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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH

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 134086.98. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH performance year to date is 21.28%. Today UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH has gained 0.77%, with a current price of 140.79.

Ownership of the company is 0.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 32.70%. Return of assets are at 5.40%, with return on investment at 10.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.74. While Total debt/equity is 0.91. With a profit margin of 3.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 6.60%. 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 5.50%. A performance for the year of 27.14%. The 52-week high is -2.10%, and the 52-week low is 32.70%. The average volume for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, UNH is 2804600.

With a target price of 162.09, 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 22.03 and a forward P/E of 15.52. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.47. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.76 and 3.68 respectively. For P/cash, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a value of 16.32, while it is 20.22 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 140.79, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.78%. We see a return on equity of 17.80%.

Looking more long-term UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.95%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.60% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 5.50% for this year and for the last five years a 8.00% growth has been seen.

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