UNH’s Stock Price Performance in June



UnitedHealth Group’s recent trading activity

On June 28, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) ended the trading day at $244.90, ~4.6% lower than its 52-week low of $183.86 reached on July 18, 2017. The stock was trading ~33.0% lower than the 52-week high of $256.73 that it reached on June 13.

Currently, UNH stock is trading lower than its 50-day moving average of $247.15 but higher than its 200-day moving average of $233.04. UnitedHealth Group stock has declined ~2.8% over the last week, and its stock performance has been relatively flat over the last month.

Developments triggering price movement in UNH stock

On June 28, UnitedHealth Group registered a stock price decline of ~1.1% in premarket trading on the news of Amazon’s (AMZN) acquisition of PillPack pharmacy. This development is discussed in CVS and Walgreens Contend with Amazon’s PillPack Acquisition. Express Scripts Holdings (ESRX) also registered a stock price decline of ~2.6% in premarket trading on the day.

On June 6, UnitedHealth Group announced an increased dividend payment to its shareholders for the second quarter, which we’ll discuss in the next article. The stock rose ~1.0% in premarket trading on the day.

Industry and market comparison

On June 29, UnitedHealth Group stock rose ~32.0% over the last year, while the healthcare industry (XLV) registered a rise of ~5.0%. Peers Aetna (AET) and Anthem (ANTM) returned 22.0% and 27.0%, respectively, during the same period.

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