UPDATE 1-Aetna profit jumps, raises 2010 forecast

* Q3 net EPS $1.19

* Sees 2010 EPS about $3.60

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (BestGrowthStock) – Health insurer Aetna Inc
(AET.N: ) posted a sharp rise in third-quarter net income on
Wednesday, helped by lower member use of healthcare services,
and raised its full-year profit forecast.

Net income rose to $497.6 million, or $1.19 per share, from
$326.2 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier.

The No. 3 U.S. health insurer projected 2010 earnings of
about $3.60 per share, excluding items. It previously provided
a range of $3.05 to $3.15 per share.
(Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf; Editing by Derek Caney)

UPDATE 1-Aetna profit jumps, raises 2010 forecast