Aetna is posting strong profit numbers, easily beating second-quarter expectations on Wall Street.
The Hartford, Connecticut, health insurer on Thursday reported earnings of $1.21 billion, or $3.67 per share. Adjusted for non-recurring gains, profit was $3.43 per share, way above industry analyst projections for $3.07 per share, according to Zacks Investment Research.
Revenue was $15.56 billion, also topping expectations for $15.46 billion.
Shares of Aetna Inc. are up more than 3 percent this year.