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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Director Gail R. Wilensky unloaded 10,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total transaction of $884,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 50,979 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,333,215. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on UNH shares. Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. Separately, analysts at Sterne Agee reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Monday, July 21st. They now have a $87.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $80.00. Finally, analysts at Raymond James reiterated a “strong-buy” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $98.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $87.00. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $88.24.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) traded up 1.48% on Wednesday, hitting $86.38. The stock had a trading volume of 5,804,220 shares. UnitedHealth Group has a 52-week low of $66.72 and a 52-week high of $87.24. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $83.1 and a 200-day moving average of $79.52. The company has a market cap of $83.929 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.57.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 17th. The company reported $1.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $32.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.01 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.40 earnings per share. UnitedHealth Group’s revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group will post $5.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.375 per share. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 10th.

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

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