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Oct. 15, 2019, 11:27 a.m. EDT

UnitedHealth's stock soars toward record price gain, provides 120-point boost to Dow's price

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By Tomi Kilgore

Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite UNH +0.02% soared 8.0% in morning trading, putting them on track for the best one-day percentage gain since April 2011, in the wake of the health care services company's better-than-expected third-quarter earnings report. The stock's price gain of $17.65, which would be the biggest one-day price gain since the company went public in 1984, is adding about 120 points to the Dow Jones Industrial Average's /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.44% price, which is up 249 points. The stock has now run up 11% since it closed at a 1 1/2-year low of $215.26 on Sept. 27, amid political and health policy uncertainty and concerns over competition.

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Goldman loses its Wall Street luster as earnings disappoint, UnitedHealth’s stock soars toward record price gain

/zigman2/quotes/210453738/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 291.23
+0.07 +0.02%
Volume: 2.39M
July 10, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
20.39
Dividend Yield
1.72%
Market Cap
$276.20 billion
Rev. per Employee
$754,157
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
26,075.30
+369.21 +1.44%
Volume: 337.36M
July 10, 2020 5:09p
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