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Unitedhealth Group, Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Unitedhealth Group, Inc. (UNH) released a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company's earnings totaled $3.54 billion, or $3.68 per share. This compares with $3.04 billion, or $3.10 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Unitedhealth Group, Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $3.75 billion or $3.90 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.78 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 4.2% to $60.90 billion from $58.42 billion last year.

Unitedhealth Group, Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $3.75 Bln. vs. $3.22 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $3.90 vs. $3.28 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.78
-Revenue (Q4): $60.90 Bln vs. $58.42 Bln last year.

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