Investors purchased shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on weakness during trading on Monday. $134.03 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $59.17 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $74.86 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, UnitedHealth Group had the 9th highest net in-flow for the day. UnitedHealth Group traded down ($1.14) for the day and closed at $222.77

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on UNH. ValuEngine lowered shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Sanford C. Bernstein raised their price target on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $219.00 to $246.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Leerink Swann reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $248.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Friday, December 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $224.56.

The firm has a market capitalization of $215,500.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.32, a P/E/G ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The healthcare conglomerate reported $2.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.57 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $50.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $50.38 billion. UnitedHealth Group had a net margin of 4.50% and a return on equity of 21.52%. The business’s revenue was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.17 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated will post 9.99 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.35%. UnitedHealth Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.09%.

In other news, insider Thomas E. Roos sold 975 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $205.47, for a total transaction of $200,333.25. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 24,630 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,060,726.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Gail R. Wilensky sold 5,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $223.31, for a total transaction of $1,250,536.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 61,137 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,652,503.47. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 62,606 shares of company stock valued at $12,677,525 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Regal Wealth Group Inc. increased its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Regal Wealth Group Inc. now owns 746 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $138,000 after purchasing an additional 3 shares during the last quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. increased its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. now owns 1,101 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $204,000 after purchasing an additional 4 shares during the last quarter. RB Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. RB Capital Management LLC now owns 1,732 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $321,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Altfest L J & Co. Inc. increased its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Altfest L J & Co. Inc. now owns 2,963 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $549,000 after purchasing an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Highland Private Wealth Management increased its holdings in UnitedHealth Group by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management now owns 3,199 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock valued at $593,000 after purchasing an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.20% of the company’s stock.

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About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a health and well-being company. The Company operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. It conducts its operations through two business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum.

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