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Torchmark Corp. Reveals Rise In Q4 Earnings

Torchmark Corp. (TMK) reported earnings for its fourth quarter that rose compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line rose to $146.8 million, or $1.24 per share. This was up from $139.55 million, or $1.15 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.23 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 8.2% to $1.06 billion. This was up from $0.98 billion last year.

Torchmark Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $146.8 Mln. vs. $139.55 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 5.2%
-EPS (Q4): $1.24 vs. $1.15 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 7.8%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.23
-Revenue (Q4): $1.06 Bln vs. $0.98 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 8.2%

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