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Aetna Inc. (AET)

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$205.23 USD


-0.44 (-0.21%)

Updated Sep 20, 2018 03:58 PM ET

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Company Summary

Aetna Inc. is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving the people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioural health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna's customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labour groups and expatriates.

General Information

Aetna Inc.



Phone: 860-273-0123

Fax: 860-273-3971



Industry Medical - HMOs
Sector Medical
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 6/30/2018
Next EPS Date 10/30/2018

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 2.85
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 11.31
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 10.30
Next EPS Report Date 10/30/2018

Price and Volume Information

Zacks Rank Premium
Yesterday's Close 205.67
52 Week High 206.66
52 Week Low 149.69
Beta 0.68
20 Day Moving Average 1,864,462.00
Target Price Consensus 202.75


% Price Change
4 Week 3.99
12 Week 8.92
YTD 14.01
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 2.34
12 Week 1.12
YTD 4.84
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 327.40
Market Capitalization (millions) 67,336.36
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 2/21/2006
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 0.97%
Annual Dividend $2.00
Payout Ratio 0.19
Change in Payout Ratio 0.04
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 7/24/2018 / $0.50

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 18.19
Trailing 12 Months 19.93
PEG Ratio 1.76
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 0.29%
vs. Previous Quarter 7.52%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 0.24%
vs. Previous Quarter 1.47%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 3.81
Price/Cash Flow 16.53
Price / Sales 1.11
6/30/18 20.66
3/31/18 21.42
12/31/17 21.50
6/30/18 5.93
3/31/18 5.99
12/31/17 5.87
Current Ratio
6/30/18 0.74
3/31/18 0.73
12/31/17 0.65
Quick Ratio
6/30/18 0.74
3/31/18 0.73
12/31/17 0.65
Operating Margin
6/30/18 5.61
3/31/18 5.64
12/31/17 5.47
Net Margin
6/30/18 5.77
3/31/18 5.76
12/31/17 3.15
Pre-Tax Margin
6/30/18 8.12
3/31/18 8.38
12/31/17 4.94
Book Value
6/30/18 53.97
3/31/18 50.95
12/31/17 48.46
Inventory Turnover
6/30/18 NA
3/31/18 NA
12/31/17 NA
6/30/18 0.44
3/31/18 0.47
12/31/17 0.52
Debt to Capital
6/30/18 30.58
3/31/18 31.84
12/31/17 34.00