245.97 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:34PM EDT
|Bid||246.25 x 1100|
|Ask||245.60 x 800|
|Day's Range||245.22 - 247.10|
|52 Week Range||208.07 - 287.94|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.76|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.10|
|Earnings Date||Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.60 (1.49%)|
|1y Target Est||286.87|
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) closed at $245.80 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.18% move from the prior day.
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Senior Judge Richard Leon sent shares in drug store chain CVS (NYSE:CVS) lower after saying he might try to stop its $69 billion merger with Aetna (NYSE:AET), a health insurer. CVS announced the deal in December 2017. Since then, CVS stock is down over 25%. It was due to open for trade June 12 at about $54 per share. CVS' market cap of $70 billion is now just 36% of its 2018 revenue, which was $194 billion.Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrLeon told CVS' and Aetna's lawyers to "cancel their summer vacation," arguing the Department of Justice barely considered what adding 21 million customers could do for CVS' Caremark, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM).Oral arguments will be held July 17, a ruling coming shortly after. CVS has already agreed to sell its Medicare Part D plan, the only overlap with Aetna, to Wellcare, which in turn is being bought by Centene (NYSE:CNC).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips The Question of CostsCentene's involvement begs the main question raised by the merger, which is whether the deal can cut healthcare costs.Centene's market advantage is cost visibility. Its business model is to profit in Medicare and Medicaid by owning clinics and other facilities its covered patients use. It was a big winner on the Obamacare exchanges, where it could offer much lower prices than standard insurance plans.The American Hospital Association opposes the CVS-Aetna merger, while supporting mergers between hospital groups, arguing that hospitals aren't the cause of health care inflation. * 10 Stocks That Every 30-Year-Old Should Buy and Hold Forever They're right. Drugs are. Combining PBMs and insurers is how the industry is fighting drug costs.CVS plans to turn 1,500 stores into "HealthHubs," after the merger, with labs, nurses and dieticians to treat chronic conditions like diabetes, representing 75% of America's health care bill.CVS has been preparing itself for a favorable outcome since February, when it reached the agreement with the Department of Justice Judge Leon is now reviewing. The Question of CompetitionLeon's objections are centered on Caremark, but that unit's problems were behind the merger in the first place.The PBM model was upended four years ago when UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), the largest private insurer, bought Catamaran, another PBM, for its own OptumRx unit.The deal made the stand-alone PBM market untenable. Since then, Express Scripts, the largest PBM, was acquired by Cigna (NYSE:CI), an Aetna rival. That merger, and the CVS-Aetna tie-up, followed failed attempts by Aetna to merge with Humana (NYSE:HUM) and by Cigna to merger with Anthem (NASDAQ:ANTM). Having failed at horizontal mergers because of their size (despite UnitedHealth being bigger than either combination), the second-tier players moved toward vertical mergers, hoping to compete through cost control.Thus, Leon seems intent on stopping a train that has already left the station. UnitedHealth, Centene and Cigna own PBMs, and he's going to stop CVS-Aetna because CVS owns one? The Bottom Line on CVS StockNot all mergers work. CVS' own acquisition of Omnicare, a long-term care provider, caused it take a $3.9 billion write-down in the second quarter of last year, and a net loss for all of 2018. * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure But given how far insurers have gone along the road to matching income with outgo, the Aetna merger was looking like a winner. The delays have pushed CVS shares down enough to give its 50 cent per share dividend a yield of 3.82%, even though absent of write-offs, it covers that dividend with earnings two to three times over each year.The Leon delay looks like a good opportunity for income investors to grab a bargain.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of the mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post Can CVS Stock Overcome the Latest Wrench in Its Aetna Merger? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Banking on a rising top line and health service business, UnitedHealth (UNH) holds great promise to garner benefits for investors.
UnitedHealth Group Inc NYSE:UNHView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for UNH with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting UNH. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding UNH totaled $78.45 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Healthcare sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. UNH credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
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UnitedHealth Group (UNH) closed at $245.92 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.89% move from the prior day.
Before the open of U.S. markets Friday, the Labor Department said employers added 75,000 new jobs last month, well below economists' estimate of 180,000, but stock market didn't really seem to mind.Source: Shutterstock Despite that jobs disappointment, albeit an expected one, stocks rallied to close the week strong, with the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 soaring 1.66% and 1.05%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher for a fourth consecutive day, adding 1.02%.Comments from President Donald Trump regarding Mexico potentially avoiding the trade tariffs set to go into effect next week were among the catalysts for stocks today. Trump is pushing Mexico to buy more from U.S. farmers, saying that if Mexico cooperates, tariffs could be avoided.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"If we are able to make the deal with Mexico, & there is a good chance that we will, they will begin purchasing Farm & Agricultural products at very high levels, starting immediately," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter, reports CNBC. "If we are unable to make the deal, Mexico will begin paying Tariffs at the 5% level on Monday!" Talking TechThe Dow Jones Industrial Average allocates 18.71% of its weight to the technology sector, its second-largest sector exposure behind industrials. Five of the Dow's 30 stocks are tech names and those five stocks were among the blue-chip index's top seven percentage gainers today. * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) was the Dow's top performer today as the stock jumped 2.8%, reclaiming its status in the $1 trillion market value club while ascending to an all-time high. Earlier this week, Bernstein analyst Mark Moerdler noted Microsoft's cloud business could eventually generate $140 billion in revenue. The analyst has an "outperform rating on Microsoft stock.Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), the Dow's largest tech holding, joined the party, adding 2.66%. Apple's Friday rally appears to be a sympathy play as the stock traded higher alongside the broad market, not on the back of company-specific news. There was some bullish analyst chatter on Apple stock yesterday along with rumors that the company is considering an acquisition to bolster its footprint in the fast-growing autonomous vehicle market.Outside of tech, United HealthGroup (NYSE:UNH), the largest healthcare stock in the Dow and one of the index's worst-performing components this year, enjoyed a decent day Friday, gaining 2.05% to put a dent into a year-to-date loss of almost 3%. On Thursday, UnitedHealth declared a quarterly dividend of $1.08 per share, up from the previous quarter's payout of 90 cents a share.McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) continued its assault on the record books, hitting another all-time high after Bank of America Merrill Lynch reiterated a "buy" rating on the fast food giant with a $220 price target, implying decent upside from Friday's close around $206."The company has generated strong growth in international markets, and though its traffic has been down in the U.S., its same-store sales have easily outperformed competitors as customers pay higher prices and order more add-ons," according to Restaurant Business. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayHeading into Friday, it was expected that the May jobs report would miss expectations and do so in a big way. Still, it is encouraging to see riskier assets, such as stocks, handle that number with aplomb. There is still plenty of June, but the Dow closed the first week of a month that is historically rough on stocks on a four-day winning streak.Traders likely bid stocks higher today because the weak jobs number stoked hope that if the economy slows, the Federal Reserve could step in with interest rate cuts. In fact, bond markets are now pricing in as many as three rate cuts this year, with one possibly coming as soon as next month.It remains to be seen whether or not the Fed will pursue any rate cuts this year, so monitoring President Trump's Twitter feed for trade updates may help investors get a sense for where stocks are headed next week.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% * 7 Stocks to Buy That Don't Care About Tariffs * 5 Healthcare Stocks to Pick Up From the Wreckage Compare Brokers The post Dow Jones Today: Jobs Report Was a Dud, But Stocks Didn't Mind appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Managed-care firm UnitedHealth Group declared a quarterly dividend of $1.08 a share, a 20% boost from 90 cents. Luxury retailer Tiffany announced a 5% increase to its dividend.
United Health's (UNH) shareholders of record on Jun 17, 2019 will receive this meatier dividend on Jun 25, 2019 on the back of the company's solid capital position.
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UnitedHealth Group raised its quarterly dividend to $1.08 a share, a 20% increase from its previous payout of 90 cents. The dividend will be payable June 25, to shareholders of record on June 17. The stock rose 1% to $243.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Wednesday it has raised its quarterly dividend by 20%, to $1.08 a share from 90 cents a share. The diversified health care company's new dividend will be payable June 25 to shareholders of record on June 17. Based on Tuesday's stock closing price of $240.76, the new annual dividend rate implies a dividend yield of 1.79%, compared with the dividend yield for the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF of 1.58% and the implied yield for the S&P 500 of 2.06% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 2.14%, according to FactSet. UnitedHealth's stock, which was still inactive in premarket trading, has lost 1.5% over the past 12 months, while the Dow has gained 2.2%.
The Board of Directors of UnitedHealth Group authorized payment of a cash dividend of $1.08 per share, to be paid on June 25, 2019, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on June 17, 2019.