[Business Wire] – UnitedHealthcare today announced its 2014 portfolio of Medicare plans, which features new ways for beneficiaries to save money on their Medicare coverage. With the addition of Walm
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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), valued at $73.59B, started the session at $72.59.
Looking at today’s market, UNH one day range is $72.17 to $72.69 with the price of the stock fluctuating between $51.09 to $75.88.
UNH shares are currently priced at 13.19x this year’s forecasted earnings,
which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 16.84x earnings multiple.
The company pays shareholders $1.12 per share annually in dividends, yielding 1.50% .
According to a consensus of 21 analysts, the earnings estimate of $1.52 per share would be $0.02 better than the year-ago quarter but a $0.01 sequential decrease. What we find to be interesting is that the full-year EPS estimate of $5.50 is $0.22 better when compared to the previous year’s annual results.
The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $30.83 Billion. If realized, that would be a 12.93% increase over the year-ago quarter.
More recently, Standpoint Research downgraded (UNH) from Buy to Hold (Jun 17, 2013).
Previously, Oppenheimer upgraded (UNH) from Perform to Outperform. Oppenheimer upgraded (UNH) from Underperform to Perform.
Given all the information above, we should disclose to readers that the average price target is $78.60, which is 8.28% above than it opened this morning.
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The companys UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for large national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses and individuals.
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