Aetna Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.225 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on January 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on January 15, 2015.
Analysis of Valuation of Aetna (Symbol AET).
Aetna is trading below its average price/sale (P/S) range. Aetna is trading above its average historical dividend yield.
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Aetna Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)
Explanation: Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks. Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio. Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years. Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles