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Aetna closes 2014 with record profit, up 6.6% for the year
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Aetna recorded more than $2 billion in profit in fiscal 2014, the highest level in the company’s history and a signal that healthcare reform continues to treat the health insurance industry well.The Hartford, Conn.-based insurer also raised its 2015 earnings per share projection to “at least” $7, up from the company’s $6.90 prediction in December. Most analysts are even more optimistic, forecasting earnings per share this year of $7.14. Ana Gupte, a managing director at Leerink Partners, said it could be as high as $7.30.Aetna’s net income was down 37% in the fourth quarter.

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