Investing in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Is Getting More Attractive


UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s recently made public that its Chief Accounting Officer ROOS THOMAS E unloaded Company’s shares for reported $0.25 million on Aug 26. In the deal valued at $542.37 per share,465 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, ROOS THOMAS E now holds 34,786 shares worth roughly $ 18.96 million.

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Then, McMahon Dirk C sold 14,715 shares, generating $7,994,939 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $543.32, the Pres. & COO, UHG & CEO, UHC now owns 50,108 shares.

Before that, REX JOHN F sold 13,183 shares. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares valued at $7,138,990 were divested by the EVP Chief Financial Officer at a price of $541.53 per share. As a result of the transaction, REX JOHN F now holds 141,508 shares, worth roughly $77.12 million.

Loop Capital initiated its UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] rating to a Buy in a research note published on Monday, June 17, 2022; the price target was $575. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of 5.21 to its Monday closing price. A number of analysts have revised their coverage, including Bernstein’s analysts, who decreased its forecast for the stock in late May from “an Outperform” to “a Mkt perform”. Goldman began covering UNH with “Buy” recommendation on December 14, 2021. SVB Leerink started covering the stock on September 27, 2021. It rated UNH as “an Outperform”.

Price Performance Review of UNH

On Monday, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [NYSE:UNH] saw its stock jump 1.27% to $545.02. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $535.47, but rose to a high of $546.95. Over the last five days, the stock has lost -1.82%. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares have risen nearly 8.54% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have risen 19.57% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $558.10 was reached on 10/31/22, a 52-week low of $436.00 was recorded on 02/24/22. SMA at 50 days reached $523.15, while 200 days put it at $509.05. A total of 2.45 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 0.52 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For UNH Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 538.01, which if violated will result in even more drops to 531.00. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 549.49. A further resistance level may holdings at 553.96. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 59.59, which indicates neutral technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at 1.86, which suggests price will go up in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been low at 30.07%. Stochastics %K at 63.60% indicates the stock is a holding.

How much short interest is there in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stocks on Jul 14, 2022, dropping by 80000.0 shares to a total of 5.68 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 5.76 million shares. There was a decline of -1.41%, which implies that there is a negative sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 0.61% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) fell to 1.33.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated [UNH] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from The Vanguard Group, Inc., it is revealed that the company now owns 78,267,730 shares, or roughly 8.37% of the outstanding UNH shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have risen by 1,342,996 from its previous 13-F filing of 76924734.0. Additionally, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. decreased -0.87% of its stake after which the total value it holdings stand at $23,167,128,720, while Fidelity Management & Research Co added 1.89% of its stake to hold $22.99 billion in the firm. Over the last quarter, BlackRock Fund Advisors purchased 2,114,445 shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, while T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. bought 5,556,335 shares. At present, Capital Research & Management Co is holding 34,121,266 shares valued at $17.23 billion. Wellington Management Co. LLP owned 26,538,607 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $13.4 billion.

According to FactSet, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated’s share price will average $591.36 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 11.02 percent from its previous closing price of $538.17. Analysts expect UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock to reach the higher price of $637.00, while the lowest price estimate is $480.00. The most recent change occurred on September 10, 2021 when Cowen began covering the stock and recommended ‘”an Outperform”‘ rating along with a $478 price target.


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