Aetna Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   USD per share 
 Price  198.40
 Dividend  2.00
 Earnings  6.96
 Cash-flow  0.00
 Book value  46.14
 Equity  50.07

Aetna is part of Health Care Equipment and Services business, which is part of Health Care industry. Aetna is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Aetna paid a total dividend of 654 million USD last year, for a market value of 64,877 millions (Market Cap 63,356 millions). Dividend per share of Aetna is 2.00 USD, and his stock market price 198.40 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Aetna has a dividend yield of 1.01%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Health Care industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Aetna dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Aetna

Aetna Dividend Payout

About the ability of Aetna to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.01%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Aetna payout on ernings is currently 28.74%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Health Care industry, which are 39.89% and 26.06% respectively. Both figures show that Aetna is in a good position to keep maintaining his dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Aetna is USD 0.00 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.00, so the company does not generate enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Aetna, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Health Care industry and Health Care Equipment and Services sector companies.

Aetna payout

Aetna Stock performance

Finally, last moth Aetna showed a return of -2.20% compared to a worldwide -7.28% average, and a -8.04% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 16.70% versus a worldwide performance of a -4.98%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Health Care Equipment and Services firms.

Aetna stock and market return

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