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UnitedHealth Reports Q4 Adjusted EPS Of $2.59
Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 

Jan 16 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc ::UNITEDHEALTH GROUP REPORTS 2017 RESULTS HIGHLIGHTED BY CONTINUED STRONG AND DIVERSIFIED GROWTH.FY 2017 EARNINGS PER SHARE $10.72.FY 2017 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $10.07.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $3.65; Q4 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $2.59.QTRLY REVENUE $52.1 BILLION VERSUS $47.5 BILLION LAST YEAR.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $2.51, REVENUE VIEW $51.51 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $12.30 TO $12.60.SEES FY 2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE $11.65 TO $11.95.FY2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $11.47, REVENUE VIEW $223.76 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.Q4 2017 CONSOLIDATED MEDICAL CARE RATIO OF 82.2 PERCENT REFLECTED CONSISTENT MEDICAL COST TRENDS.CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATIONS FOR FY 2018 ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM $15 BILLION TO $15.5 BILLION.DUE TO U.S. TAX REFORM, 2017 NET EARNINGS INCLUDED $1.22/SHARE NON-CASH BENEFIT FROM REVALUATION OF NET DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY.REVISED ITS 2018 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK TO REFLECT EFFECTS OF U.S. CORPORATE TAX LAW CHANGES.UNITEDHEALTH SEES 2018 UNITEDHEALTH GROUP MEDICAL CARE RATIO 81.5 PERCENT, +/- 50 BPS.Q4 NET EARNINGS OF $3.65 PER SHARE INCLUDED ONE-TIME, NON-CASH DEFERRED TAX BENEFIT OF $1.21 PER SHARE.UNITEDHEALTH SEES 2018 SHARE REPURCHASES OF $3,000 MILLION - $4,000 MILLION.TAX CUTS & JOBS ACT RESULTED IN $1.2 BILLION FAVORABLE NON-CASH REVALUATION OF CO'S U.S. NET DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY.SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $223 BILLION - $225 BILLION.  Full Article

UnitedHealth's Optum To Buy Davita Medical Group For About $4.9 Bln In Cash
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc ::DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP TO JOIN OPTUM.OPTUM - ‍AGREEMENT, ENTERED INTO ON DECEMBER 5, 2017, CALLS FOR OPTUM TO ACQUIRE DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP FOR APPROXIMATELY $4.9 BILLION IN CASH​.OPTUM - FOLLOWING TRANSACTION, DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP WILL BECOME PART OF OPTUM'S OPTUMCARE DIVISION.OPTUM - ‍DAVITA PLANS TO USE PROCEEDS FROM DEAL FOR SIGNIFICANT STOCK REPURCHASES OVER 1 TO 2 YRS AFTER CLOSE OF DEAL, AS WELL AS TO REPAY DEBT​, OTHERS.OPTUM - ‍JOE MELLO, COO OF DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP, WILL CONTINUE IN LEADERSHIP ROLE IN COMBINED ENTITY, AS WILL DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP LEADERSHIP TEAM​.  Full Article

UnitedHealth Group Sees ‍2017 Adjusted Net Earnings To Approach $10 Per Share​
Monday, 27 Nov 2017 

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Unitedhealth Group Inc ::UNITEDHEALTH GROUP TO DISCUSS BUSINESS OUTLOOK AT INVESTOR CONFERENCE.- ‍REVENUES FOR 2017 ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED $200 BILLION​.SEES ‍2017 ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS TO APPROACH $10.00 PER SHARE​.SEES 2017 ‍NET EARNINGS TO APPROACH $9.45 PER SHARE​.FY2017 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $9.99, REVENUE VIEW $200.31 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.- ‍UNITEDHEALTH GROUP WILL ALSO INTRODUCE ITS 2018 OUTLOOK, INCLUDING REVENUES OF $223 BILLION TO $225 BILLION​.- ‍CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM $13.3 BILLION TO $13.8 BILLION IN 2018​.UNITEDHEALTH SEES ‍2018 NET EARNINGS OF $10.00 TO $10.30 PER SHARE, AND ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS OF $10.55 TO $10.85 PER SHARE​.UNITEDHEALTH - ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS OUTLOOK EXCLUDES AMORTIZATION EXPENSE OF ABOUT $0.90 AND $0.85 PER SHARE FOR YEARS ENDED DEC. 31, 2017 AND 2018, RESPECTIVELY​.UNITEDHEALTH - ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS OUTLOOK EXCLUDES TAX IMPACT OF $0.35 AND $0.30 PER SHARE FOR YEARS ENDED DEC. 31, 2017 AND 2018, RESPECTIVELY​.FY2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $10.81, REVENUE VIEW $218.45 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Jana Partners takes sole share stake in UnitedHealth, dissolves sole share stake in Cognizant
Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Jana Partners LLC:Jana Partners LLC takes sole share stake of 227,730 shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc - SEC filing.Jana Partners LLC dissolves sole share stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions.Jana Partners LLC - Change in holdings are as of Sept 30, 2017 and compared with the previous quarter ended as of June 30, 2017.Source text for quarter ended Sept 30, 2017 (http://bit.ly/2igoLbb).Source text for quarter ended June 30, 2017: (http://bit.ly/2vBNz32).  Full Article

Tivity Health comments on UnitedHealthcare relationship
Monday, 6 Nov 2017 

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Tivity Health Inc ::Tivity Health comments on UnitedHealthcare relationship.Reaffirmed company's 2018 preliminary financial guidance​.In 2018, expect number of eligible members for SilverSneakers will grow to almost 16 million​.UnitedHealthcare's plans, other conversations with healthcare plan customers are fully reflected within preliminary 2018 guidance​.  Full Article

Anthem ‍board elects Gail Boudreaux CEO and president​
Monday, 6 Nov 2017 

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Anthem Inc :Anthem Inc announces key management changes.Anthem Inc - ‍board elects Gail K. Boudreaux chief executive officer and president​.Anthem Inc - ‍Joseph R. Swedish will continue as executive chairman, Anthem board of directors and senior advisor​.Anthem Inc - ‍Joseph R. Swedish will continue as executive chairman, Anthem board of directors and senior advisor​.Anthem Inc - ‍Boudreaux recently served as chief executive officer, united healthcare, medical insurance subsidiary of unitedhealth group​.Anthem inc - ‍ceo joseph r. Swedish will be stepping down in may 2018, and serve as senior advisor through may 2020​.Anthem Inc - ‍Gail K. Boudreaux appointed to company's board of directors, effective November 20, 2017​.  Full Article

UnitedHealth reports Q3 adjusted net earnings of $2.66 per share
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 

Oct 17 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc : :UnitedHealth Group Inc - Third quarter revenues grew 9% year-over-year to $50.3 billion‍​.UnitedHealth Group Inc - Qtrly net earnings of $2.51 per share grew 24% year-over-year‍​ ‍​.UnitedHealth Group Inc qtrly adjusted net earnings of $2.66 per share.Q3 earnings per share view $2.56, revenue view $50.37 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.UnitedHealth Group Inc - Now expects 2017 GAAP net earnings to approach $9.45 per share, 2017 adjusted net earnings to approach $10.00 per share‍​.UnitedHealth Group Inc - Third quarter 2017 consolidated medical care ratio of 81.4 percent increased 110 basis points year-over-year‍​.FY2017 earnings per share view $9.88 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

UnitedHealth announces extension of exchange offer to acquire Surgical Care Affiliates
Friday, 17 Mar 2017 

Unitedhealth Group Inc : Unitedhealth group announces extension of exchange offer to acquire surgical care affiliates, inc. .Unitedhealth group inc - exchange offer, which was scheduled to expire on march 21, been extended until 12:01 a.m., on friday, march 24, 2017.  Full Article

UnitedHealth spokesman confirms plan to cover Sarepta's Exondys 51
Friday, 7 Oct 2016 

UnitedHealth Group Inc : UnitedHealth spokesman confirms plans to cover Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's muscular dystrophy drug Exondys 51. (Reporting by Caroline Humer) ((caroline.humer@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Fitch affirms UnitedHealth Group outlook remains negative
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 

UnitedHealth Group Inc :Fitch affirms UnitedHealth Group; outlook remains negative.  Full Article