Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Tue 16 Apr (In 33 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $3.59 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $3.28 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 7.70%, a profit margin of 5.30%.
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 January 14th, 2019, Stephens Initiated a Overweight rating. Before that, on September 10th, 2018, Citigroup Downgrade to Neutral. SunTrust Initiated a Buy rating on June 11th, 2018, Barclays Initiated an Overweight rating on March 8th, 2018, and Citigroup Reiterated a Buy rating on January 17th, 2018.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 957.15M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 242.42B. In the last trading day, 3,856,205 shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 4.47M 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 $16.57 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +7.00% and a moving average of 246.37. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$10.53 (which is -3.99%) and the stock’s moving average was 253.05. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of UNH changed by $4.15 (which is +1.67%) and demonstrated a moving average of 256.44.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 84.57%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 46.73% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 42.01%. Using a similar metric, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 61.56% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 34.66% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 31.72%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 7.68 over the past 9 days, 3.96 over the past two weeks, and -2.58 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $253.27 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $287.94 and a low of $212.49. 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 70,075,335 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 2,206,854 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 7.30% 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 $255.0568 and low point of $252.34. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 253.27 per share, following a gain of $0.75, or 0.40% during the full day.