NYSE:AET - Aetna Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $191.89 +0.81 (+0.42 %) (As of 07/16/2018 08:27 AM ET)Previous Close$191.08Today's Range$191.00 - $193.2252-Week Range$149.69 - $194.40Volume1.99 million shsAverage Volume1.72 million shsMarket Capitalization$62.77 billionP/E Ratio19.46Dividend Yield1.04%Beta0.64 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart 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 SymbolNYSE:AET CUSIP00817Y10 Webwww.aetna.com Phone860-273-0123 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.47 Current Ratio0.73 Quick Ratio0.73 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.46 Forward P/E Ratio17.35 P/E Growth1.62 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$60.54 billion Price / Sales1.04 Cash Flow$12.4442 per share Price / Cash15.42 Book Value$48.46 per share Price / Book3.96 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$9.86 Net Income$1.90 billion Net Margins5.76% Return on Equity21.42% Return on Assets5.99% Miscellaneous Employees47,950 Outstanding Shares327,100,000Market Cap$62,767.22 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 1.04%. 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 program on Friday, April 7th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 98% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Aetna's earnings last quarter? Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company reported $3.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.97 by $0.22. The company 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%. Aetna's quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.71 EPS. View Aetna's Earnings History. When is Aetna's next earnings date? Aetna is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Aetna. What price target have analysts set for AET? 13 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Aetna's shares. Their forecasts range from $171.00 to $212.00. On average, they anticipate Aetna's share price to reach $197.3077 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Aetna. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Aetna? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aetna in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." Who are some of Aetna's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Aetna include UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Anthem (ANTM), Humana (HUM), CIGNA (CI), Centene (CNC), WellCare Health Plans (WCG), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Trupanion (TRUP) and Advanzeon Solutions (CHCR). 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 81)Ms. Margaret M. McCarthy, Exec. VP of Operations & Technology (Age 64) Has Aetna been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about AET stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aetna earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.95 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are Aetna's major shareholders? Aetna's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.08%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%), DnB Asset Management AS (0.03%) and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (0.03%). 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 NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, DnB Asset Management AS, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, CHICAGO TRUST Co NA, RDL Financial Inc., Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund and CENTRAL TRUST Co. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Pensionfund Sabic, Havens Advisors LLC, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Cibc Bank USA, Pennsylvania Trust Co and Atria Investments 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 $191.89. How big of a company is Aetna? Aetna has a market capitalization of $62.77 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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Aetna (NYSE AET)Community Ranking: 3.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 736 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 507 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,243MarketBeat'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 7/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Should I follow buy, hold and sell recommendations?