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By Dave Sebastian
Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) rose nearly 6%, to $233, after the company posted third-quarter results that beat expectations.
The parent of the nation's largest health insurer posted sales of $60.35 billion for the third quarter, up 6.71% from the comparable quarter a year ago and beating the $59.76 billion analysts polled by FactSet had expected.
Earnings rose to $3.67 a share, up 13% from the comparable period last year. Analysts were expecting $3.55 a share.
The Minnesota-based company raised its profit guidance for 2019 to be between $14.15 a share and $14.25 a share from its previous forecast of $13.95 a share to $14.15 a share.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
October 15, 2019 10:30 ET (14:30 GMT)
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