Investor Catching Stock: Aetna Inc (AET)


Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET):
The Company gained 0.84% and finished at $110.64. The daily volume was measured at 1.16 million shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $134.40 and the 52-week low is $92.42. The company has a market cap of $39.12  Billion. The stock has a P/E ratio of 16.67. Its latest closing price has a distance of -1.72% from SMA20 and is -1.22% up than SMA50.The stock currently has Price to Sales (P/S) value of 0.64 where Price to Book (P/B) value stands at 2.31. The company is currently showing ROA (Return on Assets) value of 4.30% where ROE (Return on Equity) is 14.60%.Return on equity (ROE) measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholders’ equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm’s efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders’ equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities).

By looking at Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) YTD (year to date) performance, the stock shows Positive value of 2.81%. If the YTD value is Negative, it means that the stock is trading poorly. If the YTD value is Positive, this means the stock is appreciating.

The High price target of the company’s Share is at $163.00 based on the calculations and analysis of 15 brokers. According to the analysts, the company has the Low Price target of $118.00 whereas, the Mean Target is estimated by the brokers is $139.20.

Most Recent Upgrades & Downgrades for Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) was initiated On Jan 8.2016 where             Jefferies “Upgraded”the stock from “Hold” to “Buy”.

While Looking at the Analyst Estimates of the company, The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is measured as $2.12 by 20.00 analysts. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate as $2.00 as compared to the Higher EPS estimate of $2.23.

Now when we talk about Revenue Estimate for the current Fiscal Quarter, Average Revenue Estimate of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) is projected as $15.73 Billion where Low Revenue estimate and High Revenue Estimates are $15.16 Billion and $16.14 Billion respectively by 16 Analysts.

The EPS (Earnings per share) Trend for the current Quarter is estimated at $2.12 per share while the Trend for 7 days ago was $2.12. The EPS Trend for 30, 60 and 90 Days ago were $2.13, $2.13 and $2.13.

Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) Profile:

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management services, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured basis, and an employer-funded or administrative services contract basis. It also provides point-of-service, preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, and indemnity benefit plans, as well as health savings accounts and consumer-directed health plans. In addition, this segment offers Medicare and Medicaid products and services, and other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers’ compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select geographies. The Group Insurance segment provides life insurance products, including group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which offer the benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. The Large Case Pensions segment manages retirement products, including pension and annuity products primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The company offers its products to employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. was founded in 1853 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.