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Humana Inc Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Humana Inc (HUM) reported a profit for its third quarter that rose from last year.

The company's earnings totaled $901 million, or $4.65 per share. This compares with $799 million, or $3.44 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Excluding items, Humana Inc reported adjusted earnings of $922 million or $4.58 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $4.26 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Humana Inc earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $922 Mln. vs. $915 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $4.58 vs. $3.39 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $4.26

Full year EPS guidance: $14.40

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