Analyst Ratings for UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Buy has been given to UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for UNH last month.

25 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 22 gave UNH a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for UNH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 235, implying potential capital gains of 24.38 percent. The minimum price target given was 143, implying potential capital losses of -24.31 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.71 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.77 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 11 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

UNH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.49 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. UNH has a PEG ratio of 1.53.

In the last 52-weeks, UNH has achieved a high of 193.00 and a low of 132.39. Currently the stock is 42.71 percent higher than its low, and 2.11 percent lower than its 52-week high. UNH has a P/E ratio of 22.12. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UNH value stock report compares UNH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of UNH is $183.82 billion. UNH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.