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Molina: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) _ Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH) on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $198 million.

The Long Beach, California-based company said it had net income of $2.99 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs, came to $3.04 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.41 per share.

The provider of Medicaid-related services posted revenue of $4.12 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.07 billion.

Molina expects full-year earnings to be $10.50 to $11 per share, with revenue expected to be $16.4 billion.

Molina shares have risen 11% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $128.67, an increase of 52% in the last 12 months.

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