This excerpt taken from the UNH 8-K filed Oct 19, 2006.
THIRD QUARTER NET EARNINGS OF $0.79 PER SHARE
MINNEAPOLIS (October 19, 2006) UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) achieved record results in the third quarter of 2006. Diversified business growth was well-matched with effective cost management, advances in the integration of acquisitions and accelerating gains in profitability from seasonally strong product offerings in the third quarter, leading to a further advance in the Companys full-year earnings outlook. UnitedHealth Group now expects full-year earnings per share growth of at least 25 percent in 2006.