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Morning Hot Stocks: Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) | Healthcare

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) falls under the large cap category with a market cap of 51.77 B. The following data highlights Aetna Inc. (AET) for Monday June 19, 2017 showing the earning date of 05/02/2017 8:30.

Overview

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), a Health Care Plans company from Healthcare sector has been doing very well. The company has reported a price of $150.59 today, marking a change of 0.86%.

Aetna Inc. has a current return on equity (ROE) of 6.80% while its debt to equity stands at 0.66. The return on investment (ROI) is at 7.40% and the gross margin is reported to be *TBA.

Aetna Inc. is predicting a healthy earnings per share growth of 4.20% over the period of next five years.

Performance Analysis

The stats for Aetna Inc.’s performance is below.

The weekly performance stands at 0.53%, while the monthly performance measure stands at 8.29%. Not surprisingly its volatility is at 1.58% with an average volume of 2428.71. Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security. It can be measured by using the variance between returns from the market index. Generally speaking, there is always a positive correlation between high volatility and high risk.

The performance per month is at 8.29%, while the performance per quarter stands at .

Ratio

has a float short of 2.84% at present and the short ratio is at 3.86. Shares shorted can actually exceed 50% of the float in a company. Because the float is the amount of a company’s shares that are publicly owned, all tradable shares can therefore be borrowed by short sellers.

Valuation

The numbers in regards to Aetna Inc.’s valuation are below.

The market cap is at 51.77 B, while the P/E stands at 46.74, with a P/S of 0.83 and earnings per share this year of -5.50%.

The earnings per share is used as a primary indicator of a company’s profitability or loss. Earnings per share is basically the portion of a company’s profit that is allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.

Candle Graph for (NYSE: AET)

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Aetna Inc. NYSE : AET | Healthcare | Health Care Plans

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