UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013

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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) 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. ( WLP ) and Cigna Corporation ( CI ). 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%.

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 )
  • Vanguard Health Care ETF ( VHT )
  • 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 ).

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%.



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