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How has Aetna Inc.:(NYSE:AET) performed recently?

Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 40486.48. It is in the Health Care Plans industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 16.79, a forward P/E of 12.92 and EPS of 6.82. At a stock price of 114.43 (1.44%) it has a dividend yield of 0.87%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 10.20%, more recently this last year it has grown by 19.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 10.03% and more long-term 12.06% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 12.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 4.70%.

For performance, Aetna Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -1.81%. For the last month performance for Aetna Inc. is -3.78%. While the last quarter is -5.72% and half year, 3.97%. Finally for the year, performance is -1.79%.

The 52-week high for Aetna Inc., is at -7.20%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 24.37%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.62% and 2.24% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.62%, and for the month it is 1.41%. Aetna Inc., has a target price of 137.19.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.13, and for total debt/equity Aetna Inc. has 1.17. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 7.60%, the profit margin is 3.90%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 95.00%. Aetna Inc. has a payout ratio of 14.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 353.81. The shares float is 349.41, with the float short at 1.77%, with short ratio coming to 2.3.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Aetna Inc., get 4.10%, with its returns on investment at 11.50%. Return on equity is 14.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 137.19, reached soon?

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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