This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

3 Health Care Buys for 2012

UnitedHealth Group

The majority of Wall Street is bullish UnitedHealth Group (UNH - Get Report) with 19 of the 24 analysts covering the stock at either strong buy (9) or buy (10), and the median 12-month price target sitting at $58, according to Thomson Reuters data. That implies potential upside of 13% from Tuesday's close at $51.35.

The company is the strongest large-cap recommendation of Stifel Nicolaus analyst Tom Carroll, who says the Minnetonka, Minn.-based health care services company is attractive because it's diversifying away from just health insurance.

UnitedHealth has beaten Wall Street's earnings expectations in the first three quarters of this past fiscal year, delivering an average upside surprise of nearly 22%. The company is slated to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results on Jan. 19 with the average analysts' estimate calling for a profit of $1.02 a share in the December-ending period on revenue of $25.69 billion.

TheStreet Ratings rates UnitedHealth Group at A+ and considers the stock a buy with a $63.68 price target.
2 of 4

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
CVS $94.09 -0.57%
UNH $112.71 -1.40%
WLP $136.01 1.43%
AAPL $118.40 0.50%
FB $104.25 -1.10%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,719.92 -78.57 -0.44%
S&P 500 2,080.41 -9.70 -0.46%
NASDAQ 5,108.6660 -18.8590 -0.37%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs