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UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH

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UnitedHealth Reports Strong Second Quarter and Reiterates 2020 Outlook; Shares Fairly Valued

Julie Utterback, CFA Senior Analyst

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| Julie Utterback, CFA |

Narrow-moat UnitedHealth Group reported strong second-quarter operating results that included an earnings beat on delayed elective procedures and routine care related to the COVID-19 crisis. Despite that bottom-line strength, management maintained its guidance for 2020, which reflects the potential for some delayed care to work its way back into the system as well as extra potential costs associated with efforts to contain the pandemic. Overall, UnitedHealth's results and outlook remain solid, and our fair value estimate is unchanged.

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Business Description

UnitedHealth Group is the largest private health insurance provider in the United States, offering medical benefits to nearly 50 million members across its U.S. and international businesses. As the leader in employer-sponsored, self-directed, and government-backed insurance plans, UnitedHealth has obtained unrivaled scale compared with its peers in managed care. Along with its insurance assets, UnitedHealth's continued investment behind its Optum franchises has 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.

9900 Bren Road East, UnitedHealth Group Center
Minnetonka, MN, 55343
T +1 952 936-1300
Sector Healthcare
Industry Healthcare Plans
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Aggressive Growth
Employees 325,000