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UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH

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UnitedHealth Raises 2021 Outlook in Line With Our Estimates; Shares Slightly Rich

Julie Utterback, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Julie Utterback, CFA |

Narrow-moat UnitedHealth Group released first-quarter operating results that beat market consensus, and management raised its guidance a bit. However, our estimates remain within management's new outlook range, so we are not changing our $329 fair value estimate materially on this news. Shares appear slightly rich to us.

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UnitedHealth Group is the largest private health insurance provider in the United States, providing medical benefits to 48 million members across its U.S. and international businesses at the end of 2020. As a leader in employer-sponsored, self-directed, and government-backed insurance plans, UnitedHealth has obtained massive scale in managed care. Along with its insurance assets, UnitedHealth's continued investments in its Optum franchises have created a healthcare services colossus that spans everything from medical and pharmaceutical benefits to providing outpatient care and analytics to both affiliated and third-party customers.

Contact
9900 Bren Road East, UnitedHealth Group Center
Minnetonka, MN, 55343
T +1 952 936-1300
Sector Healthcare
Industry Healthcare Plans
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Aggressive Growth
Employees 330,000

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