UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 15, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.625 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 28, 2016. Shareholders who purchased UNH prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $138.09, the dividend yield is 1.81%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UNH was $138.09, representing a -1.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $140.89 and a 45.36% increase over the 52 week low of $95.
UNH is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Aetna Inc. ( AET ) and Anthem, Inc. ( ANTM ). UNH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.22. Zacks Investment Research reports UNH's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 22.12%, compared to an industry average of 12.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UNH through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UNH as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Health Care ( XLV )
- iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF ( IYH )
- Vanguard Health Care ETF - DNQ ( VHT )
- PowerShares DWA Healthcare Momentum Portfolio ( PTH )
- iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of 9.98% over the last 100 days. XLV has the highest percent weighting of UNH at 4.14%.