UnitedHealth raked in $13.9B in profit for 2019

Another strong United Health quarter 2019 profit at $13.84B

UnitedHealth raked in $13.9B in profit for 2019

After adjusting for one-time factors, income of $3.90 on a per-share basis beat by 12 cents the expectations of analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. UnitedHealth Group has a fifty-two week low of $208.07 and a fifty-two week high of $300.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 2.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. The stock's fifty day moving average is $110.52 and its 200-day moving average is $110.30. The stock has a market cap of $279.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.20, a P/E/G ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.65.

UnitedHealth earned $3.54 billion in the final quarter of 2019, with adjusted per share profits of $3.90 per share. Therefore, we do not expect to materially increase our cash flow expectations for future years, despite this performance. Patrick Industries had a net margin of 4.16% and a return on equity of 20.73%. (NASDAQ:PATK) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.23 EPS. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 9th were given a dividend of $1.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 13th. "UnitedHealth's leverage ratio improved meaningfully during the quarter to 40.2% from 43.7%, demonstrating the company's ability to rapidly reduce leverage organically".

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Credit Suisse has an Outperform rating with a $330 price target.

Wells Fargo rates it as Overweight with a $335 price target. ValuEngine raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. DA Davidson lifted their price target on shares of Tyler Technologies from $216.00 to $238.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a report on Friday, November 1st.

SunTrust Banks has a Buy rating with a $350 price target. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $154.16. 6 Meridian now owns 6,282 shares of the construction company's stock worth $329,000 after purchasing an additional 660 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,564,135 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $204,870,000 after buying an additional 100,509 shares during the last quarter. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 46,991 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,296,573.36.

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The stock climbed 18% a year ago, with the price reaching $300 for the first time in late December. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Sales of the company's core business selling health insurance plans rose 4.4% to $48.25 billion. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children's Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health and dental benefits.

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