Argus slashes price target on UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] – find out why.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [NYSE: UNH] closed the trading session at $344.51 on 11/18/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $343.09, while the highest price level was $354.05. The company report on November 18, 2020 that United Health Foundation and Any Baby Can Partner to Expand Maternal Care for At-Risk Women in Texas.

Three-year, $2 million grant partnership will help expand services to nearly 500 families .

The United Health Foundation is teaming up with Any Baby Can to expand at-home maternal care services and improve the health of at-risk prenatal women. The three-year, $2 million partnership will focus on improving pregnancy outcomes, decreasing pre-term births, and empowering mothers and their partners to create better futures for themselves and their babies.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 17.19 percent and weekly performance of -2.04 percent. The stock has been moved at 20.08 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 6.52 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 9.95 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.95M shares, UNH reached to a volume of 2718487 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for UNH shares is $368.58 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on UNH stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Argus have made an estimate for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on October 19, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, SVB Leerink raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on July 01, 2020, representing the official price target for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $384, while Goldman analysts kept a Buy rating on UNH stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is set at 10.22, with the Price to Sales ratio for UNH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.29. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.02, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 18.56. Price to Free Cash Flow for UNH in the course of the last twelve months was 20.71.

UNH stock trade performance evaluation

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.04. With this latest performance, UNH shares gained by 6.52% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 20.08% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 25.63% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for UNH stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.76, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.53, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.02 for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 322.12, while it was recorded at 352.70 for the last single week of trading, and 296.84 for the last 200 days.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] shares currently have an operating margin of +8.13. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.71.

Return on Total Capital for UNH is now 20.09, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.05. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 25.32, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.36. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 77.47. Additionally, UNH Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 43.65, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 25.25. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 69.36, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.08.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] managed to generate an average of $42,582 per employee.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated posted 3.9/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 3.77/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 3.40%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for UNH. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated go to 12.69%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $285,886 million, or 89.70% of UNH stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UNH stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 79,780,738, which is approximately -1.172% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 73,223,633 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $25.23 billion in UNH stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $18.01 billion in UNH stock with ownership of nearly -5.383% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 1,108 institutional holders increased their position in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [NYSE:UNH] by around 24,409,569 shares. Additionally, 947 investors decreased positions by around 28,618,992 shares, while 275 investors held positions by with 776,806,498 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 829,835,059 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UNH stock had 140 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,859,592 shares, while 81 institutional investors sold positions of 1,189,757 shares during the same period.

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