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114.06 +0.21  +0.19% NYSE May 3, 21:55 Delayed 2m USD

Aetna PS Ratio (TTM):

0.6601 for May 3, 2016
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May 3, 2016 0.6601
May 2, 2016 0.6589
April 29, 2016 0.6498
April 28, 2016 0.6634
April 27, 2016 0.6586
April 26, 2016 0.67
April 25, 2016 0.6615
April 22, 2016 0.6645
April 21, 2016 0.6545
April 20, 2016 0.6552
April 19, 2016 0.6451
April 18, 2016 0.6394
April 15, 2016 0.6355
April 14, 2016 0.6348
April 13, 2016 0.6398
April 12, 2016 0.6325
April 11, 2016 0.6266
April 8, 2016 0.6301
April 7, 2016 0.6383
April 6, 2016 0.6489
April 5, 2016 0.6431
April 4, 2016 0.6629
April 1, 2016 0.6581
March 31, 2016 0.6502
March 30, 2016 0.6673
March 29, 2016 0.662
   
March 28, 2016 0.6551
March 24, 2016 0.6569
March 23, 2016 0.653
March 22, 2016 0.6575
March 21, 2016 0.651
March 18, 2016 0.658
March 17, 2016 0.646
March 16, 2016 0.6624
March 15, 2016 0.6596
March 14, 2016 0.6672
March 11, 2016 0.6631
March 10, 2016 0.6479
March 9, 2016 0.6382
March 8, 2016 0.6252
March 7, 2016 0.641
March 4, 2016 0.6314
March 3, 2016 0.6407
March 2, 2016 0.6437
March 1, 2016 0.6459
Feb. 29, 2016 0.6348
Feb. 26, 2016 0.6423
Feb. 25, 2016 0.6393
Feb. 24, 2016 0.6232
Feb. 23, 2016 0.6272
Feb. 22, 2016 0.6227

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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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Cigna 0.9434
Anthem 0.4713
Centene 0.3166

AET PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3666 Jul 26 2012
Maximum 0.7988 Jun 25 2015
Average 0.5388

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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