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125.27 -4.22  -3.26% NYSE Feb 17, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Aetna PS Ratio (TTM):

0.7024 for Feb. 17, 2017
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Feb. 17, 2017 0.7024
Feb. 16, 2017 0.726
Feb. 15, 2017 0.7202
Feb. 14, 2017 0.7054
Feb. 13, 2017 0.6843
Feb. 10, 2017 0.6823
Feb. 9, 2017 0.6796
Feb. 8, 2017 0.6803
Feb. 7, 2017 0.6766
Feb. 6, 2017 0.6773
Feb. 3, 2017 0.6872
Feb. 2, 2017 0.6754
Feb. 1, 2017 0.6819
Jan. 31, 2017 0.665
Jan. 30, 2017 0.6544
Jan. 27, 2017 0.6585
Jan. 26, 2017 0.6596
Jan. 25, 2017 0.668
Jan. 24, 2017 0.6594
Jan. 23, 2017 0.6683
Jan. 20, 2017 0.687
Jan. 19, 2017 0.6872
Jan. 18, 2017 0.6783
Jan. 17, 2017 0.6787
Jan. 13, 2017 0.6858
   
Jan. 12, 2017 0.6876
Jan. 11, 2017 0.6876
Jan. 10, 2017 0.6878
Jan. 9, 2017 0.6907
Jan. 6, 2017 0.6967
Jan. 5, 2017 0.6981
Jan. 4, 2017 0.6951
Jan. 3, 2017 0.6888
Dec. 30, 2016 0.7019
Dec. 29, 2016 0.7044
Dec. 28, 2016 0.7051
Dec. 27, 2016 0.7144
Dec. 23, 2016 0.7129
Dec. 22, 2016 0.7057
Dec. 21, 2016 0.6981
Dec. 20, 2016 0.7054
Dec. 19, 2016 0.7024
Dec. 16, 2016 0.7177
Dec. 15, 2016 0.7099
Dec. 14, 2016 0.7169
Dec. 13, 2016 0.7245
Dec. 12, 2016 0.726
Dec. 9, 2016 0.7296
Dec. 8, 2016 0.7318
Dec. 7, 2016 0.7281

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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 0.9462
Centene 0.2702
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AET PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3666 Jul 26 2012
Maximum 0.7988 Jun 25 2015
Average 0.5696

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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