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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$270.64 USD


+3.42 (1.28%)

Updated Dec 12, 2018 04:01 PM ET

After-Market: $271.34 +0.70 (0.26%) 7:58 PM ET

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Company Summary

UnitedHealthcare Group Inc. is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with the physicians and care professionals, and hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

General Information

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated



Phone: 952-936-1300

Fax: 952-936-1819



Industry Medical - HMOs
Sector Medical
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 9/30/2018
Next EPS Date 1/15/2019

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 3.22
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 12.81
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 13.60
Next EPS Report Date 1/15/2019

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 267.22
52 Week High 287.94
52 Week Low 208.48
Beta 0.76
20 Day Moving Average 3,552,297.25
Target Price Consensus 303.12


% Price Change
4 Week -0.74
12 Week 1.49
YTD 21.21
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 2.47
12 Week 11.79
YTD 22.54
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 962.03
Market Capitalization (millions) 257,074.78
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 5/31/2005
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 1.35%
Annual Dividend $3.60
Payout Ratio 0.30
Change in Payout Ratio 0.00
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 11/30/2018 / $0.90

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 20.86
Trailing 12 Months 21.94
PEG Ratio 1.54
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 28.20%
vs. Previous Quarter 8.60%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 12.39%
vs. Previous Quarter 0.84%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 4.89
Price/Cash Flow 21.28
Price / Sales 1.17
9/30/18 23.62
6/30/18 22.79
3/31/18 22.06
9/30/18 8.00
6/30/18 7.65
3/31/18 7.41
Current Ratio
9/30/18 0.69
6/30/18 0.75
3/31/18 0.71
Quick Ratio
9/30/18 0.69
6/30/18 0.75
3/31/18 0.71
Operating Margin
9/30/18 5.46
6/30/18 5.28
3/31/18 5.11
Net Margin
9/30/18 5.71
6/30/18 5.55
3/31/18 5.41
Pre-Tax Margin
9/30/18 7.04
6/30/18 7.04
3/31/18 7.04
Book Value
9/30/18 54.65
6/30/18 52.85
3/31/18 52.06
Inventory Turnover
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 NA
3/31/18 NA
9/30/18 0.61
6/30/18 0.63
3/31/18 0.56
Debt to Capital
9/30/18 39.14
6/30/18 40.06
3/31/18 37.56