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Prediction: United Health Group stock to surge with Obamacare

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Barron's predicts that Minnetonka-based United Health Group is poised for what the financial publication terms "peppy growth."

How peppy? How about a 40 percent rise in the stock price over the next two years. The new federal Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, is behind the prediction of the energetic burst.

The growth is credited to UnitedHealth's Optum business, which is expected to keep costs down. United Health Group is staying out of new health-plan exchanges, which officials predict could raise costs because they will attract the sick.

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