Cigna releases quarterly earnings, stock price and other news

Cignas earnings report Thursday was not the first time the pharmacy chain released quarterly results.

CignA shares rose 4.3% to $2.68.

The company also reported that sales at its flagship CVS stores rose 7.5% in the quarter.

But the company said that was due to a reduction in pharmacy-related costs.

That was a slight improvement from a year ago, when sales fell 4%.

CignAs quarterly revenue totaled $8.8 billion.

The results are expected to be released on Friday.