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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday , Analyst Ratings Network reports. The stock traded as high as $84.69 and last traded at $84.47, with a volume of 2,056,625 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $82.87.

A number of research firms have recently commented on UNH. Analysts at Jefferies Group downgraded shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $87.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Separately, 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. Finally, 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. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.33.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $80.64 and a 200-day moving average of $77.23. The company has a market cap of $82.877 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.21.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last posted its quarterly earnings results 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 $5.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

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