Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, managed care provider UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at UnitedHealth and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

UnitedHealth facts

Headquarters (founded)

Minnetonka, Minn. (1974)

Market Cap

$54.9 billion


Managed health care

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$110.6 billion


CEO Stephen Hemsley (since 2006)
CFO David Wichmann (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$11.4 billion / $16.8 billion

Dividend Yield




Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,484 members who have rated UnitedHealth believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, ValueInvestor747, offered a cautiously bullish take on UnitedHealth:

A bit risky for me as I do not like an industry with such small margins and such a large amount of government regulation; that being said, [UnitedHealth] is the dominant player in the industry and past growth has been solid. I think any Medicare Advantage cuts will be more than offset by added customers under the PPACA. Additionally, acquisitions will be huge in years to come and as such a giant, [UnitedHealth] has a huge advantage. They are also expanding into the Medicaid realm, which will play out nicely when Obamacare kicks in.

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