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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) which is in the industry Health Care Plans, gaining 2.17% today. In the last week its performance is -2.26%, and 3.12% for the past quarter. Currently, Aetna Inc., AET has a target price of 139.75, so today’s gain of 2.17% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.79%.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), has a market cap of 41020.79, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 95.30%.

At the current price of 119.02, it has a dividend yield of 0.86%, and its target price is 139.75. This is with a profit margin of 3.80%, and total debt/equity of 0.46. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has a P/E of 17.55, as well as a forward P/E of 13.17.

With a current EPS of 6.64, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.94%,Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 10.20%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 11.98%.

Performance for the year is 5.38%. Since its IPO date on 1/3/1977, the total performance to date is 8.48%.

Volume today for Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), is 6155732, while its average volume is 2839.39. Whilst the total gain today was 2.17%, it did have a day high of -3.47%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.46%, and 2.32% for the month. The 52-week low for Aetna Inc., AET has been 29.36%, while the 52-week-high has reached -4.27%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 11.50%, and its return on assets is 4.30%. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has an operating margin of 7.50%. With a sales growth of 4.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Aetna Inc., AET is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.44, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Aetna Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.46, and the P/S is 0.67, along with a P/B of 2.43. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 10.89.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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