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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.

The health insurer now expects 2016 earnings of $7.90 to $8.10 a share, excluding some items, up from a February forecast of at least $7.75, according to a statement Thursday. Analysts anticipated $7.95, the average of predictions compiled by Bloomberg.

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