The shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH, +0.97% climbed 0.2% to a four-month-high in premarket trade on Friday after the health insurer announced profit and revenue above expectations, and raised its outlook for full-year earnings. The net income increased from $5.03billion, or $5.27 per share, to $5.61billion, or $5.95 per share. The FactSet consensus for earnings per share was $6.16. However, excluding nonrecurring items the adjusted earnings per shares of $6.26 exceeded that. The company’s revenue grew by 14.7%, to $91.93 Billion, which was well above the FactSet consensus estimate of $89.70 Billion. UnitedHealthcare revenue grew by 12.6%, and Optum revenue jumped 24.9%. UnitedHealthcare has served almost 2 million people more than it did last year, thanks to growth in its community-based, commercial and senior-benefits offerings. The company has raised its 2023 adjusted EPS range from $24.40 – $24.90. The stock is down 0.8% for the year so far, according to Thursday’s closing price, while the Health Care Select Sector Exchange-Traded Fund XLV has fallen 0.1%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.14% gained 2.7%.