Aetna (NYSE: AET) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $53.72 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%. The average volume for Aetna has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aetna has a market cap of $17.9 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Aetna Inc. operates as a diversified health care benefits company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.35. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Aetna a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Aetna as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Aetna Ratings Report now.
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