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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Stock: A Study of the Market Performance

The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has seen a -0.21% decrease in the past week, with a -0.98% drop in the past month, and a -1.26% decrease in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.48%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.53% for UNH. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.86% for UNH’s stock, with a -5.84% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

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

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 21.99x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 0.68. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 20 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 3 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) is $598.14, which is $119.61 above the current market price. The public float for UNH is 929.88M, and currently, short sellers hold a 0.56% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of UNH on May 25, 2023 was 3.00M shares.

UNH) stock’s latest price update

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) has seen a decline in its stock price by -0.54 in relation to its previous close of 480.83. However, the company has experienced a -0.21% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 04/14/23 that UnitedHealth First-Quarter Earnings, Revenue Up as Company Added Members

UNH Trading at -2.13% 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 -14.31% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.53%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.48%, as shares sank -2.29% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +2.96% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, UNH remain unchanged, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -10.80% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $486.74. In addition, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated saw -9.80% 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 WITTY ANDREW, who sale 6,160 shares at the price of $487.49 back on Apr 27. After this action, WITTY ANDREW now owns 86,564 shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, valued at $3,002,949 using the latest closing price.

McSweeney Erin, the EVP Chief People Officer of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, sale 761 shares at $494.80 during a trade that took place back on Apr 25, which means that McSweeney Erin is holding 9,293 shares at $376,543 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for UNH

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +8.77 for the present operating margin

The net margin for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stands at +6.21. The total capital return value is set at 20.64, while invested capital returns managed to touch 15.86. Equity return is now at value 27.00, with 8.30 for asset returns.

Based on UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), the company’s capital structure generated 80.30 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 44.54. Total debt to assets is 24.95, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 75.02. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 41.61.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.45, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.11. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.77.

Conclusion

To put it simply, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has had a bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.