UnitedHealth ramps up stock buybacks, hitting $3.2b. in the first half of 2018

By Evan Sweeney

“UnitedHealth Group saw its profits soar in the first half of 2018, and the company is rewarding investors handsomely.

The country’s largest insurer spent just shy of $3.2 billion in stock repurchases during the first half of the year, more than double what the company spent on buybacks for all of 2017. It’s the most the company has spent on stock repurchases in the first six months of any year in the last decade.”…

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