UnitedHealth Group Inc.
UnitedHealth Group hiked its earnings forecast for the second time this year after quarterly profit grew 13 percent and trumped Wall Street expectations.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.41 billion. On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis-based company said it had net income of $1.46.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. kept CEO Stephen J. Hemsley’s salary stable in 2012 but bumped up his total compensation for a year in which the nation’s largest health insurer grew earnings and enrollment and launched a major acquisition.
The Mayo Clinic and the Optum unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc. are teaming up on a research and innovation facility aimed at improving patient care.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. will spend about $4.9 billion in cash to buy a majority stake in Brazilian health benefits and hospital services provider, as the largest U.S. health insurer takes a big leap toward international growth.
Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. tumbled Tuesday as the health insurer’s CEO gave a cautious preview of 2012 after his company delivered a better-than-expected earnings performance for the third quarter and raised its 2011 forecast.