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Morning Stock Stories: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, (UNH)

Friday February 24th 2017: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Health Care Plans in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH  has a market cap of 179.99 B. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH performance year to date is 15.90%. Today UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH has gained 0.04%, with a current price of 185.56.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 31.40%. Return of assets are at 6.00%, with return on investment at 11.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.62. While Total debt/equity is 0.81. With a profit margin of 4.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 7.10%. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH has seen a EPS growth of 20.60%. A performance for the year of 31.10%. The 52-week high is -1.64%, and the 52-week low is 40.16%. The average volume for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH is 85838.

With a target price of 192.74, can UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a P/E of 23.74 and a forward P/E of 17.2. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.6. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.95 and 4.22 respectively. For P/cash, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a value of 11.15, while it is 18.43 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 185.56, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.62%. We see a return on equity of 19.70%.

Looking more long-term UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.06% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 20.60% for this year and for the last five years a 8.90% growth has been seen.

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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