Quick Overview of UnitedHealth

One of the losers of Friday's trading session was UnitedHealth. Shares of the Medical specialities company plunged -2.7%, and some investors may be wondering if its price of $511.79 would make a good entry point. Here's what you should know if you are considering this investment:

  • UnitedHealth has moved -4.2% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -5.8%

  • UNH has an average analyst rating of buy and is -14.26% away from its mean target price of $596.91 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $21.85

  • UnitedHealth has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $28.27 and its forward P/E ratio is 18.1

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 6.1 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • UnitedHealth is part of the Health Care sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 24.45 and an average P/B of 4.16

  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, Optum Health, Optum Insight, and Optum Rx.

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