Key Developments: UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

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UnitedHealth Group Inc In Talks To Buy Amil Participacoes SA-Reuters
Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 03:01pm EDT 

Reuters reported that that UnitedHealth Group Inc is in talks to buy some or all of Brazilian insurer and hospital operator Amil Participacoes SA. The deal could be announced in October third week. UnitedHealth could not be reached for comment.  Full Article

UnitedHealth Group Inc To Join Dow Replacing Kraft Foods Inc-Reuters
Friday, 14 Sep 2012 01:16pm EDT 

Reuters reported that UnitedHealth Group Inc will replace Kraft Foods Inc in the Dow Jones industrial average, putting the insurer in the storied 30-stock index at a time when an aging U.S. population is making healthcare one of the strongest-growing segments of the economy.  Full Article

UnitedHealth Group Inc Authorizes Payment Of Quarterly Dividend
Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 07:00am EDT 

UnitedHealth Group Inc announced that its Board of Directors, at its meeting on August 7, 2012, authorized payment of a quarterly shareholder dividend of $0.2125 per share in the third quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on September 21, 2012, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on September 14, 2012.  Full Article

UnitedHealth Group Inc Sees FY 2012 Revenue Guidance At High End Of Prior Range; Raises FY 2012 EPS Guidance-Conference Call
Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 06:00am EDT 

UnitedHealth Group Inc announced that for fiscal 2012, it has increased its outlook and expects revenues of $110 billion and net earnings to a range of $4.90-$5.00 per share. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts are expecting the Company to report revenue of $110 billion.  Full Article

UnitedHealth Group Inc Board Increases Shareholder Dividend; Renews Share Repurchase Program
Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 07:12am EDT 

UnitedHealth Group Inc announced that its Board of Directors authorized payment of a cash dividend of $0.2125 per share, to be paid on June 22, 2012, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on June 15, 2012. This represents an increase over the quarterly dividend of $0.1625 per share the Company paid beginning with the second quarter of 2011. The Company also announced that it has renewed the Company’s Share Repurchase Program, authorizing the purchase of 110 million shares over time. This Board action replaces the May 2011 authorization to purchase up to 110 million shares (or approximately 10% of the Company’s shares then outstanding). As of May 31, 2012 there were approximately 33 million shares remaining under the prior authorization, and the Company had approximately one billion common shares outstanding.  Full Article

BRIEF-UnitedHealth CEO sees 2014 costs from healthcare reform, but long-term growth

April 17 - UnitedHealth Group Inc : * CEO Stephen Hemsley says healthcare reform law holds long-term growth opportunities * CEO says commercial insurance pricing pressure intensified in some markets,

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