UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 07, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.2125 per share scheduled for December 21,
2012. Shareholders who purchased UNH stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that UNH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $53.54, the dividend yield is 1.59%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UNH was $53.54,
representing a -11.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.75 and
a 12.41% increase over the 52 week low of $47.63.
UNH is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as WellPoint Inc. (
) and Cigna Corporation (
). UNH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.25. Zacks Investment Research reports UNH's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 11.25%, compared to an
industry average of -7.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to UNH through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UNH as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index (
- WisdomTree Low P/E Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXLG with an increase of
7.73% over the last 100 days. XLV has the highest percent weighting
of UNH at 3.78%.