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End of Day Alert: UnitedHealth Group increases 0.4%, led Health care providers sector higher 20 September 2018 17:53 EDT

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UnitedHealth Group, NYSE's largest health care provider company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.4% to trade at $US266.39 vs. the Health care providers sector which strengthened 20.8 points (or 0.5%) to 4,484.0. Representing a weighting of about 37.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for 32.0% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 85% of the market in the past one year. Trading volume was 68% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 22.8 points (or 0.8%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.4%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 1.3 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

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

+ The price increased 0.3% in the last week and 1.9% in the last month.

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

Undervaluation:

+ Dividend yield of 1.2% [0.9%]

+ Return on Equity 22.1% [18.1%]

+ Return on Assets 7.8% [5.1%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 17.2% [11.4%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 12.8 times.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 5 is less than the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

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

+ The Brand Value represents 2.6% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US292.3 billion.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is high at 22.1%. Also, this has improved from 18.3% last year.

Note

Bearish Signals:

Net profit margin has averaged 4.3% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

Overbought/Bearish:

The 1.8% discount to 12-month high of $US271.16 against the 44.7% premium to 12-month low of $US184.10 suggests the climb might be peaking.

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

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings/Growth of 0.89 [0.4]

Price/Sales of 1.2 [0.8]

RECENT ALERTS

End of Day Alert: UnitedHealth Group increases 0.8%

19 September 2018 17:54 EDT

UnitedHealth Group, NYSE's largest health care provider company by market capitalisation, traded on volume of 0.7 times average today while the price increased $US2.04 (or 0.8%) to trade at $US265.33. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 3.6 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.6%.

Afternoon Alert: UnitedHealth Group increases 0.5% - outperforming 82% of stocks

19 September 2018 12:39 EDT

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) has increased $US1.29 (or 0.5%) today to trade at $US264.58 and has outperformed 82% of the market in the past one year. The present value of USD1,000 invested one year ago is $US1,392 [vs $US1,161 for the S&P 500 Index], including a capital gain of $US373 and dividend reinvested of $US19.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (N:UNH)

ISIN: US91324P1021

PermID: 4295912307

CIK: 731766

CUSIP: 91324P102

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com