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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 2.71% today. In the last week its performance is -0.57%, and -4.13% for the past quarter. Currently, Aetna Inc., AET has a target price of 136.79, so today’s gain of 2.71% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.85%.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), has a market cap of 39139.79, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 94.70%.

At the current price of 111.43, it has a dividend yield of 0.90%, 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 16.35, as well as a forward P/E of 12.55.

With a current EPS of 6.82, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.37%,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 -1.54%. Since its IPO date on 1/3/1977, the total performance to date is 4.00%.

Volume today for Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET), is 3597500, while its average volume is 2173.91. Whilst the total gain today was 2.71%, it did have a day high of -8.16%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.62%, and 1.28% for the month. The 52-week low for Aetna Inc., AET has been 21.37%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.43%.

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 1.36, and the P/S is 0.63, along with a P/B of 2.21. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 2.29.

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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