UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.2125 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 26,
2013. Shareholders who purchased UNH stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that UNH has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of UNH was $53.81,
representing a -11.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.75 and
a 6.94% increase over the 52 week low of $50.32.
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 $5.28. Zacks Investment Research reports UNH's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.33%, compared to an
industry average of 9.3%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Health Care ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLV with an increase of
10.41% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of UNH at 3.25%.