Aetna (AET)

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90.84 +0.71  +0.79% NYSE Dec 19, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Aetna PS Ratio (TTM):

0.5847 for Dec. 19, 2014

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Dec. 19, 2014 0.5847
Dec. 18, 2014 0.5801
Dec. 17, 2014 0.5611
Dec. 16, 2014 0.5512
Dec. 15, 2014 0.5578
Dec. 12, 2014 0.5619
Dec. 11, 2014 0.5672
Dec. 10, 2014 0.5643
Dec. 9, 2014 0.5764
Dec. 8, 2014 0.58
Dec. 5, 2014 0.5833
Dec. 4, 2014 0.5741
Dec. 3, 2014 0.5772
Dec. 2, 2014 0.5686
Dec. 1, 2014 0.5634
Nov. 28, 2014 0.5615
Nov. 26, 2014 0.5594
Nov. 25, 2014 0.5574
Nov. 24, 2014 0.5596
Nov. 21, 2014 0.5558
Nov. 20, 2014 0.5526
Nov. 19, 2014 0.5506
Nov. 18, 2014 0.561
Nov. 17, 2014 0.5549
Nov. 14, 2014 0.5394
Nov. 13, 2014 0.5443
   
Nov. 12, 2014 0.544
Nov. 11, 2014 0.5439
Nov. 10, 2014 0.5408
Nov. 7, 2014 0.5296
Nov. 6, 2014 0.5452
Nov. 5, 2014 0.5423
Nov. 4, 2014 0.5388
Nov. 3, 2014 0.5294
Oct. 31, 2014 0.5311
Oct. 30, 2014 0.5188
Oct. 29, 2014 0.5133
Oct. 28, 2014 0.4971
Oct. 27, 2014 0.5096
Oct. 24, 2014 0.5065
Oct. 23, 2014 0.5069
Oct. 22, 2014 0.5026
Oct. 21, 2014 0.5045
Oct. 20, 2014 0.4921
Oct. 17, 2014 0.4852
Oct. 16, 2014 0.4726
Oct. 15, 2014 0.4735
Oct. 14, 2014 0.4762
Oct. 13, 2014 0.4919
Oct. 10, 2014 0.4998
Oct. 9, 2014 0.506

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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AET PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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UnitedHealth Group 0.7944
Anthem 0.5107
Cigna 0.8481

AET PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3293 Jul 1 2010
Maximum 0.5885 Sep 16 2013
Average 0.4717

AET PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("AET", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("AET", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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