UnitedHealth Group Inc

UNH-N

NYSE:UNH

308.02
3.04 (1.00%)
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is an American for profit managed health care company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It is sixth in the United States on the Fortune 500.
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WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
September 15, 2020
An excellent health operator. But if this crisis continues, employment levels may remain very low which could impact UNH. But UNH has probably seen the worst of the pandemic and this is a blue-chip name. Will be fine after this crisis, which she sees passing one day.
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An excellent health operator. But if this crisis continues, employment levels may remain very low which could impact UNH. But UNH has probably seen the worst of the pandemic and this is a blue-chip name. Will be fine after this crisis, which she sees passing one day.
BUY
BUY
August 26, 2020
Healthcare is one of his top 3 sectors in his portfolio, along with tech and communications. Concern about a Democrat sweep. With what's happened in the world, there will be a refocus on healthcare and health sciences. Long-term, demographics in its favour. Pretty good valuation at 22x, 12% earnings growth. Yield is about 1.6%.
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Healthcare is one of his top 3 sectors in his portfolio, along with tech and communications. Concern about a Democrat sweep. With what's happened in the world, there will be a refocus on healthcare and health sciences. Long-term, demographics in its favour. Pretty good valuation at 22x, 12% earnings growth. Yield is about 1.6%.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 25, 2020
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly UNH is the world's largest healthcare provider based on revenues. Its programs for Medicaid and Medicare added 600,000 members last year, revenues were up 7% and are expected to exceed $105 billion by 2022. A win by Vice President Biden this fall could be a real boon as more emphasis is put on improving the Affordable Health Care Act. The other major division, Optum, provides health data analytics. That segment saw a revenue increase over 16% in its recent earnings. It pays a nice dividend and has been increasing it for the past 11 years. We would use $280 as a stop-loss. Yield 1.62% (Analysts’ price target is $331.96)
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Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly UNH is the world's largest healthcare provider based on revenues. Its programs for Medicaid and Medicare added 600,000 members last year, revenues were up 7% and are expected to exceed $105 billion by 2022. A win by Vice President Biden this fall could be a real boon as more emphasis is put on improving the Affordable Health Care Act. The other major division, Optum, provides health data analytics. That segment saw a revenue increase over 16% in its recent earnings. It pays a nice dividend and has been increasing it for the past 11 years. We would use $280 as a stop-loss. Yield 1.62% (Analysts’ price target is $331.96)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 30, 2020
(A Top Pick Jan 23/19, Up 7%) Things will get dicey if Democrats move up, and health care stocks will come off. 13-15% growth rate. Modest dividend. 48 consecutive quarters, 10 years, of consecutive earnings beats. Long-term, a great stock. Fundamentally, a great company.
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(A Top Pick Jan 23/19, Up 7%) Things will get dicey if Democrats move up, and health care stocks will come off. 13-15% growth rate. Modest dividend. 48 consecutive quarters, 10 years, of consecutive earnings beats. Long-term, a great stock. Fundamentally, a great company.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 20, 2020
A big health insurer in America, growing 15% annually with dividend growth. It's been held back because of concerns over whether US healthcare coverage will be reformed by politicians. But the health system there is so massive, it'll be hard to change. UNH is so dominant, it'll grow 10-12% annually with technology to help. (Analysts’ price target is $335.74)
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A big health insurer in America, growing 15% annually with dividend growth. It's been held back because of concerns over whether US healthcare coverage will be reformed by politicians. But the health system there is so massive, it'll be hard to change. UNH is so dominant, it'll grow 10-12% annually with technology to help. (Analysts’ price target is $335.74)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 17, 2020
It offers diversity in an area that the Canadian market doesn't have. Healthcare, insurance, but also owning networks and pharmacy benefit managers. Trades at an attractive multiple for their growth potential. A dominant player that merits the premium. (Analysts’ price target is $335.74)
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It offers diversity in an area that the Canadian market doesn't have. Healthcare, insurance, but also owning networks and pharmacy benefit managers. Trades at an attractive multiple for their growth potential. A dominant player that merits the premium. (Analysts’ price target is $335.74)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 17, 2020
(A Top Pick Dec 03/18, Up 6%) It hasn't been an easy 6%. They have been trading out their covered calls. In early 2019, medicare talks put pressure on this stock. It's a medical insurer, which is a sort of company we don't have in Canada. They deal with healthcare insurance and pharmacy benefit manager. One of the best in the sector.
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(A Top Pick Dec 03/18, Up 6%) It hasn't been an easy 6%. They have been trading out their covered calls. In early 2019, medicare talks put pressure on this stock. It's a medical insurer, which is a sort of company we don't have in Canada. They deal with healthcare insurance and pharmacy benefit manager. One of the best in the sector.
WAIT
WAIT
January 13, 2020
We'll see a lot of heat against the US healthcare space during the campaign this year. Over 10 years, this chart is great, but he would wait until the US election is over before considering any health stock.
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We'll see a lot of heat against the US healthcare space during the campaign this year. Over 10 years, this chart is great, but he would wait until the US election is over before considering any health stock.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 20, 2019

His choice in this space is Anthem, as it has better valuation metrics (13 times PE versus 17 with UnitedHealth).

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His choice in this space is Anthem, as it has better valuation metrics (13 times PE versus 17 with UnitedHealth).

BUY
BUY
October 24, 2019
US noise has made healthcare names struggle. Well valued. Price has been flat. Recently went above 200-day moving average. Closer to election, investors will realize value in these names. Trading at 15x, with 13% growth rate. Dividend is 1.77%.
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US noise has made healthcare names struggle. Well valued. Price has been flat. Recently went above 200-day moving average. Closer to election, investors will realize value in these names. Trading at 15x, with 13% growth rate. Dividend is 1.77%.
PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
October 8, 2019
Always happens in a US election cycle with candidates threatening to restrict health pricing, but this time investors are overreacting. UNH is a good buy. He'll buy it if there is a positive trend in this. Start building a position now.
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Always happens in a US election cycle with candidates threatening to restrict health pricing, but this time investors are overreacting. UNH is a good buy. He'll buy it if there is a positive trend in this. Start building a position now.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 3, 2019
He is hesitant to engage in themes that get politicized. Drug pricing can get highly politicized at various points in time. He just avoids it. He backs away. It is a long way to the election. Your risk is way more than your reward. Management is exceptional in this company but it is not worth stepping into this when you cannot handicap the political risk.
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He is hesitant to engage in themes that get politicized. Drug pricing can get highly politicized at various points in time. He just avoids it. He backs away. It is a long way to the election. Your risk is way more than your reward. Management is exceptional in this company but it is not worth stepping into this when you cannot handicap the political risk.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 6, 2019
(A Top Pick Jul 09/19, Down 7%) It’s a longer term hedge, so would still own it. It’s come off more than it should have. The stock is worth $25 higher than where it’s at now.
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(A Top Pick Jul 09/19, Down 7%) It’s a longer term hedge, so would still own it. It’s come off more than it should have. The stock is worth $25 higher than where it’s at now.
BUY
BUY
September 3, 2019
Be ready for a lot of political noise leading up to the US election in Nov. 2020. UNH is a fantastic company. 170 million American hold private insurance through their employers. No, not all Americans, but they have coverage. UNH is well-positioned in health insurance.
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Be ready for a lot of political noise leading up to the US election in Nov. 2020. UNH is a fantastic company. 170 million American hold private insurance through their employers. No, not all Americans, but they have coverage. UNH is well-positioned in health insurance.
WATCH
WATCH
August 2, 2019
Owned it for five years until early this year, because of the noise of "medicare for all" that won't end until a Democratic candidate is chosen. An excellent company, but not timely.
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Owned it for five years until early this year, because of the noise of "medicare for all" that won't end until a Democratic candidate is chosen. An excellent company, but not timely.
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UnitedHealth Group Inc(UNH-N) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 8

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 9

Stockchase rating for UnitedHealth Group Inc is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

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UnitedHealth Group Inc is a American stock, trading under the symbol UNH-N on the New York Stock Exchange (UNH). It is usually referred to as NYSE:UNH or UNH-N

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In the last year, 9 stock analysts published opinions about UNH-N. 8 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is WEAK BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for UnitedHealth Group Inc.

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On 2020-09-18, UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH-N) stock closed at a price of $308.02.