Stocks in Focus: UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)

On Tuesday, Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH), included 1.23 % and shut at $152.26 inside the end purchasing and offering session. The last exchanging scope of the stock ranges amongst $150.26 and $152.93. UnitedHealth Group (UNH) will host its annual Shareholder Conference with analysts and institutional shareholders in New York City on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, starting at 8:00 a.m. EST. At the meeting, senior leaders will discuss the Company’s performance and outlook, counting reviewing business trends and programs related to its various business units and providing financial projections for 2017.

Shares of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM), added 0.42 % and shut at $90.00 inside the last exchanging session. The rest of the purchasing and offering scope of the stock levels among $89.20 and $90.24. The association’s commercial center capitalization is $140.45 Billion with the general uncommon loads of 1.55 billion. Philip Morris International Inc.’s (“PMI”) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) Chief Financial Officer, Jacek Olczak, addresses shareholders recently at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference in New York.

PMI revises, for currency only, its 2016 full-year stated diluted earnings per share forecast to be in a range of $4.46 to $4.51 as compared to $4.42 in 2015. Apart From an unfavorable currency impact, at prevailing exchange rates, of about $0.42 for the full-year 2016, the diluted earnings per share range represents a projected increase of about 10.5% to 11.5% as compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $4.42 in 2015.

This forecast does not include any share repurchases in 2016.

The adjusted diluted EPS of $4.42 in 2015 is calculated as stated diluted EPS of $4.42, plus a $0.03 per share charge related to asset impairment and exit costs, less a $0.03 per share benefit related to discrete tax items.

This forecast excludes the impact of any future acquisitions, unanticipated asset impairment and exit cost charges, future changes in currency exchange rates, and any unusual events.

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