Aetna Raises 2016 Forecast After Profit Tops Estimates

  • 2016 EPS guidance now $7.90-$8.10; analysts predicted $7.95
  • First-quarter EPS of $2.30 beats $2.23 average prediction

Aetna Inc., the No. 3 U.S. health insurer by membership, raised its earnings forecast for the year after first-quarter profit topped analysts’ estimates, helped by rising premiums.

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