| UnitedHealth Group is a health care company. Co. has four reportable segments across its two business platforms, Optum and UnitedHealthCare: OptumHealth, which focuses on care delivery, care management, wellness and consumer engagement, and health financial services; OptumInsight, which provides analytics, technology and health care capabilities to deliver integrated services and solutions; OptumRx, which provides pharmacy care services and programs; and UnitedHealthcare, which includes UnitedHealthcare Employer and Individual, UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement, UnitedHealthcare Community and State and UnitedHealthcare Global. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our UNH shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute UNH market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing UNH market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing UNH's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of UNH versus a peer is one thing; comparing
UNH market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like UNH can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching UNH by allowing them to research the UNH market cap history.