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) pushed the Health Care sector lower today making it today's featured Health Care laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Aetna fell $0.87 (-1.3%) to $68.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,477,511 shares of Aetna exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,546,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $67.89-$69.82 after having opened the day at $68.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.93. Other companies within the Health Care sector that declined today were:
), down 27.4%,
), down 14.1%,
), down 11.5% and
), down 10.4%.
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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. Aetna has a market cap of $25.3 billion and is part of the health services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.
- You can view the full Aetna Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 11.2%,
), up 10.2% and
), up 9.9% , were all gainers within the health care sector with
) being today's featured health care sector leader.
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