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A health insurance giant, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide.
Big data and health care
Healthcare money machine!!
Quarter after quarter UNH adds more enrollees to its vast insurance business. A profitable underwriter and a data-driven management team are the perfect fit in the post-ACA world. Optum will continue to grow and make the core business even stronger.
Sell-off looks over done.
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Screen: Over $10B, Top 10% EBIT/EV, Z Score >1.81
good buying opportunity after recent dip
An aging population and more people being forced to buy insurance.
Strong product and market leader in a growing field.
Poor customer service, extreme website failures, lack of communication in business areas.
I happen to use United Healthcare (AARP) as my Medigap provider. They pay the 20% that Medicare doesn't, they're thorough, easy to talk to,
For reference point and to allow for comments by others. As of the end of March, 2013.ROE 17.13%%Trailing PE 12.20PB 2.06Div yield 1.40%
Insurers are not well positioned yet to deal with increasing hospital negotiating power
Buy long UNH shares in blocks of 100 & go short out of the money 2014/2015 calls with a premium of $5 – $7. Along with current dividend income & above average option premium these shares should generate plausible returns.http://holding.amijag.com/2013/01/unh/
United Health Group company control or provides private medical insurance services to over 27 million private customers, has operations in gov. services (Medicare and Medicaid) for over 11 million seniors and 4 million beneficiaries respectively. They just won a US Dept. of Defense "TriCare" contract for 5 years as of July 2012. *copy/click link for details: http://seekingalpha.com/article/950571-unitedhealth-group-new-coverage-with-70-price-estimate?source=marketwatch
From all that I read online and in the press,United Health Group was/is very proactive to deal with Obamacare and with it being upheld AND/OR overturned. So, they will be doing better than okay. They are also very aggressively focusing on the public sector (a growth market if ever there was one). Their management style is "cut-throat" and very bottom line oriented and that mostly benefits the stockholders.
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