UNH - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
280.19
-0.73 (-0.26%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close280.92
Open282.84
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 1100
Day's Range279.11 - 283.04
52 Week Range208.07 - 283.04
Volume2,829,012
Avg. Volume4,172,003
Market Cap265.456B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.64
PE Ratio (TTM)20.38
EPS (TTM)13.75
Earnings DateJan 13, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield4.32 (1.53%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-12-06
1y Target Est299.56
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  • Dow Jones Today: Jobs Jubilee Sends Stocks Soaring
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    Dow Jones Today: Jobs Jubilee Sends Stocks Soaring

    The November jobs report delivered today before the opening bell brought some holiday cheer and that was enough to send stocks soaring to close the week as the major equity benchmarks closed higher for a third consecutive day.Source: Provided by Finviz * The S&P 500 surged 0.91% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 1.22% * The Nasdaq Composite soared 1% * For the second time this week, industrial 3M (NYSE:MMM) was the Dow's daily leader, advancing 4.32% on news of an asset saleThe Labor Department said the U.S. economy added 266,000 new jobs last month, while the October number was revised higher to 156,000. Economists were expecting the addition of 180,000 jobs in November.Alright, so let's assume there are naysayers out there and there probably are. They'll say, and they're not wrong, that November report was aided by 41,000 General Motors (NYSE:GM) employees heading back to work, seasonal hiring for the holiday shopping season and census hiring. All true, but even combined, those factors likely didn't account for 266,000 jobs in a single month.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends Moreover, the unemployment rate dipped to a 50-year low of 3.9% while wages rose 3.1%. Some investors may be apt to look for the political implications of these numbers and there are undoubtedly some, but these numbers also reveal that near-term downside for stocks may be limited and that's obviously good news.In late trading, 27 of the Dow's 30 components were in the green and of the three losers, downside was limited. UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) was the Dow's worst performer today, but its Friday loss was modest and that stock has been on a tear of late. 3M RenaissanceIndustrial conglomerate 3M is one of the Dow's worst-performing names this year and it will take a miracle, Christmas or otherwise, for the shares to finish the year flat. A 13.70% year-to-date loss is difficult to overcome with not many trading days left in the year.However, 3M did give investors reasons to cheer today as it paced the Dow on rumors that the company is mulling a sale of its drug delivery systems unit, which could command $1 billion. That's not jaw-dropping news for a $95 billion company, so the stock's move today was likely more attributable to the jobs report and news that China is planning to waive some tariffs on U.S. commodities imports.That's relevant to 3M because the stock is trade sensitive and with China showing a gesture of good faith, President Trump may decide to back off of tariffs slated to go into effect on Dec. 15. Consumer CheerThe aforementioned jobs report wasn't the only cheery piece of economic data out today. The University of Michigan's preliminary sentiment index for December jumped to 99.2 from from 96.8 last month. An interesting element of that report is that respondents were divided along partisan lines with Republicans feeling good while sentiment among Democrats declined.Politics aside, the Dow's three consumer discretionary names -- Home Depot (NYSE:HD), McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) and Nike (NYSE:NKE) -- all closed higher. Underscoring the strength in that trio, McDonald's was the worst performer today, adding about half a percent.Keeping with theme of consumer strength, Walmart (NYSE:WMT), the largest domestic retailer, meaning it's highly levered to the jobs and consumer sentiment data points, added 0.94%. Disney DividendWalt Disney (NYSE:DIS) announced a modest dividend increase, saying its payout for fiscal 2019 will be $1.76 a share, up from $1.72 in fiscal 2018. That works out to 88 cents per share on a semi-annual basis. * 10 Stocks That Should Be Every Young Investor's First Choice "This has been a monumental year for The Walt Disney Company, marked by the launch of our new streaming service Disney+ and the completion of our acquisition of 21st Century Fox," said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a statement. "We are pleased to deliver another substantial dividend to shareholders as we continue to invest in the company's future." Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayFor those addicted to Federal Reserve rate cuts, today's data points weren't good news, but that's good news for the rest of the market. Sure, November's pace of job creation will be difficult to maintain, but even it remains simply "strong," the Fed won't be compelled to trim rates again anytime soon."We see the current stance of monetary policy as likely to remain appropriate as long as incoming information about the economy remains broadly consistent with our outlook of moderate economic growth, a strong labor market and stable inflation," said Fed Chairman Jerome Powell in Congressional testimony last month. "There is nothing in the November jobs report would seem to undermine that view."As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends * 7 Lumbering Large-Cap Stocks to Avoid * 5 ETFs for Oodles of Monthly Dividends The post Dow Jones Today: Jobs Jubilee Sends Stocks Soaring appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    Dow Jones Today: Trade Influenced Stocks More Than Impeachment News

    Stocks moved modestly on a day in which Democratic leadership in the House confirmed articles of impeachment will be filed against President Trump, indicating the trade relationship with China is a bigger priority for markets than party politics. * The S&P 500 rose 0.15% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.10% today * The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.05% * Supported by positive analyst chatter, Nike (NYSE:NKE) was the Dow leader today, jumping 2.21%.Talk that President Trump could back off tariffs on Chinese imports set to go into effect on Dec. 15 along with reports that officials from both sides remain engaged in talks lifted stocks today."Chinese officials are in 'close contact' with their American counterparts on negotiations, said Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng," reports Bloomberg.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsStill, not all of the China-related headlines out Thursday were perfect. For example, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said earlier today he supports China being removed from a World Bank program designed to help smaller, less affluent nations refinance debt. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Dominated Thanksgiving Shopping "Mnuchin added that the selection of former Treasury Undersecretary David Malpass as the World Bank's president earlier this year gives him confidence the institution will revise its practices to make its lending more equitable." according to CNBC.Those comments may have capped stocks' gains today as just 14 of the Dow's 30 members were higher in late trading. Nike Runs Higher On Goldman UpgradeAs noted above, Nike was the best-performing name in the Dow today and an upgrade from Goldman Sachs explains why the stock surged. Nike entered Thursday with a year-to-date gain of 26%, putting it ahead of the S&P 500 and well ahead of the Dow. Goldman Sachs analyst Alexandra Walvis believes the good times can continue next year.She upgraded Nike to "buy" from "neutral" while adding the stock to Goldman's prestigious conviction buy list."Evidence of building pricing power, signs of operating leverage, accelerating shift to differentiated retail, sharply scaling app ecosystem, and a constructive global athletic growth backdrop," said Walvis in a note to clients.The analyst has a $112 price target on Nike, implying upside of about 20%. Happy Holidays With AppleApple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is classified as a technology stock, but it's very much levered to strength in the consumer sector, making it a credible play on the holiday shopping theme. Wall Streets seems to agree with that sentiment.Today, Citigroup analyst Jim Suva reiterated a "buy" rating on Apple, noting that the holiday season offers plenty of catalysts for the stock."This Christmas is different for Apple," said the Citigroup analyst. "Apple's product offerings as well as pricing strategies and recent demand trends augur for a better Christmas quarter compared with last [fiscal] year when Apple negatively preannounced." Good News For This SectorThe healthcare sector, the second-largest group in the S&P 500 behind technology and an important part of the Dow as well, has been getting plenty of attention thanks to a recent resurgence. Dow component UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) has been leading that climb and that stock, along with fellow Dow member Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) traded higher today.In other words, it was a mixed bag for Dow healthcare stocks on Thursday with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) trading lower. But don't fret. Healthcare is looking healthy and could be a rewarding defensive play in 2020. * 10 Hot Pot Stocks to Buy "I believe that it's broken out so strongly that even after … it works off that overbought condition, it's going to rally higher … if we do have a big scare on the tariff side. But it also should rally even if the whole market moves up. So it's kind of a win-win situation, again, after a little bit of a breather on the near term," said Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak, of the healthcare sector in a CNBC interview. Bottom LineTwo days in a row of good/no bad news on the trade front is encouraging, but near-term bullishness will be tested tomorrow when the Labor Department delivers the November jobs report before the bell. The ADP private payroll survey out earlier this week was weaker-than-expected, indicating the same could be true of the more Labor Department number.Economists are expecting the addition of 185,000 new jobs last month. If the number comes in well below that level and the October and September numbers are revised lower, Friday could be a rough day for riskier assets.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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    Heather Holic moved to Orlando in 1999 to go to the University of Central Florida and never left, quickly becoming one of the area's most promising leaders. Holic, 38, is regional vice president of Florida markets for UnitedHealthcare of Florida Inc. in Maitland — whose parent company is Minnetonka, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH). Holic oversees five teams with 33 employees in Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Pensacola and South Florida.

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    United Healthcare's recent Investor Day left analysts largely more positive on the stock than they were before that event. At the managed-care giant's Investor Day, the New York company said it's forecasting 2020 adjusted earnings per share of between $16.25 and $16.55, with the midpoint of $16.40 missing analysts estimates of $16.46 by 3%. Adding to the optimism, "With about $17 billion of free cash flow in 2020, the company has ample flexibility to pursue acquisitions," wrote Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper in a note.

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  • Dow Jones Today: A Terrible Tuesday
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    Dow Jones Today: A Terrible Tuesday

    Although December is usually a good month for stocks, that historical precedent wasn't followed yesterday. And defiance of that trend got much, much worse today as all three major equity benchmarks were slammed on the renewal of trade tensions between the U.S. and China.Source: Provided by Finviz * The S&P 500 slid 0.66% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1.01% * The Nasdaq Composite tumbled 0.55% * In late trading, trade-sensitive names Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Dow (NYSE:DOW) were fighting for the dubious distinction of worst-performing Dow stock today as both were flirting with losses of more than 2.5%Riskier assets were roiled today as President Trump dialed back expectations that Phase I of a trade deal with China will soon be signed, prompting speculation that tariffs scheduled to go into effect on Chinese imports on Dec. 15 will proceed."I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal. But they want to make a deal now and we'll see whether not the deal is going to be right," said the president earlier today.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsChina wasn't the only major economy drawing Trump's ire today. The president is threatening $2.4 billion worth of trade levies on French imports, something the Eurozone's second-largest economy is already promising retaliatory action on.All that just a day after the White House pledged to implement tariffs on Argentine and Brazilian steel imports to protect domestic producers. * 7 Exciting Biotech Stocks to Buy Now All that got the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a situation where in late trading today, Merck (NYSE: MRK) was the only member of the index in the green and only modestly so. Exxon Excellence … Sort OfPredictably, oil equities were weak today on the back of the aforementioned trade jitters and Dow component Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) was not immune from that scenario. However, on a day when good news was hard to come by, there was actually some of that for Exxon.Bank of America Merrill Lynch named Exxon as its top big oil pick for 2020, noting the largest U.S. oil company offers significant upside potential."BAML said the stock was its top U.S. oil major pick for 2020 and that counter cyclical investments and asset sales should vanquish market skepticism over whether it can outperform its peers," reports Barron's.The bank has a $100 price target on Exxon, which traded around $68 today. Affirming GuidanceUnderscoring the rough sledding for stocks today, shares of UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) lost more than 1%. As was the case with Exxon, there was some decent news flow out for UNH today even though the stock lost ground.The company said it expects net earnings per share for 2019 to hover around $15. The managed care provider previously forecast earnings of $14.90 to $15 per share.UNH, which hosted its investor day today, forecast earnings of $16.25 and $16.55 per share in 2020. Bad Action On Good NewsAdding to the theme of stocks slumping today even with some positive headlines, there's Nike (NYSE:NKE), one of the Dow's more trade-sensitive names. The athletic apparel giant was sporting a loss of more than 1% in late trading.Morgan Stanley's Kimberly Greenberger revealed a new price target of $118 on Nike today, implying upside of more than 25% from the stock's Tuesday close."We continue to believe NKE is in the early innings of transition from a traditional wholesale business to a digitally-driven, direct-to-consumer brand," said the analyst in a note to clients. Dow DownerAs noted earlier, chemicals maker Dow was one of the worst-performing names in the blue-chip index today due to its trade sensitivity. That's bad news because the stock declined yesterday as well after Morgan Stanley downgraded it to "equal weight" from "outperform." If Dow falls another 3%, it'll violate its 50-day moving average, potentially accelerating declines from there. * 10 of the Best Stocks to Buy Right Now From the JUST 100 List Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayHindsight is 20/20, but a day like today was probably brewing for some time given the inability of the U.S. and China to come to trade terms. Sure, there are plenty of musings about Phase I of a trade deal, but the longer it took to put that plan into action, the greater the risk that President Trump would lose patience. That's where we arrived at today.Over the near-term, the White House can help stocks get back on track by delaying the tariffs set to go into effect on Dec. 15. However, there are no guarantees that will happen.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Exciting Biotech Stocks to Buy Now * 10 of the Best Stocks to Buy Right Now From the JUST 100 List * 4 Marijuana Stocks to Own If the U.S. Legalizes Pot The post Dow Jones Today: A Terrible Tuesday appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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