Aetna Inc. (AET) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 08, 2013

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Aetna Inc. ( AET ) 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 ( UNH ) and WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ). 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 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 )
  • Pax MSCI North America ESG Index ETF (based on the MSCI North ( NASI )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF ( CHEP ).

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%.



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.



This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: AET , CHEP , IHF , NASI , UNH , WLP

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