Aetna Stock Hits New 52-Week High (AET)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Aetna (NYSE: AET) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $64.35, above its previous 52-week high of $64.22 with 1.6 million shares traded as of 2:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been three million shares over the past 30 days.

Aetna has a market cap of $20.62 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 36.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Aetna as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Aetna Ratings Report.

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