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Humana (HUM) finished the day down almost 2% after it reported adjusted earnings of 80 cents a share versus $1.19 a share from the previous year and missing estimates of 94 cents a share as well. Revenue grew 6.6 percent to $10.19 billion missing estimates of $10.23 billion. The insurer blamed the loss in profits on an increase in operating costs and a drop in medical membership.

3D Systems (DDD) saw shares tumble more than 15% after it reduced its earnings per share outlook for fiscal 2013 blaming sluggish consumer demand. The 3D printer maker set the new range to 83 cents to 87 cents a share from 93 cents to $1.03, while analysts were expecting 96 cents a share. The 3D pinter maker also narrowed its guidance for 2014 to a range of $513 million to $514 million from $500 million to $530 million.

Merck (MRK) ended the day flat after posting adjusted earnings of 88 cents a share which fell in line with estimates. Revenue fell 3.4 percent to $11.32 billion, and just narrowly missed estimates of $11.36 billion. The second-biggest U.S. drug maker confirmed it entered three separate collaboration agreements on an investigational cancer treatment. Merck also predicted its full-year earnings would fall on the lower end of analysts expectations.

Time Warner (TWX) finished the day up more than a percent after it reported earnings today of $1.17 beating estimates by 2 cents and saw revenue rise 5 percent to $8.6 billion hitting a record quarterly high beating estimates as well of $8.39 billion. Time Warner saw record profits from its HBO, Warner Bros and Turner entities. The company also announced a $5 billion stock buyback program and a 10 percent increase in its quarterly dividend.

Reporting earnings after the bell are Twitter (TWTR), Yelp (YELP), Walt Disney (DIS), Pandora (P) and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR).

Tomorrow morning companies reporting earnings will be, Aetna (AET), Advanced Auto Parts (AAP), AOL (AOL), Dunkin' Brands Group (DNKN), General Motors (GM), Kellogg (K), New York Times (NYT), Philip Morris (PM), Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA)

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