Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Tue 15 Jan (In 2 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $3.58 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $3.41 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 7.70%, a profit margin of 5.70% and a gross margin of .
Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Most recently, on September 10th, 2018, Citigroup Downgrade a Neutral rating. Before that, on June 11th, 2018, SunTrust Initiated to Buy. Barclays Initiated a Overweight rating on March 8th, 2018, Citigroup Reiterated an Buy rating on January 17th, 2018, and Evercore ISI Reiterated a Outperform rating on January 12th, 2018.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 962.00M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 238.26B. In the last trading day, 3,989,441 shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 4.11M shares per day of trading.
If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $8.05 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +3.36% and a moving average of 243.91. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$22.97 (which is -8.49%) and the stock’s moving average was 246.82. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of UNH changed by -$8.85 (which is -3.45%) and demonstrated a moving average of 260.40.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 66.40%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 68.13% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 32.14%. Using a similar metric, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 60.20% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 53.21% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 28.29%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 2.21 over the past 9 days, 2.86 over the past two weeks, and -1.43 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $247.67 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $287.94 and a low of $208.48. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.
The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 67,868,481 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 1,072,559 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 7.06% stake in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)’s shares.
Just in the most recent trading day, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) experienced a high price of $247.76 and low point of $243.27. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 247.67 per share, following a loss of -$1.42, or 1.14% during the full day.