UnitedHealth Hits All the Notes, Shares Head for New Heights

April 16, 2015 11:17 AM

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UnitedHealth hiked its 2015 forecast after soaring past Wall Street's first-quarter expectations with a performance fueled in part by growth outside health insurance.

Shares of the nation's largest health insurer climbed toward another all-time high hours before markets opened Thursday after it said it now expects annual earnings of $6.15 to $6.30 per share, up from a forecast of $6 to $6.25 per share that it made late last year.

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