Aetna Inc. (
) 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 (
) and WellPoint Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (
- Direxion S&P 500 DRRC Volatility Response Shares (
- QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF (
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%.