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Morning Trending Tickers: Aetna Inc. (AET)

Today’s top gainers include the company Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) which is in the industry Health Care Plans, gaining 0.84% today. In the last week its performance is -2.88%, and 8.71% for the past quarter. Currently, Aetna Inc., AET has a target price of 145.12, so today’s gain of 0.84% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.01%.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), has a market cap of 47. B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 98.90%.

At the current price of 140.23, it has a dividend yield of 1.43%, and its target price is 145.12. This is with a profit margin of 1.80%, and total debt/equity of 0.66. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has a P/E of 43.52, as well as a forward P/E of 14.17.

With a current EPS of 3.22, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.46%,Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 4.20%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 11.85%.

Performance for the year is 28.09%. Since its IPO date on 01/03/1977, the total performance to date is 13.75%.

Volume today for Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), is 2370865, while its average volume is 2573.85. Whilst the total gain today was 0.84%, it did have a day high of -3.20%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.54%, and 1.43% for the month. The 52-week low for Aetna Inc., AET has been 34.87%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.20%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 7.40%, and its return on assets is 1.70%. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has an operating margin of 4.40%. With a sales growth of -3.40% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Aetna Inc., AET is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.57, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Aetna Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.67, and the P/S is 0.75, along with a P/B of 3.38. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 12.12.

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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