Analyst Ratings for Aetna Inc. (AET)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for AET last month.

24 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 14 gave AET a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AET. The highest price target was 181, implying potential capital gains of 16.56 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 94, implying potential capital losses of -39.47 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.64 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.87 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.07 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

AET has an estimated earnings growth rate of 182.76 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AET has a PEG ratio of 0.26.

In the last 52-weeks, AET has achieved a high of 157.56 and a low of 104.59. Today's price is 48.47 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.44 percent below the high. AET has a price/earnings ratio of 48.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AET value stock report compares AET to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AET is $51.05 billion. AET is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.