UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 09, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2016. 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 $121.76, representing a -3.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $126.21 and a 28.17% 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 Cigna Corporation ( CI ). UNH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.3. Zacks Investment Research reports UNH's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 19.97%, compared to an industry average of 16.6%.
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 XLV with an decrease of -0.98% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UNH at 4.14%.
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