UnitedHealth reports higher second-quarter profit

Reuters

UnitedHealth Group Inc , the nation's largest health insurer, said on Thursday that second-quarter net income rose as revenue grew across its businesses that provide health insurance, manage corporate health plans and build health technology systems.

The company reported net income of $1.44 billion, or $1.40 per share, compared with $1.34 billion, or $1.27 per share, a year earlier.

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UnitedHealth said it narrowed the ranged of its 2013 outlook, and now expects earnings of $5.35 to $5.50 per share.

(Reporting by Caroline Humer; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)