| UnitedHealth Group is a health care company. Co. has four reportable segments across its two business platforms, UnitedHealthcare and Optum: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care benefits to an array of customers and markets through its UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, UnitedHealthcare Community & State and UnitedHealthcare Global; OptumHealth, which serves the physical, emotional and health-related financial needs of individuals; OptumInsight, which provides services, technology and health care knowledge to main participants in the health care industry; and OptumRx, which provides pharmacy care services and programs. We show 39 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 UnitedHealth Group market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing UnitedHealth Group'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 UnitedHealth Group versus a peer is one thing; comparing
UnitedHealth Group 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 UnitedHealth Group can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching UnitedHealth Group by allowing them to research the UnitedHealth Group market cap history.