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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) was downgraded by research analysts at Jefferies Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $87.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 5.99% from the company’s current price. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) traded down 0.80% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $82.08. 3,829,357 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. UnitedHealth Group has a 52-week low of $65.92 and a 52-week high of $83.44. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $80.2 and a 200-day moving average of $77.13. The company has a market cap of $80.427 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.19.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 17th. The company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted $1.16 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that UnitedHealth Group will post $5.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

UNH has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Sterne Agee initiated coverage on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, June 27th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, June 6th. They now have a $84.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Monday, April 21st. They now have a $80.00 price target on the stock. Two analysts have 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. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.33.

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

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