UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] Revenue clocked in at $348.51 billion, down -10.11% YTD: What’s Next?

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [NYSE: UNH] loss -3.04% or -14.95 points to close at $476.58 with a heavy trading volume of 4919899 shares. The company report on August 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM that Optum Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Advancing the Use of Real-World Evidence by Life Sciences Companies and for Its Market-leading Position.

With a legacy of industry leadership, Optum offers a compelling value proposition and innovative solutions that effectively address market gaps, underpinning its sustained success.

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Frost & Sullivan recently assessed the landscape for real-world evidence (RWE) information technology (IT) solutions for the healthcare industry and, based on its research results, recognizes Optum with the 2023 North American Company of the Year Award. The RWE division operates in the healthcare life sciences industry, with access to 285 million lives worth of deidentified real-world data (RWD). The division of Optum focused on RWE IT solutions specializes in real-world data, health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), epidemiology, and commercial analytics. The company has worked with RWE for over 25 years and offers a long-term perspective to maintain sustainability, thus providing information to regulators, providers, payers, and patients. The company aims to make healthcare simpler and more effective by transforming evidence into action.

It opened the trading session at $492.36, the shares rose to $493.82 and dropped to $476.29, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for UNH points out that the company has recorded -0.23% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -6.93% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 3.67M shares, UNH reached to a volume of 4919899 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 $573.46 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.

UBS have made an estimate for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on July 19, 2023.

The Average True Range (ATR) for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is set at 8.12, with the Price to Sales ratio for UNH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.38, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 45.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for UNH in the course of the last twelve months was 11.53.

Trading performance analysis for UNH stock

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.36. With this latest performance, UNH shares dropped by -5.59% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -0.23% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.85% 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 33.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 25.02, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 39.39 for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 490.91, while it was recorded at 488.27 for the last single week of trading, and 494.62 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 +8.77. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +6.21.

Return on Total Capital for UNH is now 20.64, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.86. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 26.91, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.63. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 80.30. Additionally, UNH Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 44.54, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.95. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 75.02, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 41.61.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] managed to generate an average of $50,300 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 12.78%.

An analysis of Institutional ownership at UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH]

The top three institutional holders of UNH stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.31 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2089%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $170.67 trillion in UNH stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $150.98 trillion in UNH stock with ownership which is approximately 5.7381%.

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