UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) would substitute Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT) in the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, the 30-components blue-chip index, in the wake of Kraft’s intention to spin off its North American grocery unit.
On Friday, S&P Dow Jones Indices reported that the change would be implemented with the starting bell of trading on Sept. 24.
Following the spinoff, Kraft Foods would be renamed Mondelez International Inc. The Dow group considers that Mondelez’s lowered market capitalization and projected sluggish percentage of sales generated from the US makes the firm less symbol of the US huge-capitalization market segment.
Its competitors include Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) that increased +1.62% to $38.78 with the total traded volume of 3.30 million shares and Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) that surged +2.51% to $71.15 with the total traded volume of 1.46 million shares.
Other Healthcare stocks with bullish trend include Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) up +5.49% to $5.66, Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) up +2.91% to $62.00 and Sanofi SA (ADR) (NYSE:SNY) up +0.43% to $43.91, whereas with bearish trend include Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) down -1.81% to $23.81, ohnson & Johnson(NYSE:JNJ) down -1.06% to $68.26 and Bristol Myers Squibb Co.(NYSE:BMY) down -1.45% to $33.21.
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:UNH) stock reports on Sep 14, 2012 increased +0.48% to the trading price of $54.15. Its fifty two week range is $41.32-$60.75. The total market capitalization remained $55.93 billion.
The overall volume in the current trading session is 10.84 million shares. In its share capital UNH has 1.03 billion outstanding shares among them 1.03 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. UNH stock institutional ownership remained 88.79% while insider ownership included 0.75%.
UNH is ahead its 52 week low with +32.55% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -10.76%. UNH last month stock price volatility remained 1.51%. The stock price of UNH is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with +0.40% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with +0.80%.
UNH current year earnings per share experienced an addition with 15.45% while its current quarter performance remained -8.68%. Company’s beta coefficient included 0.90. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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