UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2012


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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) 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. ( WLP ) and Cigna Corporation ( CI ). 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 dates, visit the UNH Dividend History page.

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 ( XLV )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund ( IYH )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index ( IHF )
  • WisdomTree Low P/E Fund ( EZY ).

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%.

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