UNH - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

NYSE - Nasdaq Real-time price. Currency in USD
279.46
-21.97 (-7.29%)
As of 1:53PM EST. Market open.
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Previous close301.43
Open286.89
Bid278.19 x 800
Ask278.44 x 800
Day's range277.65 - 287.20
52-week range208.07 - 306.71
Volume5,274,047
Avg. volume3,484,121
Market cap265.088B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.67
PE ratio (TTM)19.50
EPS (TTM)14.33
Earnings date13 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
Forward dividend & yield4.32 (1.43%)
Ex-dividend date12 Mar 2020
1y target est338.17
  • Investors Face More Risk That Sanders Will Win, Wall Street Says
    Bloomberg

    Investors Face More Risk That Sanders Will Win, Wall Street Says

    (Bloomberg) -- As U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday, hit by mounting coronavirus fears, analysts also flagged the possibility that investors haven’t been taking Bernie Sanders seriously enough, after the Vermont senator’s surprisingly broad support in the Nevada caucuses Saturday. Sectors with exposure to the progressive Democratic candidate, including managed care companies and the biggest banks, underperformed in early trading. Centene Corp. and UnitedHealth Group ended last week lower and were the biggest decliners in health care on Monday, with both sinking more than 7%. The KBW Bank Index shed as much as 3.5%, the most since August, and fell to the lowest since late October, with Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. briefly dropping more than 4%.Here’s a sample of the latest commentary:Cowen, Jaret Seiberg“It appears to us that Sen. Bernie Sanders is not just solidifying his position but also could be a bigger threat to President Trump in the general election than the market appreciates,” Seiberg wrote in a note. “That would represent a major threat to financials and housing as Sanders has the most punitive agenda for these sectors given his plans for taxes and regulation.”Beacon Policy Advisors“In a politically polarized country where President Trump still remains underwater in his approval, the market is severely underestimating the chances of Sanders winning the presidency, and thus his potential impact on numerous companies and industries,” Beacon wrote in a note.Vital Knowledge, Adam Crisafulli“Sanders is very likely to become the Democratic nominee and he’s very likely going to lose in November,” Crisafulli wrote. However, he said that “investors should be altering their odds modestly as Bernie’s Nevada performance suggests he’ll be a more potent candidate than previously thought.”Sanders, he added, “appeals to many of the same disaffected groups that helped push Trump over the edge in certain critical states, suggesting Sanders may be a more competitive Electoral College candidate than Hillary was.” And Trump becomes “eminently beatable if the stock market and/or economy falters in the months preceding the election and this could become a self-fulfilling prophecy (as Bernie’s prospects improve, the fear of a Sanders presidency will weigh on economic activity and the stock market, helping to further fuel his odds).”Even so, Crisafulli said that “the economy is healthy, and this will matter more than anything.” Investors should keep in mind, he said, that Trump has a “major economic stimulus card in his back pocket in the form of existing tariffs – he could simply lift all the China trade restrictions should the market and/or economy falter further.”AGF Investments, Greg Valliere“The extent of Sanders’ win on Saturday in Nevada stunned party operatives,” Valliere wrote.“It would take quite a wild card to defeat Trump, but there’s a serious one that is impossible to handicap.” That’s the coronavirus, he said, as the “U.S. is not invulnerable.”“The risks on the coronavirus are clearly downside risks for everyone, including Trump,” he said. “Not even a very accommodative Federal Reserve could bail out Trump if Sanders somehow succeeds in blaming Republicans for being unprepared for a pandemic.”Compass Point, Isaac BoltanskyInvestors will be forced to reassess their assumptions that Trump would be heavily favored if Sanders “continues to gain both momentum and delegates,” Boltansky wrote. In particular, he flagged Sanders’ strength with Latino voters, which is a “promising signal.”“A progressive White House would weigh on health insurers, big tech, education services companies, M&A advisories, fossil fuel businesses, for-profit prisons, and large banks/PE firms,” he said. On the other hand, a progressive president may be good for Puerto Rico banks, workforce/manufactured housing companies like UMH Properties Inc., childcare providers such as Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. and “lower price-point” homebuilders, he said.KBW, Brian Gardner“Bernie Sanders’ surprising big win this past weekend in Nevada suggests that he might be in a stronger position to win the Democratic nomination than previously believed, and since Super Tuesday follows South Carolina so closely, Mr. Sanders might build unstoppable momentum,” Gardner wrote.At the same time, he said that the reason markets hadn’t so far reacted to Sanders’ surge was that he’s seen as unlikely to win and that he could “open the door for Republicans to retake the House and keep the Senate.” KBW thinks some centrist House Democrats who were elected in 2018 in swing districts may be in jeopardy, and a Sanders candidacy may make it tough for Democratic Senate candidates in Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina. “The combination of Mr. Sanders’ history of embracing socialism and Mr. Trump’s strong approval ratings on the economy make Sanders’ chances of winning in November weak,” he said.Jefferies, Jared HolzJefferies health care strategist Holz recommended taking profits in healthcare services after Sanders’ victory in Nevada.“The prudent move is reducing exposure” in areas like managed care, which are most exposed to ideas like Sanders’ Medicare for All push, Holz wrote. The group, which includes UnitedHealth Group, Anthem Inc., Humana Inc. and Centene, has rallied from October lows, but heightened concern around universal healthcare agendas argue in favor of paring back positions in the sector.Goldman Sachs, Asad HaiderHealth-care stocks “could now be entering a noisier period” after Sanders’ spike in popularity following last week’s Democratic debate, Haider said in a note late Friday. Sector investors are now focused on the extent to which the Vermont senator can hold the widening gap against other candidates on Super Tuesday, he said.Nomura Instinet, Matthew HowlettSanders winning the Democratic nomination would boost the chances the Trump administration will end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the November election, Howlett wrote earlier.He recommends clients buy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac common stock ahead of the Democratic convention. “It may sound counterintuitive, but we believe Bernie Sanders (who is coming off a strong showing Saturday and continues to increase his lead in the polls), as the Democratic nominee for president greatly increases the chances the GSEs will be released from conservatorship prior to any potential change at the White House in Jan. 2021,” Howlett said.A Sanders nomination would probably “motivate the current administration to act more with a sense of urgency,” and to finish tasks needed to prevent a new administration from reversing their moves, he said.Fannie common stock fell as much as 6.7%, the most since mid-December; Freddie slid as much as 5.1%, also the most since mid-December.\--With assistance from Bailey Lipschultz and Cristin Flanagan.To contact the reporter on this story: Felice Maranz in New York at fmaranz@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at clarkin4@bloomberg.net, Scott Schnipper, Steven FrommFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • UnitedHealth Stock Falls 5%
    Investing.com

    UnitedHealth Stock Falls 5%

    Investing.com - UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) Stock fell by 4.82% to trade at $287.01 by 09:30 (14:30 GMT) on Monday on the NYSE exchange.

  • Business Wire

    UnitedHealthcare Helps Confront the Opioid Epidemic with New Oral Health Public Toolkit

    UnitedHealthcare has expanded its efforts to help address the connection between dental care and the opioid epidemic, introducing a public toolkit with information to help support oral health care professionals and patients, especially after wisdom-teeth removal for teens and young adults.

  • Business Wire

    UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People Affected by Floods in Mississippi

    UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people who may be affected by the recent floods in Mississippi.

  • Business Wire

    UnitedHealth Group Board Authorizes Payment of Quarterly Dividend

    The UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) board of directors has authorized payment of a cash dividend of $1.08 per share, to be paid on March 24, 2020, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on March 16, 2020.

  • UnitedHealth (UNH) Up 0.5% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
    Zacks

    UnitedHealth (UNH) Up 0.5% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Is UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Outperforming Other Medical Stocks This Year?
    Zacks

    Is UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Outperforming Other Medical Stocks This Year?

    Is (UNH) Outperforming Other Medical Stocks This Year?

  • What To Know Before Buying UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) For Its Dividend
    Simply Wall St.

    What To Know Before Buying UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) For Its Dividend

    Could UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) be an attractive dividend share to own for the long haul? Investors...

  • Health Insurers Rally After Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire
    Bloomberg

    Health Insurers Rally After Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire

    (Bloomberg) -- Managed care is leading gains in the health-care sector after Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary for the Democratic nomination for president.It may seem counter-intuitive, but investors have been shaking off worries about the self-avowed democratic socialist and his progressive politics and are becoming increasingly convinced that Donald Trump will be able to beat Sanders.Health insurers would be particularly vulnerable to a Sanders presidency, given his support for a single payer health-care system dubbed Medicare for All.Centene Corp., Humana Inc., Anthem Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. all advanced more than 4% on Wednesday, spurring a seven-member index of S&P managed care companies to an intraday record.Concern about an attack on the pharmaceutical industry and the high cost of prescription medicines from the Trump administration may also be easing after the President’s latest budget, released this week, back-pedaled on more specific proposals from years past.The $21 billion Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund, known by its ticker XLV, rose for the third day in a row.“Based on numerous conversations pertaining to the primary’s impact on the health-care sector, the Street actually seems fairly comfortable with the current state of affairs including success out of more progressive candidates including Senator Sanders,” said Jared Holz, a Jefferies health-care strategist.(Updates stock moves throughout)To contact the reporter on this story: Cristin Flanagan in New York at cflanagan1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at clarkin4@bloomberg.net, Scott Schnipper, Steven FrommFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • UnitedHealth Stock Rises 4%
    Investing.com

    UnitedHealth Stock Rises 4%

    Investing.com - UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) Stock rose by 4.07% to trade at $302.60 by 10:12 (15:12 GMT) on Wednesday on the NYSE exchange.

  • Trump Budget 2021 Likely to Impact These Sector ETFs
    Zacks

    Trump Budget 2021 Likely to Impact These Sector ETFs

    President Donald Trump delivered his latest budget proposal for 2021 and out these ETFs in focus.

  • Business Wire

    Catalyst Health Network and UnitedHealthcare’s Accountable Care Relationship Improving Patient Care in North Texas

    Catalyst Health Network and UnitedHealthcare’s accountable care organization significantly increased preventive screening and reduced costs in TX

  • Cigna (CI) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates, Rise Y/Y
    Zacks

    Cigna (CI) Q4 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates, Rise Y/Y

    Cigna (CI) Q4 results reflect revenue and membership growth on the back of Express Scripts acquisition.

  • UnitedHealth Stock Falls 4%
    Investing.com

    UnitedHealth Stock Falls 4%

    Investing.com - UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) Stock fell by 4.12% to trade at $280.76 by 09:48 (14:48 GMT) on Monday on the NYSE exchange.

  • Is UnitedHealth Group (UNH) a Great Pick for Value Investors?
    Zacks

    Is UnitedHealth Group (UNH) a Great Pick for Value Investors?

    Let's see if UnitedHealth (UNH) stock is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now from multiple angles.

  • Investor: Health stocks a buy with Obamacare here to stay, Medicare-for-All not likely
    Yahoo Finance

    Investor: Health stocks a buy with Obamacare here to stay, Medicare-for-All not likely

    Health care stocks may be under pressure from Democratic candidates' rhetoric and Congressional scrutiny, but don't dump them yet, one analyst says.

  • Healthcare in Retirement: Personal Finance 101
    Zacks

    Healthcare in Retirement: Personal Finance 101

    Like all retirement-related things, healthcare is very important to plan for (financially and emotionally). Here's what retirees need to know about healthcare in your nest egg years.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Roche, Royal Dutch Shell, Citigroup, UnitedHealth and Costco Wholesale
    Zacks

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Roche, Royal Dutch Shell, Citigroup, UnitedHealth and Costco Wholesale

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Roche, Royal Dutch Shell, Citigroup, UnitedHealth and Costco Wholesale

  • Business Wire

    AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Symphonix Health Insurance, Inc., a UnitedHealthcare Company

    AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a+" to Symphonix Health Insurance, Inc. (Symphonix Health) (Schaumburg, IL), a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UnitedHealth Group) [NYSE: UNH]. The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is positive.

  • Top Stock Research Reports for Roche, Royal Dutch Shell & Citigroup
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    Top Stock Research Reports for Roche, Royal Dutch Shell & Citigroup

    Top Stock Research Reports for Roche, Royal Dutch Shell & Citigroup

  • Business Wire

    New Research Finds Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage Spend Less Than Those in Medicare Fee-for-Service

    New UnitedHealth Group research finds beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage spend less than those in Medicare fee-for-service.

  • Government run health care: A cost-saver or 'unfair competition'?
    Yahoo Finance

    Government run health care: A cost-saver or 'unfair competition'?

    Amid surging health care costs and acrimonious public debate, a new study found that a public-run system would save money over time.