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Aetna 2Q profit beats expectations
USA Today

Aetna beat expectations for its second quarter with profits up 2%, primarily boosted by gains from its acquisition of Coventry Health Care.

Aetna reported net income of $548.8 million, or a $1.52 a share, from $536 million, or $1.49 a share in the second quarter of 2013.

Aetna beat analyst expectations and raised its projections for the rest of the year. Aetna expects full-year operating earnings of between $6.45 and $6.60 a share, up from its previous forecast of $6.35 to $6.55 a share.