UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) announced that profit increased by 23 percent during the third quarter due to increased enrollment, as well as lower spending. Net income increased to $1.56 billion, or $1.50 per share, up from $1.27 billion, or $1.17 per share, in the same period last year. Revenue increased by 8 percent to $27.3 billion. An additional 670,000 people were enrolled during the quarter, above estimates of 650,000.
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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) announced that profit for the third quarter fell by 7 percent due to higher production and research costs that offset higher sales. Net income was $2.97 billion, or $1.05 per share, down from $3.2 billion, or $1.15 per share in the same period last year. Revenue rose by 6.5 percent to $17.05 billion, beating estimates of $1.21 per share on revenue of $17.01 billion.
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