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


Aetna Inc. ( AET ) 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 ( UNH ) and WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ). 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%.

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 )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF ( CHEP ).

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%.

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 , UNH , WLP News News

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