Dow Today: UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 53 points (+0.3%) at 15,681 as of Friday, Feb 7, 2014, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 105.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 378 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,836 issues advancing vs. 990 declining with 197 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which is lagging the broader index with a four-cent decline to $70.83. Volume for UnitedHealth Group currently sits at 1.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.5 million shares.

UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $71.3 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 5.9% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.6%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates UnitedHealth Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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