UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [NYSE: UNH] gained 1.52% or 6.36 points to close at $423.71 with a heavy trading volume of 3131343 shares. The company report on September 2, 2021 that United Health Foundation Donates $1 Million to Support Residents of Louisiana Affected by Hurricane Ida.
Company is also helping affected members access care, early prescription refills.
The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) – the parent company of UnitedHealthcare and Optum – announced a $1 million donation to help Louisiana residents recover and rebuild following the devastating impact of Hurricane Ida.
It opened the trading session at $419.16, the shares rose to $424.40 and dropped to $418.24, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for UNH points out that the company has recorded 22.07% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -46.29% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 2.79M shares, UNH reached to a volume of 3131343 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $458.97 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 1.80. 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.
Seaport Global Securities have made an estimate for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 09, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price from $450 to $522. The new note on the price target was released on June 01, 2021, representing the official price target for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $478, while Wells Fargo analysts kept a Overweight rating on UNH stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is set at 6.08, with the Price to Sales ratio for UNH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.46. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.80, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 21.13. Price to Free Cash Flow for UNH in the course of the last twelve months was 29.26.
Trading performance analysis for UNH stock
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.65. With this latest performance, UNH shares gained by 0.51% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 22.07% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 32.31% 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 56.99, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.14, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 56.13 for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 414.17, while it was recorded at 418.88 for the last single week of trading, and 377.73 for the last 200 days.
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] shares currently have an operating margin of +8.71. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.99.
Return on Total Capital for UNH is now 20.29, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.27. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 25.02, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.16. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 66.37. Additionally, UNH Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 39.89, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.66. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 59.01, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 35.47.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] managed to generate an average of $46,676 per employee.
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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 13.02%.
An analysis of insider ownership at UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]
There are presently around $350,987 million, or 89.10% of UNH stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UNH stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 78,566,857, which is approximately -0.116% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 69,027,290 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $29.25 billion in UNH stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $21.38 billion in UNH stock with ownership of nearly 0.581% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,335 institutional holders increased their position in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [NYSE:UNH] by around 27,071,589 shares. Additionally, 1,003 investors decreased positions by around 25,173,561 shares, while 321 investors held positions by with 776,120,903 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 828,366,053 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UNH stock had 167 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,458,247 shares, while 70 institutional investors sold positions of 622,650 shares during the same period.