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CIGNA Corp. (CI) is expected to report Q3 earnings before market open Thursday, October 30, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET.

Guidance

Analysts are looking for a profit of $1.06 on revenue of $4.86B. The consensus is 91c to $1.00 for EPS, and revenue of $4.47B to $4.96B, according to First Call. For Q2 the company reported EPS $1.08 vs. consensus 97c, and revenue $4.9B vs. consensus $4.76B. Positives for this quarter might be some accretion from the Great-West Health care acquisition and Cigna's international exposure. Possible Negative factors for this earnings quarter include increased competition in the managed health care sector and rising medical costs.

Analyst Views

On October 3 Bernstein initiated Cigna with an Outperform rating and a target of $44.

Source: Earnings Preview:CIGNA Corp.