Humana Profit Rises and Boosts 2010 Guidance (NYSE:HUM)

2/1/2010-Humana (NYSE:HUM) reported Q4 EPS of $1.48, inline with consensus estimates.

Sales in the quarter rose to $7.37 billion, but came in short of consensus estimates of $7.78 billion.

The company boosted its fiscal 2010 outlook to a range of $5.15 to $5.35 (vs. consensus estimates of $5.40), up from previous guidance of $5.05 to $5.25 a share.

"Looking ahead, we see multiple revenue growth opportunities across our spectrum of products for 2010," said CEO Michael McCallister.