More on UnitedHealth Q3: Net profit edges up

UnitedHealth's (UNH) net profit +0.8% to $1.57B

Membership grows to 89.7M from 89.2M in Q2 and 77.6M in Q3 2012.

Medical-care ratio - the proportion of insurance premiums used for patient care - rose to 80.6% from 79% a year earlier.

Total operating costs +13%.

Raises low end of FY guidance by 5 cents to $5.40-5.50 vs consensus of $5.51. Sees revenue of $122B vs $122.68B.

Shares -1.1% premarket.(Previous) (PR)

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