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There are a number of specific details that investors in UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the healthcare giant from a shareholder’s perspective.

The slideshow shows, among other things, that UnitedHealth Group rewards investors in multiple ways. Among others:

  • It paid out 27% of its earnings via dividends over the last 12 months, corresponding to a 1.72% dividend yield.
  • And it bought back $1.7 billion worth of its own stock over the past four quarters, translating into a 1.7% decrease in UnitedHealth’s outstanding share count.

To learn more about UnitedHealth Group’s stock, scroll through the slideshow below.

Slideshow data sourced from on Dec. 11, 2015. Image sources: iStock/Thinkstock.

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