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Possible Bullish Inside Day Candle Pattern Detected for Unitedhealth Grp (NYSE:UNH)

By Nick Russo

SmarTrend's candlestick scanner has spotted a possible bullish inside day candle pattern in Unitedhealth Grp (NYSE:UNH) based on the price action in the company's shares. Yesterday's price range of $285.66 and $290.00 is within the prior day's high and low of the day. This trading action often signifies indecision by bulls and bears to drive prices higher or lower and often implies a possible change in trend. Traders and investors interested in shares of Unitedhealth Grp may want to consider an appropriate entry level in the event a reversal to the upside transpires. It is important to look for confirmation.

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.

Over the past year, Unitedhealth Grp has traded in a range of $187.72 to $306.71 and closed yesterday at $287.00, 53% above that low. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 0.6% while the 200-day MA has risen 0.3%.

Unitedhealth Grp (NYSE:UNH) defies analysts with a current price ($287.00) 4.2% above its average consensus price target of $274.83. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $263.89 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $261.80.

SmarTrend is tracking the current trend status for Unitedhealth Grp and will alert subscribers who have UNH in their portfolio or watchlist when shares have changed trend direction.

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Ticker(s): UNH