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CLOSING UPDATE: UnitedHealth Group decreased further 0.2%, led Health care providers sector lower 24 July 2017 17:52 EDT

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NYSE market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

UnitedHealth Group, NYSE's largest health care provider company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.5% to trade at $US190.89 vs. the Health care providers sector which weakened 2.5 points (or 0.07%) to 3,434.9. Representing a weighting of about 35.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 66% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 2.8 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.4%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The 1.1% discount to 12-month high of $US193.0 against the 44.2% premium to 12-month low of $US132.39 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Sales of 1 [0.7]

Bearish Signals:

+ Net profit margin has averaged 4% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

Note

Bullish Signals:

The positive 2.29 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high eighteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

Interest cover is less leveraged at 12.1 times.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.5. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

The Brand Value represents 3.5% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US218.8 billion.

As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 18.3% is better than sector average of 14.5%.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

Price/Earnings/Growth of 2.7 [5.6]

Dividend yield of 1.4% [1.0%]

Return on Equity 18.3% [14.5%]

Return on Assets 5.8% [3.5%]

Return on Capital Employed 17.6% [11.5%]

Year-on-Year Earnings Growth of 20.6% [4.5%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: UnitedHealth Group decreases 0.2%, leads Health care providers sector lower

24 July 2017 13:05 EDT

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US191.33 vs. the Health care providers sector which weakened 3.5 points (or 0.1%) to 3,433.9. Representing a weighting of about 35.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 82.6% of today's loss. Trading volume was 59% of average so far today.

Morning Alert: UnitedHealth Group decreases 0.2%, leads Health care providers sector lower

24 July 2017 11:16 EDT

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US191.33 vs. the Health care providers sector which weakened 3.1 points (or 0.09%) to 3,434.2. Representing a weighting of about 35.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 91.8% of today's loss. Trading volume was 43% of average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: UnitedHealth Group hits 52-week high fifth time in one month

21 July 2017 17:50 EDT

UnitedHealth Group, NYSE's largest health care provider company by market capitalisation, hit a 52-week high of $US193.0 today for the fifth time in the past one month and last traded at $US191.78. This brought its four-day rise to $US5.43 or 2.9%. Trading volume was 1.4 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 0.9 points (or 0.04%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.2%.

Afternoon Alert: UnitedHealth Group hits 52-week high fifth time in one month

21 July 2017 13:07 EDT

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) hit a 52-week high of $US193.0 today for the fifth time in the past one month and last traded at $US191.43. Trading volume was 1.2 times average so far today.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (N:UNH)

ISIN: US91324P1021

PermID: 4295912307

CIK: 731766

CUSIP: 91324P102

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