Aetna Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 08, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on
October 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AET stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 4th quarter that AET has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $66.44, the dividend yield is 1.2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AET was $66.44,
representing a -3.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $69.20 and
a 64.78% increase over the 52 week low of $40.32.
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. Zacks Investment Research reports AET's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.52%, compared to an
industry average of 6.1%.
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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 (
- QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of
9.33% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of AET at 6.62%.