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UNH Unitedhealth Group dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Unitedhealth Group's most recent quarterly dividend of $1.65 per share was on Sep 9, 2022 (ex-date). At an annualized rate of $6.2 per share, the stock yields 1.22%.

Key dates

  • UNH last dividend date: Sep 9, 2022
  • UNH next dividend date: Not announced
UNH dividend stats
DPS
$6.2
Dividend yield
1.22%
Payout ratio
31.9%
vs. Healthcare sector
Dividend yield
1.89%
Payout ratio
36.4%

Dividend yield

What is Unitedhealth Group current dividend yield

UNH has a dividend yield of 1.22% which is below the Healthcare sector and the industry average. Compared to its Healthcare sector average of 1.89%, Unitedhealth Group's dividend yield is 35% lower. The current dividend yield is below the historical average of 1.4% of the last 5 years.

Dividend history

What is UNH dividend payout history and dates

Unitedhealth Group has a dividend history dating as far as 1996, but when it comes to recent years the company has recorded 21 consecutive years of dividend payments. Our records of UNH show that the company has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has increased by 15% for the last year. However since the stock price has gone up by 27% from a year ago, the dividend yield has decreased by 10%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Sep 9, 2022 Sep 20, 2022 Aug 17, 2022 $1.65 normal
Jun 16, 2022 Jun 28, 2022 Jun 8, 2022 $1.65 normal
Mar 11, 2022 Mar 22, 2022 $1.45 normal
Dec 3, 2021 Dec 14, 2021 Nov 5, 2021 $1.45 normal
Sep 10, 2021 Sep 21, 2021 Aug 11, 2021 $1.45 normal
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 29, 2021 Jun 9, 2021 $1.45 normal
Mar 12, 2021 Mar 23, 2021 Feb 24, 2021 $1.25 normal
Dec 4, 2020 Dec 15, 2020 Nov 4, 2020 $1.25 normal
Sep 11, 2020 Sep 22, 2020 Aug 5, 2020 $1.25 normal
Jun 19, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Jun 2, 2020 $1.25 normal
Mar 13, 2020 Mar 24, 2020 Feb 17, 2020 $1.08 normal
Dec 6, 2019 Dec 17, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 $1.08 normal
Sep 13, 2019 Sep 24, 2019 Aug 13, 2019 $1.08 normal
Jun 14, 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Jun 5, 2019 $1.08 normal
Mar 8, 2019 Mar 19, 2019 Feb 27, 2019 $0.9 normal
Nov 30, 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Nov 9, 2018 $0.9 normal
Sep 6, 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Aug 8, 2018 $0.9 normal
Jun 15, 2018 Jun 26, 2018 Jun 5, 2018 $0.9 normal
Mar 8, 2018 Mar 20, 2018 Feb 14, 2018 $0.75 normal
Nov 30, 2017 Dec 12, 2017 Nov 8, 2017 $0.75 normal
Sep 7, 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Aug 16, 2017 $0.75 normal
Jun 15, 2017 Jun 27, 2017 Jun 7, 2017 $0.75 normal
Mar 8, 2017 Mar 21, 2017 Feb 9, 2017 $0.625 normal
Nov 30, 2016 Dec 13, 2016 Nov 9, 2016 $0.625 normal
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 Aug 3, 2016 $0.625 normal
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 28, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $0.625 normal
Mar 9, 2016 Mar 22, 2016 Feb 10, 2016 $0.5 normal
Dec 2, 2015 Dec 15, 2015 $0.5 normal
Sep 9, 2015 Sep 22, 2015 $0.5 normal
Jun 11, 2015 Jun 24, 2015 Jun 3, 2015 $0.5 normal

Unitedhealth Group dividend payout ratio

What is Unitedhealth Group dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

UNH has a payout ratio of 31.9% which is higher than the industry average but lower than the Healthcare sector average. If we compare it with the Healthcare sector average of 36.4%, Unitedhealth Group's payout ratio is 12% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

UNH dividend vs peer dividends

How does UNH dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
UNH Unitedhealth Group Inc 1.22% $6.2 31.9%
HUM Humana Inc 0.62% $3.06 12.4%

Frequently asked questions

Does Unitedhealth Group pay a dividend?

Yes, Unitedhealth Group has been paying dividends for the last 21 years.

When is Unitedhealth Group's next dividend?

Currently UNH's next dividend date is unknown, however based on the recent dividend frequency we project that it will likely be in December 2022.

When was UNH's last dividend?

Unitedhealth Group's last dividend ex-date was on Sep 9, 2022. The dividend amount was $1.65 per share.

How much dividend does Unitedhealth Group pay (per share)?

UNH's annualized dividend per share is $6.2.

What is Unitedhealth Group's dividend yield?

Unitedhealth Group's current dividend yield is 1.22%.

How often does Unitedhealth Group pay dividends?

Unitedhealth Group pays four dividends per year.

What is Unitedhealth Group's dividend payout ratio?

Unitedhealth Group's dividend payout ratio is 31.9%.

Does Unitedhealth Group pay a good dividend?

Unitedhealth Group's dividend yield is below the Healthcare sector average.