UnitedHealth CEO sees earnings growth continuing into 2017

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UnitedHealth Group Inc Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hemsley said on Tuesday during a conference call with analysts that he expects the strong growth the company has seen in 2016 to continue into 2017.

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UnitedHealth President David Wichmann said on the same call that the company is comfortable with the 2017 analyst consensus for earnings. Analysts expect 2017 earnings of $9.07 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

(Reporting by Caroline Humer; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)