| 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 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of UNH's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of UNH shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like UNH versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching UNH by allowing them to research UNH shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.