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Is UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(NYSE: UNH), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is in the Health Care Plans industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, is 3296.5, and so far today it has a volume of 2976304. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 22.26%.

To help you determine whether UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.93 and forward P/E is 15.89. PEG perhaps more useful shows that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a value for PEG of 1.55. P/S ratio is 0.81 and the P/B ratio is 3.86. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.75 and 21.53 respectively.

At the current price UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is trading at, 144.01 (1.00% today), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.40%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.22, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.72% after growing 5.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.20%, and 24.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 947.51, and the number of shares float is 934.87. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 89.90%. The float short is 0.90%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.56. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.60%, and also a return on investment of 10.10%.

The ability for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.77 and total debt/equity is 0.96. In terms of margins, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 6.80%, and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a profit margin of 3.60%.

The 52 week high is 0.73%, with 54.23% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.52% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.90%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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