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Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE: UNH)

Last Updated: Dec-07-2016 20:14:22

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Today's UnitedHealth Group Stock Update

Here's a daily update on the UnitedHealth Group stock price for interested investors, plus some key data on UNH stock that's important to know. While we frequently give readers a more detailed UnitedHealth Group stock price analysis, you can get a quick rundown of key UNH numbers here, for December 08, 2016.To start, let's look at the UnitedHealth Group stock closing price. Shares ended the day's trading session at $159.40. They rose 1.32% or $2.08 from the previous day's close.Here's how the current UnitedHealth Group stock price level compares to recent highs and lows...UNH is trading at a price more than it was one-year ago, with shares having risen by 37.52%.

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The UnitedHealth Group stock price 52-week high is $162.52. That was hit on 12/02/2016. The UNH stock 52-week low is $107.51, reached on 1/14/2016.Another number to look at - UNH trading volume yesterday was 3,216,700. That's lower than UnitedHealth Group stock's average daily trading volume of 4,552,337.UnitedHealth Group's market capitalization - the amount of shares outstanding times the share price - is 151,810,966,000. That gives UnitedHealth Group a large market cap, because it's between 10 billion and 200 billion. As of the start of April 2016, Apple has the biggest market cap of all publicly traded companies.

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The current P/E (price/earnings) ratio of UnitedHealth Group stock is 21.48. That's less than the March 2016 S&P 500 P/E ratio of about 23. To really gauge if this stock's P/E is high or low, you should compare UNH to other companies in the same industry.The current EPS (earnings per share) of UNH is 6.77.Beta - how closely the stock trades with the overall market, with a beta of 1 meaning it trades in step with the broader index -- for UnitedHealth Group is 0.67.UnitedHealth Group stock has a dividend yield of 1.59%. Generally a dividend yield of 2% or more is decent for those investors who want income from dividend stocks.Money Morning gives you UnitedHealth Group stock news daily. We publish new info on UNH and dozens of other key companies we're watching now, every day, so investors will never miss an opportunity. As always, our content is free.

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Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE: UNH) Profile

Prior Close$157.32
Market Cap$151.81 B
PE Ratio21.43
UnitedHealth Group Inc. offers health care coverage and related services to help people achieve improved health and well-being through all stages of life. The company's products and services reflect a number of core capabilities including medical information management health benefit administration care coordination risk assessment and pricing health benefit design and provider contracting. With these capabilities it is able to provide comprehensive health care management services through organized health systems and insurance products.
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UNH Earnings

1st Quarter Earnings$2.17 (2016-10-18)
2nd Quarter Earnings$1.96 (2016-07-19)
3rd Quarter Earnings$1.81 (2016-04-19)
4th Quarter Earnings$1.4 (2016-01-19)
PE Ratio21.43
EPS Growth24.16%
Recent Earnings$2.17
Annual EPS$7.34
Market Capitalization$151.81 B
Insider Shareholder %0.0165%
Annual Revenue$180.9 B
Number of Shares Outstanding952,390 Shares
Institutional Shareholder %84.92%
Annual Net Income$6.55B
TTM Net Profit Margin$3.62
One Year Return40.96%
Three Year Return78.93%
Five Year Return258.29%
Five Year Revenue Growth66.86%
Five Year Earnings Growth57.32%
Five Year Dividend Growth358.54%
Last Quarter EPS$2.17
Annual EPS$7.34
Annual Dividend$2.5
Annual Dividend Yield1.59%
Change in EPS YTD24.16%
PE Ratio21.43
Recent Earnings$2.17
Dividends per Share$0.625
Stock Split Ratio2-1

UNH Key Stats

Last Price$159.4
Net Change$2.08 (1.32%)
Ask Price$161.59
Open Price$157.89
Previous Close Price$157.32
High Price$159.98
Low Price$156.35
Number of Trades22,063
Fifty Two Week High$162.52 (2016-12-02)
Fifty Two Week Low$107.51 (2016-01-14)
Average Daily Volume3,514,988
Share Outstanding952,390 Shares
Total Dividend Payout$2.5/yr
Dividend Yield1.59%