Aetna (AET)

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91.78 -1.83  -1.95% NYSE Jan 30, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Aetna PS Ratio (TTM):

0.5907 for Jan. 30, 2015

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Jan. 30, 2015 0.5907
Jan. 29, 2015 0.6025
Jan. 28, 2015 0.5966
Jan. 27, 2015 0.6031
Jan. 26, 2015 0.6066
Jan. 23, 2015 0.6081
Jan. 22, 2015 0.6186
Jan. 21, 2015 0.6098
Jan. 20, 2015 0.592
Jan. 16, 2015 0.5957
Jan. 15, 2015 0.5825
Jan. 14, 2015 0.5786
Jan. 13, 2015 0.5814
Jan. 12, 2015 0.5762
Jan. 9, 2015 0.586
Jan. 8, 2015 0.5946
Jan. 7, 2015 0.576
Jan. 6, 2015 0.5647
Jan. 5, 2015 0.5638
Jan. 2, 2015 0.5715
Dec. 31, 2014 0.5717
Dec. 30, 2014 0.5802
Dec. 29, 2014 0.5777
Dec. 26, 2014 0.5782
Dec. 24, 2014 0.5766
Dec. 23, 2014 0.5757
   
Dec. 22, 2014 0.5819
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

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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 0.8262
Anthem 0.5307
Cigna 0.8889

AET PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3293 Jul 1 2010
Maximum 0.6186 Jan 22 2015
Average 0.4753

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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