Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $136.27. The stock traded with the volume of 2.91 Million in the last trading session. Aetna Inc. opened at $129.68 and closed by showing an increase of 2.84%. The Bid price in the last session was $132.00 x 300 and the Ask price was $132.03 x 1300. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).
Aetna Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 46.33 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $132.57 and 52-Week Low of $92.42 and it touched its 52-week high on Nov 29, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 9, 2016.
Aetna Inc. reported its last Earnings on Oct 27 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $2.07/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $2.03/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.04/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 2%. The company will report its next earnings on Jan 30 – Feb 3 (Est.).
Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Aetna Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 5.1%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 3%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of 12.61% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 11.73% per annum.
15 number of analysts also provided their insight on Aetna Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $136.27. They also projected Low Price Target as $125 while High Price Target is set at $147.
A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 6 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 10 reported it as Buy.5 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.
Aetna Inc. annual Divided is 1 while it’s Dividend Yield is 0.76%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.05 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 15.05. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 0.74 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.54, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 2.43 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 9.07.
The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 3.9 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 14.2% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 11.5%.
The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 11.21% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 14.58 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 15.31 percent.
A look at performance overview of Aetna Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is 4.08 percent while Performance Month is 22.94%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 13.22% and Half Year Performance value stands at 15.02%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 29.66 percent. Aetna Inc. has its YTD performance of 23.22 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).
Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 10 Nov 2016 where President Lynch (Karen S.) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 45000 shares were traded at a price of $119.55. Another insider trade includes Director Coye (Molly Joel) who also initiated a transaction in which 862 shares were traded on 8 Nov 2016 as “Sell”. On 6 Nov 2016 Officer Soistman (Francis S Jr) traded 9150 shares as “Sell” at $109.78. Chief Financial Officer Guertin (Shawn M) Sell 8140 shares on 22 Aug 2016 at the price of $120.31.
The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Bernstein on 14-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Outperform to Mkt Perform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 11-Nov-16, Credit Suisse took an action “Upgrade” from Neutral to Outperform. On 16-Jun-16, the stock was Initiated to Outperform by Bernstein.