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Aetna Inc Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Aetna Inc (AET) revealed a profit for its second quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's profit came in at $1.21 billion, or $3.67 per share. This compares with $1.20 billion, or $3.60 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Aetna Inc reported adjusted earnings of $1.13 billion or $3.43 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.04 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 0.3% to $15.56 billion from $15.52 billion last year.

Aetna Inc earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $1.13 Bln. vs. $1.15 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $3.43 vs. $3.42 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.04
-Revenue (Q2): $15.56 Bln vs. $15.52 Bln last year.

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