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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET) is tomorrow, October 11, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $36.56 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for Aetna has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aetna has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Aetna Inc. operates as a diversified health care benefits company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.6, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.