3 things to know about UnitedHealth's 2018 earnings forecast

UnitedHealth Group marginally raised its 2018 revenue outlook to between $223 billion and $225 billion Tuesday.

Here are three things to know about UnitedHealth's earnings prediction.

1. The payer previously forecasted $218 billion in revenues for 2018.

2. Next year, UnitedHealth said its adjusted net earnings will be $10.55 to $10.85 per share. However, analysts estimated the payer's adjusted net earnings would average around $10.81 per share in 2018, according to CNBC.

3. UnitedHealth's shares initially dipped more than 2 percent following the news. 

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