UnitedHealth's Q4 earnings handily beat street expectations on its Q4 earning an adjusted $3.28 per share, eight cents better than analysts were expecting.
The Indianapolis-based company's Optum segment helped with the results. Operating earnings for that business grew about $0.23 per cent to $2.7 billion. Optum runs a large pharmacy benefit management business and a growing number of clinics and urgent care and surgery centres. United's insurance business was flat with operating earnings of $1.8 billion. Total revenue of $58.42 billion also topped the $57.94 billion expected on Wall Street. For the full year, UnitedHealth earned nearly $12 billion on $226 billion in revenue. Total enrolment grew 5% in 2018 to 49 million people.
UNH saw its Momentum Indicator move above the 0 level on May 31, 2023. This is an indication that the stock could be shifting in to a new upward move. Traders may want to consider buying the stock or buying call options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 88 similar instances where the indicator turned positive. In of the 88 cases, the stock moved higher in the following days. The odds of a move higher are at .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for UNH just turned positive on May 31, 2023. Looking at past instances where UNH's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 46 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where UNH advanced for three days, in of 357 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator may be shifting from an upward trend to a downward trend. In of 74 cases where UNH's Stochastic Oscillator exited the overbought zone, the price fell further within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
UNH moved below its 50-day moving average on June 06, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
The 10-day moving average for UNH crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on May 19, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 17 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where UNH declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
UNH broke above its upper Bollinger Band on June 01, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Aroon Indicator for UNH entered a downward trend on May 24, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 68, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. UNH’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to slightly better than average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: UNH's P/B Ratio (5.522) is slightly higher than the industry average of (2.792). P/E Ratio (22.075) is within average values for comparable stocks, (18.981). UNH's Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.532) is slightly higher than the industry average of (1.195). Dividend Yield (0.014) settles around the average of (0.016) among similar stocks. UNH's P/S Ratio (1.369) is slightly higher than the industry average of (0.711).
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, UNH has been closely correlated with ELV. These tickers have moved in lockstep 80% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if UNH jumps, then ELV could also see price increases.