More on WellPoint (WLP) Q2: net profit +24% to $800.1M as benefit expense ratio falls to 83.9%...

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More on WellPoint (WLP) Q2: net profit +24% to $800.1M as benefit expense ratio falls to 83.9% from 85.4% last year. Medical enrollment +6.3% to 35.7M members. Ups full-year EPS to at least $8 from previous forecast of $7.75 and vs consensus of $8.03; also predicts operating revenue of $70-72B vs expectations of $71.34B. Declares Q3 dividend of $0.375. (PR)