Aetna Inc. (AET) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 14, 2014

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Aetna Inc. ( AET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.225 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 31, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AET stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.5% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of AET was $71.35, representing a -0.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.06 and a 58.13% increase over the 52 week low of $45.12.

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 $4.91. Zacks Investment Research reports AET's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.38%, compared to an industry average of 12.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AET Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG )
  • Direxion S&P 500 DRRC Volatility Response Shares ( VSPY )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF ( CHEP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHG with an increase of 13.84% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of AET at 6.49%.



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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