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UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N)

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UnitedHealth's Optum To Buy Davita Medical Group For About $4.9 Bln In Cash
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 06:45am EST 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc ::DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP TO JOIN OPTUM.OPTUM - ‍AGREEMENT, ENTERED INTO ON DECEMBER 5, 2017, CALLS FOR OPTUM TO ACQUIRE DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP FOR APPROXIMATELY $4.9 BILLION IN CASH​.OPTUM - FOLLOWING TRANSACTION, DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP WILL BECOME PART OF OPTUM'S OPTUMCARE DIVISION.OPTUM - ‍DAVITA PLANS TO USE PROCEEDS FROM DEAL FOR SIGNIFICANT STOCK REPURCHASES OVER 1 TO 2 YRS AFTER CLOSE OF DEAL, AS WELL AS TO REPAY DEBT​, OTHERS.OPTUM - ‍JOE MELLO, COO OF DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP, WILL CONTINUE IN LEADERSHIP ROLE IN COMBINED ENTITY, AS WILL DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP LEADERSHIP TEAM​.  Full Article

UnitedHealth Group Sees ‍2017 Adjusted Net Earnings To Approach $10 Per Share​
Monday, 27 Nov 2017 04:15pm EST 

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Unitedhealth Group Inc ::UNITEDHEALTH GROUP TO DISCUSS BUSINESS OUTLOOK AT INVESTOR CONFERENCE.- ‍REVENUES FOR 2017 ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED $200 BILLION​.SEES ‍2017 ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS TO APPROACH $10.00 PER SHARE​.SEES 2017 ‍NET EARNINGS TO APPROACH $9.45 PER SHARE​.FY2017 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $9.99, REVENUE VIEW $200.31 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.- ‍UNITEDHEALTH GROUP WILL ALSO INTRODUCE ITS 2018 OUTLOOK, INCLUDING REVENUES OF $223 BILLION TO $225 BILLION​.- ‍CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM $13.3 BILLION TO $13.8 BILLION IN 2018​.UNITEDHEALTH SEES ‍2018 NET EARNINGS OF $10.00 TO $10.30 PER SHARE, AND ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS OF $10.55 TO $10.85 PER SHARE​.UNITEDHEALTH - ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS OUTLOOK EXCLUDES AMORTIZATION EXPENSE OF ABOUT $0.90 AND $0.85 PER SHARE FOR YEARS ENDED DEC. 31, 2017 AND 2018, RESPECTIVELY​.UNITEDHEALTH - ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS OUTLOOK EXCLUDES TAX IMPACT OF $0.35 AND $0.30 PER SHARE FOR YEARS ENDED DEC. 31, 2017 AND 2018, RESPECTIVELY​.FY2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $10.81, REVENUE VIEW $218.45 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Jana Partners takes sole share stake in UnitedHealth, dissolves sole share stake in Cognizant
Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 12:13pm EST 

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Jana Partners LLC:Jana Partners LLC takes sole share stake of 227,730 shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc - SEC filing.Jana Partners LLC dissolves sole share stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions.Jana Partners LLC - Change in holdings are as of Sept 30, 2017 and compared with the previous quarter ended as of June 30, 2017.Source text for quarter ended Sept 30, 2017 (http://bit.ly/2igoLbb).Source text for quarter ended June 30, 2017: (http://bit.ly/2vBNz32).  Full Article

Tivity Health comments on UnitedHealthcare relationship
Monday, 6 Nov 2017 06:08pm EST 

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Tivity Health Inc ::Tivity Health comments on UnitedHealthcare relationship.Reaffirmed company's 2018 preliminary financial guidance​.In 2018, expect number of eligible members for SilverSneakers will grow to almost 16 million​.UnitedHealthcare's plans, other conversations with healthcare plan customers are fully reflected within preliminary 2018 guidance​.  Full Article

Anthem ‍board elects Gail Boudreaux CEO and president​
Monday, 6 Nov 2017 06:00am EST 

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Anthem Inc :Anthem Inc announces key management changes.Anthem Inc - ‍board elects Gail K. Boudreaux chief executive officer and president​.Anthem Inc - ‍Joseph R. Swedish will continue as executive chairman, Anthem board of directors and senior advisor​.Anthem Inc - ‍Joseph R. Swedish will continue as executive chairman, Anthem board of directors and senior advisor​.Anthem Inc - ‍Boudreaux recently served as chief executive officer, united healthcare, medical insurance subsidiary of unitedhealth group​.Anthem inc - ‍ceo joseph r. Swedish will be stepping down in may 2018, and serve as senior advisor through may 2020​.Anthem Inc - ‍Gail K. Boudreaux appointed to company's board of directors, effective November 20, 2017​.  Full Article

UnitedHealth reports Q3 adjusted net earnings of $2.66 per share
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 05:56am EDT 

Oct 17 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc : :UnitedHealth Group Inc - Third quarter revenues grew 9% year-over-year to $50.3 billion‍​.UnitedHealth Group Inc - Qtrly net earnings of $2.51 per share grew 24% year-over-year‍​ ‍​.UnitedHealth Group Inc qtrly adjusted net earnings of $2.66 per share.Q3 earnings per share view $2.56, revenue view $50.37 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.UnitedHealth Group Inc - Now expects 2017 GAAP net earnings to approach $9.45 per share, 2017 adjusted net earnings to approach $10.00 per share‍​.UnitedHealth Group Inc - Third quarter 2017 consolidated medical care ratio of 81.4 percent increased 110 basis points year-over-year‍​.FY2017 earnings per share view $9.88 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Inovalon Holdings says ‍UnitedHealthcare has entered into a 5-year engagement with co​
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 07:55am EDT 

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Inovalon Holdings Inc :Inovalon Holdings Inc - ‍UnitedHealthcare has entered into a five-year engagement with co​.  Full Article

UnitedHealth Group ‍board approved a reduction in annual base salary to $1 mln for Stephen Hemsley
Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 05:38pm EDT 

Aug 16 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc :UnitedHealth Group Inc says ‍board approved a reduction in annual base salary to $1.0 million effective September 1, 2017 for Stephen Hemsley - SEC filing​.UnitedHealth Group- ‍in connection with David Wichmann's appointment as CEO, board approved annual base salary to $1.3 million effective September 1, 2017.UnitedHealth Group Inc - ‍ on August 15, 2017, company amended its bylaws; made president an optional position​.  Full Article

Unitedhealth names David Wichmann CEO effective Sept 1
Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 06:50am EDT 

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Unitedhealth Group Inc :Unitedhealth Group announces new leadership roles.Unitedhealth Group Inc - Richard Burke, current board chairman, to become lead independent director​.Unitedhealth Group Inc - Stephen Hemsley, current CEO, to become executive chairman of board of directors​.David Wichmann, president since 2014, to become CEO effective Sept. 1, 2017​.  Full Article

UnitedHealth Group names two new directors
Monday, 7 Aug 2017 06:50am EDT 

Aug 7 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc :UnitedHealth Group names two new directors.UnitedHealth Group inc - announced Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., and Sir Andrew Witty have joined board.UnitedHealth Group Inc - Witty was CEO and a board member of Glaxosmithkline Plc (GSK) from 2008 to April, 2017​.  Full Article

UnitedHealth seeks to toss U.S. Medicare Advantage lawsuit

UnitedHealth Group Inc has urged a federal judge to dismiss a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit claiming the insurer wrongly retained more than $1 billion from Medicare, saying it suffered from the same defect as a separate case another judge dismissed in October.