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Shares of UnitedHealth Rise Above Previous 52-Week High

By Shiri Gupta

UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) traded at a new 52-week high today of $172.62. Approximately 650,000 shares have changed hands today, as compared to an average 30-day volume of 3.4 million shares.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated owns and manages organized health systems in the United States and internationally. The Company provides employers products and resources to plan and administer employee benefit programs. UnitedHealth also serves the health needs of older Americans, provides specialized care services, and provides health care information and research to providers and payers.

In the past 52 weeks, UnitedHealth share prices have been bracketed by a low of $95.00 and a high of $172.62 and are now at $172.34, 81% above that low price. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.15% higher and 0.77% higher over the past week, respectively.

There is potential upside of 7.5% for shares of UnitedHealth based on a current price of $172.34 and an average consensus analyst price target of $185.20. UnitedHealth shares have support at the 50-day moving average (MA) of $127.45 and additional support at the 200-day MA of $119.49.

SmarTrend is monitoring the recent change of momentum in UnitedHealth. Please refer to our Company Overview for the results of our proprietary technical indicators that have been scanning shares of UnitedHealth in search of a potential trend change.

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Ticker(s): UNH