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Aetna reports strong profit as Humana deal continues
USA Today

Aetna’s net income jumped 33% to $731.8 million in the second quarter, compared to the same period a year earlier, as the health insurance giant seeks to complete the $37 billion acquisition of rival Humana.

The nation’s third-largest health insurer raised its forecast for full-year 2015 operating earnings per share from a previous range of $7.20 to $7.40 to “at least” $7.40.

Aetna’s operating profit was similar to its net income. Operating profit rose 18% to $722.1 million. Total revenue increased 5% to $15.2 billion.