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UnitedHealth second-quarter medical costs miss estimates, shares slide

UnitedHealth Raises Profit Outlook UnitedHealth second-quarter medical costs miss estimates, shares slide
Patty Aguilar | 20 July, 2018, 22:10

The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. On average, analysts anticipate that UnitedHealth Group Inc. will post $8.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Shares of UnitedHealth were last seen down about 3% at $249.20, with a consensus analyst price target of $280.33 and a 52-week trading range of $183.86 to $259.01. The stock increased 1.03% or $2.65 during the last trading session, reaching $258.7. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items. Adjusted net earnings of $3.14 per share grew 27.6% with an improved net margin of 5.2%.

The health insurer posted revenues of more than $111.2 billion for the first half of 2018, up from over 98.7 billion in the first half past year.

The parent of the nation's largest health insurer earned $2.92 billion, or $2.98 a share, in the second quarter, up from $2.28 billion, or $2.32 a share, in the year-earlier period.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 26th. (DK) has a 20-day average volume of 1,878,835 shares and short-term indicators sets the DK stock as " 80% Sell " on average basis. Another trade for 19,652 shares valued at $5.00 million was made by RENFRO LARRY C on Friday, June 15.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a diversified healthcare company. Buckingham Capital Mgmt has invested 0.81% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH).

UnitedHealth Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, June 6th that authorizes the company to repurchase 100,000,000 shares. Recent trade price levels places UNH's stock about 0.70% away from the 52-week high and closed 40.70% away from the 52-week low.

UNH has been the subject of several recent research reports. Whereas long-term trend followers generally use SMA200 and most shareholders will look for a cross above or below this average to represent if the stock is in a bullish or bearish trend. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an "outperform" rating and issued a $178.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. A rating of a 1 or a 2 would signify a mean Buy view.

In related news, Director Kenneth Irwin Shine sold 325 shares of UnitedHealth Group stock in a transaction on Friday, October 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $234.20, for a total value of $3,513,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Nelson Steven H sold $3.28 million worth of stock. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 1,761,533 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $412,551,028.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Total revenue rose to $56.09 billion from $50.05 billion.

UNH institutional ownership is held at 87.8% while insider ownership was 0.5%. It is without change, as 55 investors sold UNH shares while 532 reduced holdings. only 125 funds opened positions while 440 raised stakes.

Traders work at the post where UnitedHealth Group is traded on the floor of the NYSE in New York Thomson Reuters (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest USA health insurer, reported a rise of almost 28 percent in quarterly profit on Tuesday, driven by growth across its businesses. Ami Investment Mgmt Inc accumulated 10,979 shares or 1.49% of the stock. UnitedHealth Group accounts for 0.8% of Argent Trust Co's investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest holding.

The insurer added 330,000 people in the second quarter to its UnitedHealthcare Community and State business, which manages state- and federally funded Medicaid coverage for the poor and people who have disabilities.

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