UnitedHealth to kick off Q3 earnings next week: 4 things to know

Analysts predict UnitedHealth Group will post a year-over-year increase in earnings and higher revenues for the third quarter, according to a report from Zacks Equity Research.

Four things to know:

1. Analysts said the report may boost UnitedHealth's stock if key numbers like earnings and revenue beat expectations.

2. Zacks Equity Research expects the health insurer to post quarterly earnings of $3.75 per share for the third quarter. This would be up 10 percent year over year.

3. UnitedHealth's revenues are projected to be $59.6 billion, up 5.4 percent year over year, according to the report.

4. UnitedHealth's earnings report is slated to be published on Oct. 15. 

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