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Aetna Inc Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Aetna Inc (AET) announced earnings for its third quarter that climbed from last year.

The company's profit totaled $1.00 billion, or $3.03 per share. This compares with $0.84 billion, or $2.52 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Excluding items, Aetna Inc reported adjusted earnings of $977 million or $2.96 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.83 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 3.3% to $15.48 billion from $14.99 billion last year.

Aetna Inc earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $977 Mln. vs. $814 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $2.96 vs. $2.45 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $2.83
-Revenue (Q3): $15.48 Bln vs. $14.99 Bln last year.

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