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Equities researchers at Leerink Swann boosted their target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) from $77.00 to $79.00 in a research report issued on Monday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. Leerink Swann’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 4.25% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on UNH. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. downgraded shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 16th. They now have a $79.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Separately, analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Tuesday, April 15th. They now have a $80.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Susquehanna raised their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $82.00 to $94.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. UnitedHealth Group presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.50.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) opened at 75.78 on Monday. UnitedHealth Group has a 52-week low of $58.03 and a 52-week high of $83.32. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $79.23 and a 200-day moving average of $74.11. The company has a market cap of $75.477 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.91.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 17th. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $31.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.03 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.16 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group will post $5.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) diversified health and well-being company.

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