Earnings Preview: UnitedHealth reports on 4Q Thurs
|By The Associated Press|
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The current flu season started developing earlier than normal, and experts have warned that a tough season is shaping up, after the previous one was particularly mild.
Investors worry that a spike in flu claims can hurt insurer profitability, especially if the number of claims is more than companies had budgeted for.
Investors will be looking for more information on that deal's impact on
Analysts expect, on average, earnings of
WHY IT MATTERS:
Health insurance is
WHAT'S EXPECTED: Analysts forecast, on average, earnings of
Despite the earnings growth,
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