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Humana Q3 Results Beat Estimates

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Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM) delivered better than expected results for the third quarter. However, the company’s adjusted EPS forecast came in below the estimates.

  • Reports adjusted EPS of $3.18, beats by $0.03.
  • Delivers revenue of $13.69 billion, tops by $0.28 billion.
  • Expects full adjusted EPS to be about $9.50 versus Street expectations of $9.51.
  • Share buyback program is suspended since July 2, 2015, pending the transaction with Aetna.

Humana’s SVP and CFO, Brian Kane, said, “We are pleased that our third-quarter results enable us to reaffirm our recently-raised EPS guidance for 2016, which includes two meaningful guidance increases during the course of the year. These increases are largely attributable to our better-than-expected performance in Medicare Advantage and Healthcare Services and we believe our performance positions us well for 2017.”

The stock closed at $165.31 on Thursday.

Posted-In: Earnings News Guidance

 

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