UnitedHealth on Thursday reported a bigger-than-expected rise in second-quarter net income as it enrolled more people in private and government-paid health insurance plans and sold more health technology systems.
The company, the largest U.S. health insurer, 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.
Analysts on average had expected earnings of $1.25 per share, according to ThomsonReuters I/B/E/S.
After the earnings announcement, the company's shares fell in pre-market trading. (Click here to track its shares before the opening bell.)