Dividend Growth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.52% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $2.38. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.63. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.54% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $2.5. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 9, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.63. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $2.5. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.52%. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.31 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.25. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.06. The 5 year historical dividend growth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH) is at the rate of 31.98% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.96. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.39% or 0.64 points. After the session commenced at $164.78, the stock reached the higher end at $164.97 while it hit a low of $162.33. With the volume soaring to 3,191,646 shares, the last trade was called at $163.65. The company has a 52-week high of $164.97. The company has a market cap of $155,658 million and there are 951,165,190 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $112.53. Shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated rose by 2% in the last five trading days and 3.75% for the last 4 weeks. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is up 7.93% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 2.26%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.65% of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -3.52% . Institutional Investors own 86.67% of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -5.01%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 15, 2017, William C Jr Ballard (director) sold 5,000 shares at 162.68 per share price.On Feb 2, 2017, Richard T Burke (director) sold 10,000 shares at 161.68 per share price.On Dec 8, 2016, Thomas E Roos (Chief Accounting Officer) sold 2,000 shares at 157.60 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.UnitedHealth Group Inc was Initiated by Piper Jaffray to Overweight on Jan 4, 2017. UnitedHealth Group Inc was Upgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to Buy on Dec 7, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Nov 30, 2016 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 175 from a previous price target of $168 .UnitedHealth Group Inc was Upgraded by Mizuho on Nov 30, 2016 to Buy, Price Target of the shares are set at $178.

UnitedHealth Group Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 17, 2017. The company reported $2.11 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04. Analyst had a consensus of $2.07. The company had revenue of $47523.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $47116.42 million. The companys revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.40 EPS.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. offers health care coverage and related services to help people achieve improved health and well-being through all stages of life. The companys products and services reflect a number of core capabilities, including medical information management, health benefit administration, care coordination, risk assessment and pricing, health benefit design and provider contracting. With these capabilities, it is able to provide comprehensive health care management services through organized health systems and insurance products.

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