UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [NYSE:UNH] shares were trading 1.33% to $332.20 on Friday. Comparativley, The S&P 500 is trading at 1.11%. For the year, the stock is trading 11.52% and the five-day change stands at 5.08%.
UNH’s next earning date is 10/14/2020. Currently, the company is booking earnings per share of 17.78 with the price-to-cash-flow at 19.12.
The company is also reporting 17.78 earnings per share.
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Holding a Market Cap of $306.40 billion, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has seen a trading range over the last year of $187.72-$328.17.
For the last five days, UNH is up from its last closing price. The average shares trading hands each day is 2.77M, with average 10-day volume coming in at 2.18 million.
Using a Force Index Indicator is a good way to look at how strong actual buying and selling pressure is for UNH. When we apply the Elder Force Index to UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, we are seeing an Elder Force Indicator number of 3208759.44.
The recent performance of the stock is another area that can tell traders how to proceed. UNH is presenting an interesting case. This can be seen in the Forward P/E ratio, which currently stands at 17.72. Moreover, the company’s enterprise value has gone from $307.36B to $262.60B quarter-over-quarter. Obviously, the company is heading in the wrong direction, but there are still opportunities for growth in the sector.
In the last quarter, UNH made a profit of 19.96 billion. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated also saw quarter revenue growth year over year of 7.03%. In addition, the company has operating cash flow of $22.3 billion.
Looking at popular technical indicators, the company’s 5-day moving average is 323.74 compared to the 50-day moving average of 309.45. So, we are clearly seeing an upward trajectory here.
The Relative Strength Index or RSI is an indicator ranging between 0 and 100 that traders use to determine if a stock is “overbought” or “oversold.” A strong uptrend tending to reach into the “overbought” status is above 70, while a downward trend will stay around the 30 mark. UNH currently holds a 9-day RSI of 75.18%, while 100-day RSI stands at 54.33%.
Another indicator we believe is worth keeping tabs on is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD. Similar to the concept of the Force Index — on the basis of price momentum — the MACD gives traders a tool to measure the turning point of a stock even during rapid fluctuations in price. Buy and sell signals are determined by a stock’s relation to the zero line, so if a stock is above a zero line for many weeks it might be a “buy.” On the other hand, if a stock is below the zero line consistently, it might be one to stay away from. Also, if the MACD line reaches a peak and dips, its momentum may be waning. UNH’s 9-day MACD is 7.73 and the company’s 100-day MACD stands at 21.75.
Another area that is important to analyze is insider moves and majority shareholders. While this is not always an error-free way to tell what the future holds for a stock, you can maybe gather important information from reading the tea leaves about who is buying and selling.
The major holders for this stock are 0.71% by insiders and 89.92% by institutions.
Over the last six months, insiders have sold 10,336 with the most recent transaction from SHORT MARIANNE D, EVP & Chief Legal Officer, with a sell at price 312.34 per share.
Overall, the recommended rating for UNH is Strong Buy. Currently, the company has 24 analysts watching the stock, and the average quarterly earnings estimate is 3.09. Quarterly revenue estimates are averaging 63.89B with the high estimate reaching 66.17B and the low at 61.06B.
To review, the current 1-year target estimate is sitting at 345.80, while the current price 332.20. Based on this, we expect the stock to rise considering the aforementioned fundamentals.