| 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 37 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of UNH's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of UnitedHealth Group shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like UnitedHealth Group 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 UnitedHealth Group by allowing them to research UnitedHealth Group shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.