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CLOSING UPDATE: UnitedHealth Group increases 1.4% - outperforming 84% of stocks 12 January 2018 17:56 EST

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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 increased $US3.19 (or 1.4%) today to trade at $US228.58 and has outperformed 84% of the market in the past three months. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 18.7 points (or 0.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.7%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 2.28 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

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

+ The present value of USD1,000 invested one year ago is $US1,439 [vs $US1,227 for the S&P 500 Index].

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

Undervaluation:

+ Dividend yield of 1.3% [1.0%]

+ Return on Equity 18.3% [15.2%]

+ Return on Assets 5.8% [3.9%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 17.6% [11.3%]

+ Year-on-Year Earnings Growth of 20.6% [17.0%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 12.1 times.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.8. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ The Brand Value represents 3.0% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US256.4 billion.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 18.3% is better than sector average of 15.2%.

Note

Bearish Signals:

The price decreased 0.1% in the last week.

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

Overbought/Bearish:

The 1.4% discount to 12-month high of $US231.77 against the 47.5% premium to 12-month low of $US154.98 suggests the climb might be peaking.

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

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings/Growth of 2.64 [1.5]

Price/Sales of 1.1 [0.7]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: UnitedHealth Group increases 1.4%, leads Health care providers sector higher

12 January 2018 13:07 EST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) has increased 1.4% to trade at $US228.57 vs. the Health care providers sector which strengthened 45.8 points (or 1.2%) to 3,911.1. Representing a weighting of about 37.3% of the sector, the stock accounted for 44.2% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 84% of the market in the past one year. Trading volume was 1.3 times average so far today.

Morning Alert: UnitedHealth Group increases 1.0%, leads Health care providers sector higher

12 January 2018 11:20 EST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) has increased 1.0% to trade at $US227.54 vs. the Health care providers sector which strengthened 34.5 points (or 0.9%) to 3,899.7. Representing a weighting of about 37.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 39.9% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 84% of the market in the past one year. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: UnitedHealth Group increases 0.5% - outperforming 81% of stocks

11 January 2018 17:56 EST

UnitedHealth Group, NYSE's largest health care provider company by market capitalisation, has increased $US1.19 (or 0.5%) today to trade at $US225.39 and has outperformed 81% of the market in the past three months. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 19.3 points (or 0.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.

Afternoon Alert: UnitedHealth Group increases 0.4%, leads Health care providers sector higher

11 January 2018 13:04 EST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) has increased 0.4% to trade at $US225.17 vs. the Health care providers sector which strengthened 31.4 points (or 0.8%) to 3,861.2. Representing a weighting of about 37.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 19.6% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 85% of the market in the past one year.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (N:UNH)

ISIN: US91324P1021

PermID: 4295912307

CIK: 731766

CUSIP: 91324P102

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