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

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Aetna Inc. ( AET ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 09, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AET stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that AET has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $62.58, the dividend yield is 1.28%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AET was $62.58, representing a -2.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.22 and a 80.97% 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 $4.83. Zacks Investment Research reports AET's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.22%, compared to an industry average of 15%.

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 U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF )
  • First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ( FXH )
  • First Trust DB Strategic Value Index Fund (FDV)
  • TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF ( TTFS )
  • First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (based onthe Defined ( FTA ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FDV with an increase of 15.95% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of AET at 6.92%.



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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Referenced Stocks: AET , FTA , FXH , IHF , TTFS , UNH , WLP

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