UNH (NYSE) - Dividend History and Outstanding Shares

Dividend Rating: 7.23 ✓ Yield 1.40%, Avg. Growth per Year 11.98%, 80.6% Consistency of Payouts and many other metrics.

Dividends Paid Yearly

Number of Payouts Yearly

Outstanding Shares

What is the Trend of UNH`s Outstanding Shares?

The Outstanding Shares of UnitedHealth Group are shrinking at a rate of -0.40% per year on average over the last 10 years. The Correlation Coefficent of the Outstanding Shares is -68.89%. This correlation quantifies the strength and direction of the relationship between stock splits, issuing new shares, and share buybacks.

Did UnitedHealth Group ever had a Stock Split?

Yes, last Stock Split was on 2005-05-31 with a factor of 2:1. This stock split increased the number of shares and lowered the price per share by a ratio of 2.
Year Number of Shares (Mill.) Growth
2023 935 -1.27%
2022 947 -0.84%
2021 955 -0.62%
2020 961 -0.1%
2019 962 -2.04%
2018 982 -0.91%
2017 991 +2.16%
2016 970 +0.31%
2015 967 -0.62%
2014 973 -4.04%
2013 1014 -2.22%
2012 1037 -2.17%
2011 1060 -3.55%
2010 1099 -4.93%
2009 1156 -4.46%
2008 1210 -5.32%
2007 1278 -8.39%
2006 1395 -1.83%
2005 1421 +6.04%
2004 1340 +6.35%
2003 1260 +1.09%
2002 1246.4 +1.37%
2001 1229.6 -7.41%
2000 1328 -1.54%
1999 1348.8 -7.87%
1998 1464 -8.04%
1997 1592 +5.11%
1996 1514.64 +4.91%
1995 1443.76 +2.31%
1994 1411.22 +15.22%
1993 1224.76 +12.51%
1992 1088.57 +8.86%
1991 1000 +12.18%
1990 891.43 +33.05%
1989 670 +45.65%
1988 460 -10.09%
1987 511.65 +4.81%
1986 488.16 +22.04%
1985 400

Dividend Yields & Ratings

Overall Dividend Rating 7.23
Dividends Paid 12m 7.29 Yield 12m 1.40%
Dividends Paid Average 5y 6.28 Yield Average 5y 1.21%
Growth Rate 5y 11.98% Yield on Cost 5y 2.94%
Payout Consistency 80.6% First Payout 1990-08-27
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Last 25 Dividends (Paid in USD)

Date Period Dividend Rate Growth
2023-12-01 Quarterly 1.88
2023-09-08 Quarterly 1.88
2023-06-16 Quarterly 1.88 13.9%
2023-03-10 Quarterly 1.65
2022-12-02 Quarterly 1.65
2022-09-09 Quarterly 1.65
2022-06-16 Quarterly 1.65 13.8%
2022-03-11 Quarterly 1.45
2021-12-03 Quarterly 1.45
2021-09-10 Quarterly 1.45
2021-06-18 Quarterly 1.45 16%
2021-03-12 Quarterly 1.25
2020-12-04 Quarterly 1.25
2020-09-11 Quarterly 1.25
2020-06-19 Quarterly 1.25 15.7%
2020-03-13 Quarterly 1.08
2019-12-06 Quarterly 1.08
2019-09-13 Quarterly 1.08
2019-06-14 Quarterly 1.08 20%
2019-03-08 Quarterly 0.9
2018-11-30 Quarterly 0.9
2018-09-06 Quarterly 0.9
2018-06-15 Quarterly 0.9 20%
2018-03-08 Quarterly 0.75
2017-11-30 Quarterly 0.75
Dividends, a critical component of investing, offer insights into UnitedHealth Group financial health:

  • UNH`s 1.40% Dividend Yield is calculated by dividing the dividend payments of the last 12-Months (TTM) of 7.29 USD by the current stock price.
  • 2.94% Yield on Cost is a metric for long-term investors, reflecting the current dividend yield of 1.40% compared to a 5-Year old purchase price. This metric helps investors assess the income growth potential of their investments over time.
  • The 80.6% Payout Consistency of UNH Dividends gauges Stability (Values above 80%) or Fragility (Values under 60%).
  • The Average Dividend Growth Rate of 11.98% per year in the last 5-Years showcases UNH`s commitment to shareholders. Steady or increasing dividends over time can be a sign of a healthy financial outlook.
As an investor, understanding the dividend-related metrics of UNH UnitedHealth Group is essential for building a balanced and income-generating portfolio.

The Overall Dividend Rating of 7.23 is quantified on a scale from 0 to +10.
Ratings surpassing 5 are regarded as favorable, while those exceeding 7.5 are exceptionally strong. The calculations includes the above mentioned: Yield, Yield on Cost, Consistency of Dividend Payment and Growth Rate/CAGR over time.