UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 07, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.625 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 20, 2016. Shareholders who purchased UNH prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $136.61, the dividend yield is 1.83%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UNH was $136.61, representing a -5.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $144.48 and a 27.07% increase over the 52 week low of $107.51.
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 $6.39. Zacks Investment Research reports UNH's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 22.49%, compared to an industry average of 11.1%.
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 - DNQ ( VHT )
- US Market Rotation Strategy ETF ( HUSE )
- WisdomTree Low P/E Fund ( EZY )
- iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is HUSE with an increase of 6.27% over the last 100 days. IYH has the highest percent weighting of UNH at 4.44%.