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CVS Health in talks to buy health insurer Aetna - WSJ

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Drug retailer CVS Health Corp is in talks to buy health insurer Aetna Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Aetna's shares closed up 11.5 percent at $178.60, after hitting $184.98.

CVS Health's stock closed down 2.9 percent at $73.31.

Aetna had a market cap of $53.2 billion as of Wednesday's close, according to Thomson Reuters data. (Reporting by Divya Grover in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)