NYSE:AET - Aetna Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started Previous Close$212.70Today's RangeN/A52-Week Range$166.88 - $213.36VolumeN/AAverage Volume3.69 million shsMarket Capitalization$69.64 billionP/E Ratio21.57Dividend Yield0.94%Beta0.71 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive AET News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AET and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Hospital & medical service plans Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care SectorMedical Current SymbolNYSE:AET Previous Symbol CUSIP00817Y10 CIK1122304 Webwww.aetna.com Phone860-273-0123Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.42 Current Ratio0.79 Quick Ratio0.79Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio21.57 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E Growth1.82 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$60.54 billion Price / Sales0.00 Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash Flow17.10 Book Value$56.70 per share Price / BookN/AProfitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$9.86 Net Income$1.90 billion Net Margins5.99% Return on Equity20.78% Return on Assets6.22%Miscellaneous Employees47,950 Outstanding Shares327,400,000Market Cap$69.64 billion Next Earnings DateN/A OptionableOptionable 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 24th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of ∞. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 23rd. View Aetna's Dividend History. How will Aetna's stock buyback program work? Aetna announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Friday, April 7th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 98% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were Aetna's earnings last quarter? Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company reported $2.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.83 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $15.48 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.40 billion. Aetna had a return on equity of 20.78% and a net margin of 5.99%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $2.45 earnings per share. View Aetna's Earnings History. What price target have analysts set for AET? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Aetna's stock. Their forecasts range from $204.00 to $206.00. On average, they anticipate Aetna's share price to reach $205.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Price Targets for Aetna. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Aetna? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aetna in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Aetna. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Aetna stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Aetna stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Aetna have outperformed the industry's growth in six months. Moreover, it has witnessed its 2018 earnings move upward over the past seven days. The recent sale of its U.S. Group Life and Disability business will enable the company to focus on its core growth areas. It is on track to be acquired by CVS Health and has announced that it will sell Medicare Part D business. The DoJ's approval takes the deal toward closure, which is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2018. Its revenues suffered a decline in 2017, improved in the first nine months of 2018 but should remain subdued in the coming quarters. Declining membership and rising expenses are some other concerns." (11/28/2018) 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We reiterate our Neutral rating on AET shares and increase our price target to $204 from $202 previously. Our price target is based on the implied CVS Health (CVS – Not Covered) acquisition value. BMO on Tuesday, October 30, AET reported 3Q18 results. Adjusted EPS were exactly in line with our estimate but nicely above FactSet consensus. Revenue was slightly below our estimate but above consensus. MLR was above our estimate and consensus. Operating expenses offset the increase in MLR, relative to ur estimate. As reminder, the company has not provided 2018 guidance given the pending CVS merger." (10/30/2018) Has Aetna been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about AET stock has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Aetna earned a media sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Aetna's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Aetna include UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Anthem (ANTM), Cigna (CI), Humana (HUM), Centene (CNC), WellCare Health Plans (WCG), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Trupanion (TRUP) and Advanzeon Solutions (CHCR). What other stocks do shareholders of Aetna own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Aetna investors own include Netflix (NFLX), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Walt Disney (DIS), Boeing (BA), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and AbbVie (ABBV). 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. Richard Michael Jelinek, Exec. VP and Head of Enterprise Strategy & Integration (Age 52)Ms. Margaret M. McCarthy, Exec. VP of Operations & Technology (Age 64) Who are Aetna's major shareholders? Aetna's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Curbstone Financial Management Corp (0.00%) and Curbstone Financial Management Corp (0.00%). Company insiders that own Aetna stock include Francis S Soistman Jr, Karen S Lynch, Margaret M Mccarthy, Mark T Bertolini and Shawn M Guertin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Aetna. Which major investors are buying Aetna stock? AET stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Curbstone Financial Management Corp and Curbstone Financial Management Corp. 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. How big of a company is Aetna? Aetna has a market capitalization of $0.00 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. What is Aetna's official website? The official website for Aetna is http://www.aetna.com. 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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Aetna (NYSE AET)Community Ranking: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 858 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 661 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,519MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Aetna and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AET will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AET will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What does cost of debt say about a company’s financial health?