UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

461.17 -1.04%
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Bull case
Revenue growth higher than the industry and sector averages
Company’s profitability is improving
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Buy analyst rating
Bear case
Forward P/E ratio high relative to industry peers
Forward P/B ratio high relative to industry peers
Forward P/S ratio high relative to industry peers
Forward PEG ratio high relative to industry peers
High short interest

Bull case

  1. UNH quarterly revenue growth was 14.80%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (6.18% and 5.21%, respectively). See UNH revenue growth chart.
  2. UNH profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 0.10 percentage points. See UNH profitability chart.
  3. UNH forward dividend yield is 1.39%, higher than the industry (0.40%) and sector (0.12%) forward dividend yields. See UNH forward dividend chart.
  4. UNH average analyst rating is Strong Buy. See UNH analyst rating chart.

Bear case

  1. UNH forward P/E ratio is 21.03, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See UNH forward P/E ratio chart.
  2. UNH Price/Book ratio is 6.39, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See UNH forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  3. UNH Price/Sales ratio is 1.56, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See UNH forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  4. UNH PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.74, which is high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See UNH PEG chart.
  5. UNH short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.96. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See UNH short interest ratio chart.