|Bid||0.00 x 0|
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|Day's Range||238.55 - 243.90|
|52 Week Range||156.49 - 243.90|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.68|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.00 (1.26%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
UnitedHealth breezed past the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both the top and the bottom lines as well as raised its full-year outlook, sending shares of UNH to record highs.
UnitedHealth Group’s Optum health services unit is now in half of the 75 U.S. markets executives targeted for expansion.
UnitedHealth’s quarterly profit beat analysts’ expectations and the health insurer raised its yearly outlook, as revenue from both its health care and health care services businesses increased.
Tax reform lived up to the hype for health insurers, as industry bellwether UnitedHealth reported higher-than-expected revenue in the fourth quarter and raised its forecast for 2018 by 17%.
Merck (MRK), UnitedHealth (UNH), and Coca-Cola (KO) helped lift the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 26,000 on Tuesday, marking the fastest climb between 1,000-point barriers in the index's 121-year history.
The likes of Merck (MRK) and UnitedHealth (UNH) have helped lift the Dow to new heights in 2018, while early gains from Amazon (AMZN) just might have signaled that the tech sector is on track for another outstanding year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed marginally lower on Tuesday after the blue-chip index relinquished all its early gains in the sharpest daily reversal in nearly two years, according to FactSet.
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, reported fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday that comfortably topped estimates. It also raised 2018 guidance.
A strong open for the stock market Tuesday saw the Dow Jones industrial average cross the 26,000 level early, but gains faded badly by the close.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through 26,000 on Tuesday, but ended the day with a small loss. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished lower.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) offered robust earnings and guidance today, leading to a very healthy gain. UnitedHealth topped earnings forecasts--it reported a profit of $2.59 a share, above expectations for $2.51, on sales of $52.1 billion, ahead of the analyst consensus of $51 billion. UnitedHealth said it will earn between $12.30 and $12.60 this year, up from a range of $10.55 and $10.85, an increase of more than 17% at the mid-point to account for a tax rate that should drop from around 37% to about 24%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average raced past the 26,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday as fourth-quarter earnings season got off to a strong start following upbeat results from UnitedHealth and Citigroup. The blue-chip index, however, eased from its peak as a pullback in oil prices weighed on energy stocks.
It’s exceedingly difficult to find something to dislike about UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) stock. In a healthcare sector filled with minefields over the past few years, UnitedHealth stock has tripled over the past four years. Valuation might seem a slight concern, but UNH stock isn’t that expensive on an earnings basis, nor is its balance sheet particularly levered.
Although the S&P 500 lagged the other indexes midday Tuesday, technical action on the large cap index improved.
The “Fast Money” traders share their final trades for the day including UBS Group, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, UnitedHealth Group and General Motors.
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