NEW YORK (Reuters) - The stock of U.S. insurer UnitedHealth Group
The company looks better positioned for the revamping of the U.S. healthcare system than competitors Aetna
"Its Optum business will help drive down costs for its health plans, giving it a competitive edge," Barron's wrote.
UnitedHealth Group is set to report second-quarter earnings on July 18.
The price of UnitedHealth Group's stock is up 22 percent for the year to date. The stock hit a 52-week intraday high of $66.36 on July 1, according to Thomson Reuters data. On Friday, the stock closed at $66.17.
(Reporting by David Randall; Editing by Jan Paschal)