UnitedHealth Group’s recent trading activity
On October 3, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) ended the trading day at $270.90. The stock was marginally up from its previous day’s closing price and hit its 52-week high of $272.07 on the day. UNH stock registered its 52-week low of $186 on October 13, 2017.
Currently, UNH stock is trading higher than its 50-day moving average of $265.13 and its 200-day moving average of $248.30. The stock has risen ~3% over the last one week. Over the last one month, the stock is up ~0.91%.
Events triggering UNH stock price movement
Year-to-date, UNH stock has risen ~23%. UnitedHealth Group is scheduled to report its Q3 2018 earnings results on October 16. The company posted its fiscal Q2 2018 results on July 17. The stock registered a decline of ~2.6% on the day although the company’s sales, as well as earnings, had come in ahead of analysts’ estimates.
Industry and market comparison
As of October 3, UnitedHealth Group stock has risen ~36.4% in the last year. In comparison, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), which represents the performance of the US healthcare industry, rose ~16%. The broader stock market has registered one-year gains of ~15.6% as of October 3. Peers Cigna (CI), Aetna (AET), and Anthem (ANTM) returned 11%, 25%, and 43%, respectively, during the same period.
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