18% off its 52 week- peak value and changed 42.44% from its 52 week-bottom price value.

Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 1.6. Argent Trust Co raised its position in UnitedHealth Group by 27.8% in the second quarter. At the end of the day, it's only a stock's performance that matters. Summit Trail Advisors LLC lifted its position in UnitedHealth Group by 19,286.4% during the first quarter. The relative volume observed at 1.47. This rating scale created between 1 and 5. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.35% of the company's stock.

On The Other side UnitedHealth Group Incorporated a U.S. based Company, belongs to Healthcare sector and Health Care Plans industry. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The division includes health care services for patients, a division for analytics and information technology and a pharmaceutical benefits management (PBM) business.

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