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UnitedHealth - Bullish Moving Averages

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  • 100% technical buy signals.
  • 14 new highs and up 10.48% in the last month.
  • 44.65% gain in the last year.

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the health care company

UnitedHealth Group (UNH). I used Barchart's Bullish Moving Average screener:  This page helps you find today's best stocks with bullish short, medium, and long-term moving average patterns. These large-cap stocks (greater than 300M) have a 20-day moving average greater than the 50-day moving average, and a 50-day moving average greater than the 100-day moving average. When price is above a moving average, it signals an uptrend. In addition, these stocks have a TrendSpotter "Buy" signal, are within 20% of their 52-week high, and have a 20-day average volume greater than 25,000. These additional filters were added to showcase the best bullish moving average stocks.   Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 12/6 the stock gained 5.79%.

UNH UnitedHealth UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; Medicaid plans, children's health insurance program, and health care programs; medical and dental benefits; and hospital and clinical services. The OptumHealth segment provides access to networks of care provider specialists, health management services, care delivery, consumer engagement, and financial services. This segment serves individuals directly through care delivery systems, employers, payers, and government entities. The OptumInsight segment offers software and information products, advisory consulting arrangements, and managed services outsourcing contracts to hospital systems, physicians, health plans, governments, life sciences companies, and other organizations. The OptumRx segment provides pharmacy care services and programs, including retail network contracting, home delivery, specialty and compounding pharmacy, and purchasing and clinical, as well as develops programs in areas, such as step therapy, formulary management, drug adherence, and disease/drug therapy management. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has partnership with the University of California, San Francisco to expand the mental health workforce in California. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated was incorporated in 1977 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

UnitedHealth Group Center9900 Bren Road EastMinnetonka, MN 55343United States952-936-1300https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com

Barchart's Opinion Trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 20 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com website when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 44.72+ Weighted Alpha
  • 44.65% gain in the last year
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 14 new highs and up 10.48% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 66.42%
  • Technical support level at 477.66
  • Recently traded at 487.21 with a 50 day moving average of 453.60

Fundamental factors:

  • Market Cap $455 billion
  • P/E 28.57
  • Dividend yield 1.19%
  • Revenue expected to grow 11.40% this year and another 10.50% next year
  • Earnings estimated to increase 11.70% this year, an additional 14.80% next year and continue to compound at an annual rate of 14.35% for the next 5 years
  • Wall Street analysts issued 17 strong buy, 6 buy, 3 hold and 1 under perform opinion on the stock
  • The individual investors following the stock on Motley Fool voted 3,419 to 167 that the stock will beat the market with the more experienced investors voting 920 to 18 for the same result
  • 91,920 investors are monitoring the stock on Seeking Alpha

The Barchart Chart of the Day highlights stocks that are experiencing exceptional current price appreciation. They are not intended to be buy recommendations as these stock are extremely volatile and speculative. Should you decide to add one of these stocks to your investment portfolio it is highly suggested you follow a predetermined diversification and moving stop loss discipline that is consistent with your personal investment risk tolerance and reevaluate your stop losses at least on a weekly basis.


Analyst's Disclosure: I/we have no stock, option or similar derivative position in any of the companies mentioned, but may initiate a beneficial Long position through a purchase of the stock, or the purchase of call options or similar derivatives in UNH, over the next 72 hours.

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