for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up

UnitedHealth says performing better than first-quarter consensus estimate suggests

NEW YORK (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH.N is performing better in 2019 than suggested by the Wall Street analyst consensus for first-quarter adjusted earnings, Chief Financial Officer John Rex said on Tuesday during a conference call with investors.

The average analyst estimate for first-quarter earnings is $3.48 per share. For 2019, analysts expect full-year earnings of $14.63 per share, according to Refinitiv.

UnitedHealth backed its forecast of 2019 adjusted earnings of $14.40 to $14.70 per share.

Reporting by Caroline Humer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up