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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 2950.15, and so far today it has a volume of 2816400. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 16.67%.

To help you determine whether UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.19 and forward P/E is 14.94. PEG perhaps more useful shows that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a value for PEG of 1.42. P/S ratio is 0.73 and the P/B ratio is 3.54. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.6 and 19.33 respectively.

At the current price UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is trading at, 135.44 (0.33% today), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.85%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 32.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.39, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.58% after growing 5.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.50%, and 28.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 946.33, and the number of shares float is 936.45. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 88.90%. The float short is 0.71%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.24. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.40%, 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 0.74 and total debt/equity is 0.91. In terms of margins, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 6.60%, and UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a profit margin of 3.50%.

The 52 week high is -5.82%, with 27.66% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.40% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.66%.

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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