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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 0.21% today. In the last week its performance is 2.18%, and -3.16% for the past quarter. Currently, Aetna Inc., AET has a target price of 137.44, so today’s gain of 0.21% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.08%.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), has a market cap of 41065.82, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 95.00%.

At the current price of 116.93, it has a dividend yield of 0.86%, and its target price is 137.44. This is with a profit margin of 3.90%, and total debt/equity of 1.17. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has a P/E of 17.16, as well as a forward P/E of 13.2.

With a current EPS of 6.82, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.02%,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 12.06%.

Performance for the year is -0.69%. Since its IPO date on 1/3/1977, the total performance to date is 8.89%.

Volume today for Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), is 1491000, while its average volume is 2634.1. Whilst the total gain today was 0.21%, it did have a day high of -3.84%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.10%, and 1.37% for the month. The 52-week low for Aetna Inc., AET has been 27.09%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.17%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 11.50%, and its return on assets is 4.10%. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has an operating margin of 7.60%. With a sales growth of 4.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Aetna Inc., AET is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.13, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Aetna Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.42, and the P/S is 0.67, along with a P/B of 2.32. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 2.4.

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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