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

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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