Andra AP fonden Purchases New Position in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Inc. reported Tuesday that it's earnings increased 28 Percent over the third quarter in 2017

UnitedHealth Group Inc. reported Tuesday that it's earnings increased 28 Percent over the third quarter in 2017

The classification of companies into different caps also allows investors to gauge the growth versus risk potential. Argent Trust Co now owns 13,911 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $3,066,000 after buying an additional 1,061 shares in the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 6,616,652 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $1,623,329,000 after buying an additional 710,745 shares during the last quarter. UnitedHealth Group had 17 analyst reports since April 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel.

The company exchanged hands with 3844365 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 2.63M shares while its relative volume stands at 1.46. MAI Capital Management increased its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 2.5% during the second quarter. First Pacific Advisors LLC now owns 4,400 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $942,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Financial investors own 0.50% stake in the business, while Beta Factor, which is generally used to evaluate the riskiness of the security, was moved 0.81. Nelson Steven H sold $7.05M worth of stock.

We already know that UNH appears to be undervalued based on its PE ratio, compared to the industry average. The stock analysts must have an in-depth knowledge about the stock market, sector and trends so that they could make their precise, accurate and concrete analysis over the changing trends in the stock market. The term Perf Week is often used by stock analysts in order to weigh up the weekly performance of shares, dividends, bonds, gold, silver and other items existing in the stock market. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Since April 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $37.10 million activity.

UNH has been the subject of several recent analyst reports.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, (NYSE: UNH) exhibits a change of 4.73% during the last trading, with the company's shares hitting the price near 272.57 on active trading volume of 6034894 contrast its three months average trading volume of 2.58M. ValuEngine raised UnitedHealth Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on UnitedHealth Group from $278.00 to $305.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 5th.

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Outperform is an analyst recommendation which means that a stock is expected to do slightly better than the market return.

SMA (Simple Moving Average): Its distance from 20 days simple moving average is -2.71%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -2.26% while it has a distance of -2.09% from the 200 days simple moving average.

Shares of UNH stock opened at $272.57 on Wednesday. During previous trade 6.43 Million shares of Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) exchanged hands whereas on average nearly 2.58 Million shares has been traded. The company has PEG ratio of 1.57 and price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.75 and a quick ratio of 0.75. The stock price disclosed 1.37% volatility in past month and identified 2.21% volatility for the past week. The healthcare conglomerate reported $3.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.29 by $0.12. Tracking twelve months period, Return on equity (ROE) noticed at -5.50% while Return on asset (ROA) noted at -5.10%. This will be compared to the 12.5% increase witnessed over the past five years. As it had done in its Q2 earnings report, UnitedHealth once again raised its end-of-year outlook for adjusted net earnings per share to $12.80, eclipsing previous projections between $12.50 to $12.75 per share.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 18th. Investors of record on Friday, September 7th were given a $0.90 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 6th. The Company holds dividend yield of 1.38% with Payout Ratio of 25.70%. UnitedHealth Group's dividend payout ratio is now 35.75%.

UnitedHealth Group is trading at price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 21.2x, which tells us the stock is undervalued based on its latest annual earnings update compared to the healthcare average of 21.8x, and overvalued compared to the USA market average ratio of 19.35x.This multiple is a median of profitable companies of 24 Healthcare companies in United States including Quantum Medical Transport, Cross Country Healthcare and U.S. NeuroSurgical Holdings.

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