Aetna Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 08, 2013 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.2 per share scheduled for January 25, 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 prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of AET was $45.27,
representing a -11.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.14 and
a 30.91% 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 (
) and WellPoint Inc. (
). AET's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.24. Zacks Investment Research reports AET's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -.36%, compared to an
industry average of 3.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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 (
- Pax MSCI North America ESG Index ETF (based on the MSCI North
- QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is NASI with an increase of
9.3% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting
of AET at 4.73%.