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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 42729.31. It is in the Health Care Plans industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 18.03, a forward P/E of 13.54 and EPS of 6.64. At a stock price of 119.7 (-0.21%) it has a dividend yield of 0.84%.

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 9.84% and more long-term 11.98% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -6.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 12.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 4.00%.

For performance, Aetna Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 3.58%. For the last month performance for Aetna Inc. is -0.28%. While the last quarter is 7.97% and half year, 10.07%. Finally for the year, performance is 2.87%.

The 52-week high for Aetna Inc., is at -6.89%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 29.82%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.15% and 8.86% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.66%, and for the month it is 1.71%. Aetna Inc., has a target price of 140.19.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.44, and for total debt/equity Aetna Inc. has 0.46. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 7.50%, the profit margin is 3.80%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 95.40%. Aetna Inc. has a payout ratio of 14.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 356.97. The shares float is 349.18, with the float short at 4.77%, with short ratio coming to 7.2.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Aetna Inc., get 4.30%, with its returns on investment at 11.50%. Return on equity is 14.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 140.19, 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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