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Anthem, Inc. Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) reported earnings for its third quarter that climbed from last year.

The company's profit came in at $1.51 billion, or $6.13 per share. This compares with $0.22 billion, or $0.87 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Excluding items, Anthem, Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $1.67 billion or $6.79 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $6.39 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 15.0% to $35.82 billion from $31.16 billion last year.

Anthem, Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $1.67 Bln. vs. $1.07 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $6.79 vs. $4.20 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $6.39
-Revenue (Q3): $35.82 Bln vs. $31.16 Bln last year.

-Guidance:
Full year EPS guidance: $25.85

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