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Wall Street Praises UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) After Recent Earnings Report

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) went up by 6.25% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $553.29. The company’s stock price has collected 2.26% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 06/14/22 that Mental-Health Startup Cerebral Investigated by FTC

Is It Worth Investing in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE :UNH) Right Now?

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 26.29 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for UNH is at 0.83. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 21 analysts out of 27 who provided ratings for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $576.08, which is $84.51 above the current price. UNH currently public float of 932.93M and currently shorts hold a 0.61% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of UNH was 3.10M shares.

UNH’s Market Performance

UNH stocks went up by 2.26% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.37% and a quarterly performance of -5.39%, while its annual performance rate touched 20.66%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.13% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.43% for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.05% for UNH stocks with a simple moving average of 1.95% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of UNH

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for UNH stocks, with Loop Capital repeating the rating for UNH by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for UNH in the upcoming period, according to Loop Capital is $575 based on the research report published on June 17th of the current year 2022.

Bernstein, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see UNH reach a price target of $561. The rating they have provided for UNH stocks is “Mkt Perform” according to the report published on May 27th, 2022.

Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to UNH, setting the target price at $535 in the report published on December 14th of the previous year.

UNH Trading at -4.15% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought UNH to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -13.19% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.43%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.13%, as shares sank -1.11% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -10.55% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, UNH rose by +2.26%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +13.36% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $485.17. In addition, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated saw -4.35% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at UNH starting from MCNABB FREDERICK WILLIAM III, who purchase 89 shares at the price of $504.32 back on May 26. After this action, MCNABB FREDERICK WILLIAM III now owns 11,259 shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, valued at $44,884 using the latest closing price.

BURKE RICHARD T, the Director of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, sale 2,500 shares at $478.96 during a trade that took place back on May 19, which means that BURKE RICHARD T is holding 1,215,000 shares at $1,197,410 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for UNH

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +8.33 for the present operating margin

The net margin for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stands at +6.01. Equity return is now at value 24.60, with 8.10 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.79.