UPDATE 1-WellPoint profit edges higher, raises forecast

* Q3 net EPS $1.84

* Sees FY EPS at least $6.60

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (BestGrowthStock) – Health insurer WellPoint Inc
(WLP.N: ) posted slightly higher net income on Wednesday, helped
by administrative cost controls, and raised its full-year
forecast for profit and membership.

Net income rose to $739.1 million, or $1.84 per share, from
$730.2 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.

The largest U.S. health insurer by membership projected net
income of “at least” $6.60 per share for 2010, or at least
$6.45 excluding items. It previously projected at least $6.30.
(Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

UPDATE 1-WellPoint profit edges higher, raises forecast