UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 08, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 20, 2018. Shareholders who purchased UNH 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 $226.18, representing a -9.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $250.79 and a 38.98% increase over the 52 week low of $162.74.
UNH is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Anthem, Inc. ( ANTM ) and Aetna Inc. ( AET ). UNH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $10.71. Zacks Investment Research reports UNH's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 24.28%, compared to an industry average of 24.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UNH through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UNH as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF ( IYH )
- Vanguard Health Care ETF ( VHT )
- iShares Global Healthcare ETF ( IXJ )
- iShares Trust ( MTUM )
- Principal Price Setters Index ETF ( PSET ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSET with an increase of 28.2% over the last 100 days. IYH has the highest percent weighting of UNH at 6.53%.
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