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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 128489.56. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is 134.26 (with a change from open of -0.29%), this in conjunction with a target price of 161.95. Volume today has so far reached 1245344, with an average volume of about 2916.57. The GAP for this stock, is -0.33%.

The P/E ratio is 21.14, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.89. The current EPS for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, is 6.39, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 5.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.38%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, EPS is looking like it will grow 14.82% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 14.95%. Quarter over quarter is 10.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 28.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 10.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.60% and institutional ownership is 88.80%. Shares outstanding is 951.07, while shares float is at a value of 936.48. Float short for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is 0.80% and the short ratio is 2.58.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.74, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.91. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 6.60%. The profit margin is 3.50%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has seen returns on assets of 5.40%, and on investment, 10.10%. Return on equity is 17.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.41. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.73, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.53 and Price/cash is 15.64, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.37.

The simple moving averages are -3.02% and 3.38% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.64% and the 52 week low is 26.55%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a dividend yield of 1.85%, with a current price of 134.26. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 32.70%. This is in an industry, Health Care Plans, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is based in USA.

Performance in the Health Care Plans industry means that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has seen performance for the past week of -1.82%, with performance for the month coming to 0.86%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.63%, and for the half year the performance is 10.89%. Volatility for this week is 1.51% and for the month this is 1.47%.

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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