Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, managed care provider UnitedHealth Group (NYS: UNH) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at UnitedHealth's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Minnetonka, Minn. (1974)
Managed health care
CEO Stephen Hemsley (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$14.3 billion / $12.9 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 3,442 members who have rated UnitedHealth believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, CoreAndExplore, listed a few of UnitedHealth's positives: "High [return on equity] and net margin for a health insurer. Debt/equity is also very healthy, and considering the strong annual earnings growth one can expect over the next few years of between 10-12%, [UnitedHealth] is due for a run."
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