UnitedHealth 3Q earnings and revenue top expectations

19 October, 2018, 22:43 | Author: Kara Nash
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Natixis owned approximately 0.08% of UnitedHealth Group worth $196,879,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding UNH? Welch Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $106,000.

Analysts assigned consensus rating of 1.6.

The stock has turned around 34.57% yearly, so it gives a chance to investors, traders, shareholders and stakeholders to take a look at the complete situation of the market. Another trade for 5,740 shares valued at $1.51 million was sold by WILENSKY GAIL R. 15,393 shares were sold by WILSON D ELLEN, worth $4.07 million on Friday, August 24. Lara May & Associates LLC now owns 1,146 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $246,000 after purchasing an additional 208 shares during the period.

An earnings forecast is an analyst's outlook for a company's future quarterly or annual earnings. Now 28.80% of shares owned by company management and 42.10% of shares possessed by institutional investors. The stock recently closed its previous session at $272.57 by showing a percentage change of 4.73% from its previous day closing price of $260.25. Overall, 3.87 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average trading volume of 2.53 Million shares. It further adds high and low ranges like from 80 to 20 and from 90 to 10.

The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. 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%.

The forecast from UnitedHealth, the largest USA health insurer, came as it reported better-than-expected third quarter profit, sending shares up 3.7 percent to $269.65. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $58.62 Billion and $57.08 Billion, respectively. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 25.1%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a result, the company has an EPS growth of 13.45% for the approaching year.


UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has an Analysts' Mean Recommendation of 1.6, according to data compiled by Finviz.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 18th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 6th.

The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $3.6 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.32 Percent. UnitedHealth Group's dividend payout ratio is now 35.75%. Shares are now at 35.18% over the past year and year to date performance pointed at 18.05%.

The company's earnings per share shows growth of 31.10% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 13.45%. Investors also expect the good YTD performance from the stock. The mare price or price trend does not suggest the suitability of a stock. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 66,402 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,549,384.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. This is based on a 1-5 numeric scale where Rating Scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell, 5.0 Strong Sell. Royal Bank of Canada raised their target price on UnitedHealth Group to $308.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Wednesday. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company's shares has been set at $292.90.

Sell side analysts plays vital role in buying and selling a stock where 7 analysts rated UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 0 reported Hold, and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. UnitedHealth Group presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $286.17. United Asset Strategies reported 0.18% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). 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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