UnitedHealth Group’s recent trading activity
On September 5, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) ended the trading day at $267.64. The stock was marginally down from its previous day’s closing price. However, the stock registered its 52-week high of $270.17 last week on August 30. It was trading at its 52-week low of $186 on October 13, 2017.
Currently, UNH stock is trading higher than its 50-day moving average of $259.58 and its 200-day moving average of $242.86. It has fallen ~0.5% over the last week and returned ~4.3% over the last month.
Developments triggering price movement in UNH stock
In August, UNH stock rose ~6%. Year-to-date, it has risen ~22%. In July, UnitedHealth Group released its fiscal Q2 2018 results. It missed its medical cost estimates, and UNH stock fell ~2.6% on July 17.
Industry and market comparison
As of September 5, UnitedHealth Group stock rose ~35% over the last year. In comparison, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), which represents the performance of the US healthcare industry, rose ~15%. The broader stock market registered one-year gains of ~18% as of September 4. Peers Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), and Cigna (CI) returned 26%, 35%, and 1.6%, respectively, during the same period.
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