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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 0.87% today. In the last week its performance is -0.01%, and -0.68% for the past quarter. Currently, Aetna Inc., AET has a target price of 136.79, so today’s gain of 0.87% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.39%.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), has a market cap of 40335.48, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 94.90%.

At the current price of 114.71, it has a dividend yield of 0.87%, and its target price is 136.79. 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 16.83, as well as a forward P/E of 12.93.

With a current EPS of 6.82, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.24%,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 6.03%. Since its IPO date on 1/3/1977, the total performance to date is 6.82%.

Volume today for Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), is 1700500, while its average volume is 2216.76. Whilst the total gain today was 0.87%, it did have a day high of -5.67%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.12%, and 1.23% for the month. The 52-week low for Aetna Inc., AET has been 24.67%, while the 52-week-high has reached -6.97%.

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 1.4, and the P/S is 0.65, along with a P/B of 2.27. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 2.36.

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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