The company's board of directors voted on Feb. 7 to pay a quarterly shareholder dividend of 21.25 cents per share in the first quarter of 2013, according to the UnitedHealth Group website. "The dividend will be paid on March 26 to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on March 15."
In 2012, the company's revenue grew by 9 percent and expects to see continued growth in 2013.
The stock closed Friday at $57.74, an increase of 69 cents (1.21 percent).
Since the first of the year, the stock has risen 6.45 percent and has gained 12.53 percent over the 12 months.
Investors who invested in the company 10 years ago and held onto their shares have seen the stock value rise 991.37 percent.
UnitedHealth was made part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in September of 2012. It replaced Kraft Foods as one of the DJIA’s 30 components.