After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.18, or 0.04%, to $479.90. The UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has recorded 73,041 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed UnitedHealthcare Provides $275,000 to Three North Carolina Nonprofits to Improve Health Outcomes for Children.
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UNH belongs to the Healthcare sector of the NYSE while operating in the Healthcare Plans industry. The current market capitalization of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is $444.39B. A total of 2.18 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.06M shares.
Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, UNH has seen 44 BUY and 19 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 113,209 and the disposition of 47,560 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 133 BUYs and 57 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 286,105 shares during that period but sold 278,125.
In the most recent transaction, WITTY ANDREW sold 6,160 shares of UNH for 487.49 per share on Apr 27. After the transaction, the CEO, UHG now owns 86,564 company shares. In a previous transaction on Apr 25, McSweeney Erin sold 761 shares at 494.80 per share. UNH shares that EVP Chief People Officer owns now total 9,293.
Among the insiders who sold shares, McSweeney Erin disposed of 1,684 shares on Apr 24 at a per-share price of $488.46. This resulted in the EVP Chief People Officer holding 8,675 shares of UNH after the transaction. In another insider transaction, McSweeney Erin sold 1,008 shares at $484.58 per share on Apr 21. Company shares held by the EVP Chief People Officer now total 10,359.
Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $6.60, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.38%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.94. UNH’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/10/2023 when it declared a $1.65 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/21/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/13/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 12/2/2022. The UNH stock dividend was $1.65 per share in cash.
While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for UNH in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $598.14 with high estimates of $650.00 and low estimates of $531.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, UNH has a high of $558.10 and a low of $449.70.
As of this writing, UNH has an earnings estimate of $6.12 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 20 estimates, with a high estimate of $6.28 per share and a lower estimate of $5.95. The company reported an EPS of $5.34 in the last quarter, which was 3.30% higher than expectations of $5.17.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. UNH’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $23.91B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $46.00B in debt and $78.29B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $87.15, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $76.48B.
There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for UNH is Buy with a score of 4.60.