UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Director Gail R. Wilensky sold 5,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $199.49, for a total value of $1,117,144.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 60,834 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,135,774.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE UNH) traded up 0.27% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $198.17. The stock had a trading volume of 2,684,599 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $194.00 and a 200 day moving average price of $179.23. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a 52-week low of $132.39 and a 52-week high of $200.44. The firm has a market cap of $191.60 billion, a PE ratio of 23.81 and a beta of 0.63.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.08. UnitedHealth Group had a return on equity of 21.52% and a net margin of 4.32%. The business had revenue of $50.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $49.97 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.96 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated will post $9.87 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. UnitedHealth Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.13%.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in UNH. Patten & Patten Inc. TN grew its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 14.2% during the first quarter. Patten & Patten Inc. TN now owns 7,125 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $1,169,000 after buying an additional 885 shares during the last quarter. Barometer Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 37.5% during the first quarter. Barometer Capital Management Inc. now owns 152,900 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $25,077,000 after buying an additional 41,700 shares during the last quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the first quarter worth about $331,000. Ledyard National Bank grew its holdings in shares of UnitedHealth Group by 62.7% during the first quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 1,103 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 425 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the first quarter worth about $1,068,000. 86.21% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Cowen and Company reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $220.00 price target (up from $175.00) on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Friday, August 11th. UBS AG reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on UnitedHealth Group from $210.00 to $215.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $215.00 price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Leerink Swann reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research report on Friday, June 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $203.41.

UnitedHealth Group Company Profile

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. The Company operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. It conducts its operations through two business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum.

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