DULUTH, Ga. (AP) _ Primerica Inc. (PRI) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $66.6 million.
The Duluth, Georgia-based company said it had profit of $1.46 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.37 per share.
The life insurance and financial products company posted revenue of $427.3 million in the period.
Primerica shares have risen 28 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $88.75, a rise of 62 percent in the last 12 months.