|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||265.00 - 272.81|
|52 Week Range||202.70 - 272.81|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.75|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.69|
|Earnings Date||Oct 15, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.60 (1.39%)|
|1y Target Est||301.33|
Cracker Barrel, Palo Alto Networks and UnitedHealth are the Yahoo Finance charts of the day.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. raised its full-year earnings projection for 2018 and offered reassurance about its early outlook for next year, as the company pointed to growth drivers including the continuing expansion of private Medicare plans. UnitedHealth said Tuesday it expects to earn $12.80 a share on an adjusted basis this year, compared with the range of $12.50 to $12.75 a share it previously suggested. UnitedHealth Chief Executive David Wichmann said on a conference call with analysts and investors that for next year, analysts’ consensus projection “captures our 2019 outlook within a typically sized range,” and he said that longer term, the company expects its performance to reflect its goal of 13% to 16% earnings growth.
Another round of strong earnings suggests that health care is living up to its reputation as a defensive industry. UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson, two industry heavyweights, demonstrated that with third-quarter results on Tuesday by topping analyst expectations on both the top and bottom line and increasing their full year profit guidance. UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest publicly traded health insurer, reported revenue of $56.5 billion and adjusted earnings of $3.41 a share.
Jim Cramer continues his "power rankings" with the health-care sector. His stock picks include a hospital operator, an animal health play and a medical robot maker.
CNBC's Jim Cramer continues his stock-picking "power rankings" with the health-care sector. The "Mad Money" host's top picks include a hospital operator, an animal health play and a medical robot maker.
CNBC's Jim Cramer explains what led the market to soar on Tuesday after days of selling. The strength can last as long as the Fed doesn't get too hawkish, the "Mad Money" host warns. As better-than-expected earnings results drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 500 points higher on Tuesday, paring last week's losses, CNBC's Jim Cramer became cautiously optimistic about the fate of the rally.
Jim Cramer explains what led the market to soar on Tuesday after days of selling and says the strength can last if the Fed behaves accordingly.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and its UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses are donating $500,000 to help residents of the Florida Gulf Coast region recover and rebuild from Hurricane Michael. UnitedHealth Group will donate the funds to the Florida Disaster Fund. “We are deeply concerned for the people affected by Hurricane Michael, and we are committed to supporting local communities in the Gulf Coast region as they recover and rebuild,” said David S. Wichmann, chief executive officer, UnitedHealth Group.
Stocks scored big gains Tuesday as the major market indexes gapped up at the open and plowed higher throughout the session.
Earnings season is just getting started, but the early signs are looking even better than the bulls were anticipating.
Tuesday's big movers, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Comerica, UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson, all beat by wide margins. Fear of higher costs, through higher interest rates, higher wages and higher raw material costs, has now become a major preoccupation for investors. Tuesday's big movers, including Goldman Sachs GS , Morgan Stanley MS , Comerica CMA , UnitedHealth UNH and Johnson & Johnson JNJ , all beat by wide margins.
Stock futures: Adobe rose on solid guidance. Palo Alto Networks reiterated guidance and named a president. Twilio will buy mass-emails specialist SendGrid. Dow stock UnitedHealth earnings topped.