Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) shares traded on 4.21% above secure line and closed at $274.63. The stock exchanged hands 5.8 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 2.97 Million shares. It has a market cap of $264.24 Billion.

Wall Street analysts are predicting that Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) will report earnings per share of $3.21 in their quarterly report. For the current quarter Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has high EPS estimates of $3.38 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $3.16. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $2.59 EPS. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 22 analysts.

Investors as well as the sell-side will be paying close attention to how the actual numbers compare with the estimates. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company’s stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock’s price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it’s not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.

A large surprise factor in either direction typically can lead to a significant swing in the stock price in the hours and days after the report. Previously Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) reported $3.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.29 by $0.12 with surprise factor of 3.6%.

Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has average revenue estimates of $57.92 Billion, compared to low analyst estimates of $57.13 Billion and high estimates of $58.86 Billion for the current quarter. A total number of 13 analysts provided estimations over revenues. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $225.6 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $224.36 Billion and high estimates of $226.69 Billion according to the prediction of 16 analysts.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 22 analysts Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH)’s price will reach at $305.36 during 52 weeks. Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $269 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $330.

On the other hand Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 63.36 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 6.31. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100; the value will be 0 if the stock falls on all 14 days, and 100, if the price moves up on all the days) as suggested by J Welles Wilder. In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. The level of 50 represents neutral market momentum and corresponds with the center line in other oscillators such as MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). The average true range (ATR) is a measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder.

Consequently Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 2.12%, 2.43% respectively.