Shares of Humana Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203095337/composite HUM +0.98% rallied 2.1% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the health care services company reported third-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations, and provided an upbeat outlook. Net income was $888 million, or $5.14 a share, compared with $901 million, or $4.65 a share, in the year ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted EPS rose to $5.03 from $4.58, above the FactSet consensus of $4.58. Revenue rose to $16.24 billion from $14.21 billion, to beat the FactSet consensus of $16.15 billion, boosted by strength in its Medicare Advantage and healthcare services businesses. For 2019, Humana raised its adjusted EPS guidance to "approximately" $17.75, which is above the FactSet consensus of $17.64, and its expected individual Medicare Advantage membership growth outlook to about 530,000 members from the previous range of 480,000 to 500,000 members. The stock has gained 2.9% year to date through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.50% has rallied 22.7%.