The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.02, or 0.00%, to $486.08. The UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has recorded 74,124 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that UnitedHealth Group Announces Earnings Release Date.
The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Healthcare Plans industry segment. The current market capitalization of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is $447.37B. A total of 1.96 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.38M shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, UNH has seen 26 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 2,174 and the disposition of 119,885 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 134 BUYs and 54 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 151,435 shares during that period but sold 238,034.
In the most recent transaction, WITTY ANDREW sold 4,000 shares of UNH for 506.19 per share on Jul 19. After the transaction, the CEO, UHG now owns 78,573 company shares. In a previous transaction on Apr 27, WITTY ANDREW sold 6,160 shares at 487.49 per share. UNH shares that CEO, UHG owns now total 86,564.
Among the insiders who sold shares, McSweeney Erin disposed of 761 shares on Apr 25 at a per-share price of $494.80. This resulted in the EVP Chief People Officer holding 9,293 shares of UNH after the transaction. In another insider transaction, McSweeney Erin sold 1,684 shares at $488.46 per share on Apr 24. Company shares held by the EVP Chief People Officer now total 8,675.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $7.52, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.55%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.75. UNH’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/8/2023 when it declared a $1.88 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/19/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/27/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/15/2023. The UNH stock dividend was $1.88 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for UNH in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $572.28 with high estimates of $650.00 and low estimates of $520.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, UNH has a high of $558.10 and a low of $445.68.
As of this writing, UNH has an earnings estimate of $6.32 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 22 estimates, with a high estimate of $6.73 per share and a lower estimate of $6.14. The company reported an EPS of $5.72 in the last quarter, which was 2.10% higher than expectations of $5.6.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on 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 $88.55, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $76.48B.
There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. 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 4.70.