October 16, 2018 / 10:02 AM / a month ago

UnitedHealth posts 28 percent rise in third-quarter profit

Oct 16 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc reported a 28 percent rise in quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by growth in its insurance and medical services businesses.

Net earnings attributable to shareholders at the largest U.S. health insurer rose to $3.19 billion, or $3.24 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $2.49 billion, or $2.51 per share, a year earlier.

Total revenue rose to $56.56 billion from $50.32 billion. (Reporting by Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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