Aetna Inc. (AET) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 09, 2013

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Aetna Inc. ( AET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 09, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AET stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.29% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $54, the dividend yield is 1.48%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AET was $54, representing a -2.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.62 and a 56.16% increase over the 52 week low of $34.58.

AET is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ). AET's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.78. Zacks Investment Research reports AET's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.58%, compared to an industry average of 10.6%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AET Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AET through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AET as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index ( IHF )
  • First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ( FXH )
  • First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (based onthe Defined ( FTA )
  • First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ( FAB )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF ( CHEP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXH with an increase of 20.89% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of AET at 5.81%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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