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UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH)

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  • Nov. 27, 2012, 8:52 AM
    UnitedHealth (UNH) tells an investor conference that it expects 2013 share buybacks of $2.5B-$3B vs $3.1B in 2012, capital spending of $1.3B-$1.4B vs $1.1B, operating cost ratio of 15.9%-15.7%, operating earnings of $9.25B-$9.75B vs $9.2B. Wants to add 13M new members in 4 years. (Conference materials)
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  • Nov. 26, 2012, 7:26 AM
    Ahead of an investor conference set for tomorrow, UnitedHealth (UNH) issues 2013 EPS guidance of $5.25-$5.50. Street consensus is for $5.60, and 2012 EPS is expected by the company to be $5.20-$5.25. (PR)
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  • Oct. 31, 2012, 11:25 AM
    WellCare Health Plans (WCG -13%) slides after its Q3 results missed on the bottom line this morning. Net profit fell 57% Y/Y on weak results from its Georgia and Kentucky Medicaid programs. The company also lowered its full-year earnings estimate on the weak Kentucky results, now expecting to earn between $4.90 and $5.05 per share. Separately, it also announced plans to acquire UnitedHealthCare Group's (UNH -0.4%) South Carolina Medicaid business for an undisclosed amount.
  • Oct. 30, 2012, 8:26 AM
    UnitedHealth (UNH) declares $0.2125/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.52%. For shareholders of record Dec 11. Payable Dec 21. Ex-div date Dec 07. (PR)
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  • Oct. 29, 2012, 10:19 AM
    UnitedHealth (UNH)completes the $4.9B purchase of approximately 60% of Amil from controlling shareholders and management after Brazil's ANS regulatory agency approves the transaction without conditions. UnitedHealth expects to make a tender of for the 30% of Amil shares held by public stockholders in Q1 2013. Amil chairman and CEO Edson Bueno will join UnitedHealth's board. (PR)
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:21 AM
    UnitedHealth (UNH) Q3: net profit +28% to $1.6B. Revenue growth fueled by increase of 2.15M consumers served over the past year, including 670,000 new consumers in Q3. Consolidated medical care ratio -170 bps to 79%. Ups 2012 EPS outlook to $5.20-$5.25 vs. consensus of $5.10, and cash flows from operations to $7B. (PR)
  • Oct. 16, 2012, 6:04 AM
    UnitedHealth (UNH): Q3 EPS of $1.50 beats by $0.16. Revenue of $27.3B (+8% Y/Y) misses by $230M. (PR)
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: DPZ, FRX, GS, GWW, IRWD, JNJ, KO, MAT, OMC, PNC, STT, UNH
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  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: DPZ, FRX, GS, GWW, IRWD, JNJ, KO, MAT, OMC, PNC, STT, UNH
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  • Oct. 9, 2012, 9:45 AM
    UnitedHealth's (UNH) $4.9B acquisition of Brazilian peer Amil "is a big deal" that will boost UNH's "growth profile for years to come," says SA author Robert Broens. Amil will add $5B in annual revenues and gives the U.S. giant "access to the enormous Brazilian market." Although the stock rose just 0.8% yesterday, Broens expects "shares to take out all time highs in the next year."
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  • Oct. 8, 2012, 10:34 AM
    UnitedHealth's (UNH +1%) purchase of 90% of Brazil's Amil Participacoes is a big step in its international expansion, and analysts appear to like the deal as it expands UNH’s presence to the fast growing Brazilian health insurance market. Brazil is under penetrated in managed care (~25% of market vs. 80% in the U.S.), and its 1,600-plus firms create significant consolidation opportunities.
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  • Oct. 8, 2012, 7:23 AM
    UnitedHealth (UNH) confirms it will acquire a 90% stake in Amil Participacoes, Brazil's largest health care company, for ~$4.9B in cash. Amil provides health and dental benefits, hospital and clinical services and advanced care management resources to more than 5M people. The deal is expected to add slightly to UNH's 2013 EPS. (previous)
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  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:07 AM
    UnitedHealth (UNH) is leading the race to acquire a part or a 100% holding in Brazilian insurer and hospital operator Amil Participacoes, which has a market cap of 9.01B reais ($4.47B), Bloomberg reports. A deal would give UnitedHealth access to an expanding private-insurance market and offer growth opportunities to its Optum unit, a provider of technology and consulting to health systems.
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  • Oct. 2, 2012, 9:58 AM
  • Sep. 27, 2012, 12:12 AM
    "Here's a pot of money, go shop." A major change is underfoot in the way firms provide employee health coverage, as Sears and Darden Restaurants - instead of offering insurance - prep to instead give workers cash and let them choose coverage from an online marketplace. WellPoint (WLP), AON, and Towers Watson (TW) are placing bets on the new model sticking, while UnitedHealth (UNH) is taking a wait-and-see approach.
  • Sep. 14, 2012, 8:42 AM
    UnitedHealth Group (UNH) +3% premarket on news it will replace Kraft in the DJIA. KFT -0.6% premarket.
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Company Description
UnitedHealth Group Inc designs products, provides services and applies technologies that improve access to health and well-being services, simplify the health care experience and make health care more affordable.
Sector: Healthcare
Country: United States