Todays Report: Today, Aetna (AET) – Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

Today, Aetna (AET) – Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

Aetna (NYSE: AET) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

Shares of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) opened at 129.33 on Friday. Aetna Inc. has a 12 month low of $92.42 and a 12 month high of $129.42. The firm has a market cap of $45.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.65 and a beta of 0.54. The company’s 50-day moving average is $114.49 and its 200-day moving average is $116.30.

Aetna (NYSE:AET) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $2.07 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.02 by $0.05. Aetna had a net margin of 3.91% and a return on equity of 16.25%. The business had revenue of $15.78 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.71 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.90 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Aetna Inc. will post $8.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 13th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 11th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.77%. Aetna’s dividend payout ratio is currently 14.49%.

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