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 service, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured and employer-funded 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, as well as 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 offers 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 provide 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 various retirement products comprising pension and annuity products primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The company provides its products and services 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
Trailing P/E Ratio19.22
Forward P/E Ratio17.13
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$60.54 billion
Price / Sales1.02
Cash Flow$12.4425 per share
Price / Cash15.23
Book Value$48.46 per share
Price / Book3.91
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$9.86
Net Income$1.90 billion
Return on Equity21.42%
Return on Assets5.99%
Aetna (NYSE:AET) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Aetna's stock symbol?
Aetna trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AET."
How often does Aetna pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Aetna?
Aetna declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 25th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Wednesday, August 1st. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 24th. View Aetna's Dividend History.
How will Aetna's stock buyback program work?
Aetna announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Friday, April 7th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 98% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Aetna's earnings last quarter?
Aetna (NYSE:AET) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company reported $3.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.97 by $0.22. The business had revenue of $15.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $15.32 billion. Aetna had a return on equity of 21.42% and a net margin of 5.76%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.71 earnings per share. View Aetna's Earnings History.
When is Aetna's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for AET?
13 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Aetna's stock. Their forecasts range from $171.00 to $212.00. On average, they anticipate Aetna's share price to reach $197.3077 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Aetna.
Who are some of Aetna's key competitors?
Who are Aetna's key executives?
Aetna's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Mark Thomas Bertolini, Chairman & CEO (Age 61)
- Ms. Karen Sue Lynch, Pres (Age 55)
- Mr. Shawn Michael Guertin, Exec. VP, CFO & Chief Enterprise Risk Officer (Age 54)
- Mr. Thomas J. Sabatino Jr., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 59)
- Ms. Margaret M. McCarthy, Exec. VP of Operations & Technology (Age 64)
Has Aetna been receiving favorable news coverage?
Headlines about AET stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aetna earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 44.51 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.
Who are Aetna's major shareholders?
Aetna's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.17%), Farallon Capital Management LLC (1.74%), Northern Trust Corp (1.15%), OZ Management LP (1.07%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (0.96%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.86%). Company insiders that own Aetna stock include Francis S Soistman Jr, Jeffrey E Garten, Karen S Lynch, Margaret M Mccarthy, Mark T Bertolini and Shawn M Guertin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Aetna.
Which institutional investors are selling Aetna stock?
AET stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Westwood Holdings Group Inc., State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Swiss National Bank, Victory Capital Management Inc., Eaton Vance Management and Legal & General Group Plc. Company insiders that have sold Aetna company stock in the last year include Karen S Lynch and Margaret M Mccarthy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aetna.
Which institutional investors are buying Aetna stock?
AET stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Abrams Capital Management L.P., Alpine Associates Management Inc., Canyon Capital Advisors LLC, PointState Capital LP, Omni Partners LLP and Farallon Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aetna.
How do I buy shares of Aetna?
Shares of AET can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Aetna's stock price today?
One share of AET stock can currently be purchased for approximately $189.50.
How big of a company is Aetna?
Aetna has a market capitalization of $61.99 billion and generates $60.54 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.90 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.86 on an earnings per share basis. Aetna employs 47,950 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Aetna?
Aetna's mailing address is 151 FARMINGTON AVENUE, HARTFORD CT, 06156. The company can be reached via phone at 860-273-0123 or via email at [email protected]
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