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Aetna tops 3Q profit forecasts, raises 2015 guidance again
Modern Healthcare

Aetna joined a growing list of health insurers topping Wall Street’s quarterly profit expectations, and it did so despite higher taxes and a number of acquisitions.

It also raised its 2015 forecast again, saying Thursday that it now expects adjusted earnings to range between $7.45 and $7.55 per share.

That’s up from a per-share earnings forecast of $7.40 in August, but still short of the $7.53 that analysts are looking for, according to FactSet.

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