Aetna (AET)

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84.70 +1.31  +1.57% NYSE Jul 28, 2:28PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Aetna PS Ratio (TTM):

0.6017 for July 28, 2014

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Aetna Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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July 28, 2014 0.6017
July 25, 2014 0.5924
July 24, 2014 0.5979
July 23, 2014 0.6006
July 22, 2014 0.6029
July 21, 2014 0.5967
July 18, 2014 0.6013
July 17, 2014 0.5949
July 16, 2014 0.5837
July 15, 2014 0.5853
July 14, 2014 0.5837
July 11, 2014 0.5798
July 10, 2014 0.5772
July 9, 2014 0.5768
July 8, 2014 0.5759
July 7, 2014 0.5857
July 3, 2014 0.5941
July 2, 2014 0.5891
July 1, 2014 0.583
June 30, 2014 0.576
June 27, 2014 0.5809
June 26, 2014 0.5829
June 25, 2014 0.5858
June 24, 2014 0.5754
June 23, 2014 0.583
   
June 20, 2014 0.582
June 19, 2014 0.5784
June 18, 2014 0.5753
June 17, 2014 0.5724
June 16, 2014 0.5724
June 13, 2014 0.575
June 12, 2014 0.5745
June 11, 2014 0.5753
June 10, 2014 0.5703
June 9, 2014 0.5624
June 6, 2014 0.5646
June 5, 2014 0.5621
June 4, 2014 0.564
June 3, 2014 0.5577
June 2, 2014 0.5531
May 30, 2014 0.5509
May 29, 2014 0.5484
May 28, 2014 0.5449
May 27, 2014 0.5499
May 23, 2014 0.5427
May 22, 2014 0.5364
May 21, 2014 0.5371
May 20, 2014 0.5343
May 19, 2014 0.5357
May 16, 2014 0.5283

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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 0.6761
WellPoint 0.4791
Cigna 0.8376

AET PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3293 Jul 1 2010
Maximum 0.6029 Jul 22 2014
Average 0.4607

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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