UnitedHealth Group’s stock hit a 52-week high of $269.14 on Aug. 28.
Over the past month, UnitedHealth’s stock has increased 2.8 percent, according to Zacks.com. Since the beginning of the year, the health insurer has gained 19.9 percent.
UnitedHealth’s stock has outperformed its sector due to consistently positive earnings. The health insurer has not missed Zacks.com’s earnings consensus in the last four quarters. By the end of this fiscal year, UnitedHealth is projected to record earnings of $12.72 per share on $224.86 billion in revenues.