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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.49
AET's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. AET: 0.49 )
AET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 41.43
Current: 0.49

0.32
41.43
Equity to Asset 0.28
AET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. AET: 0.28 )
AET' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.28

0.06
0.28
Interest Coverage 10.20
AET's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. AET: 10.20 )
AET' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 20.98
Current: 10.2

0.84
20.98
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.91
M-Score: -2.40
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.50
AET's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. AET: 7.50 )
AET' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.94   Max: 11.45
Current: 7.5

-0.94
11.45
Net-margin (%) 3.84
AET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. AET: 3.84 )
AET' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.85   Max: 11.28
Current: 3.84

-12.85
11.28
ROE (%) 14.99
AET's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. AET: 14.99 )
AET' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -30.14   Max: 26.4
Current: 14.99

-30.14
26.4
ROA (%) 4.14
AET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. AET: 4.14 )
AET' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.13   Max: 5.4
Current: 4.14

-6.13
5.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 584.26
AET's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 137.23 vs. AET: 584.26 )
AET' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -65.8   Max: 1154.77
Current: 584.26

-65.8
1154.77
Revenue Growth (%) 17.60
AET's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. AET: 17.60 )
AET' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 20.5
Current: 17.6

-15.7
20.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.60
AET's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. AET: 10.60 )
AET' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 202.7
Current: 10.6

0
202.7
EPS Growth (%) 8.40
AET's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. AET: 8.40 )
AET' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.9   Max: 63.9
Current: 8.4

-12.9
63.9
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AET Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 7,793 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 419,646 sh (+144.25%)
Ray Dalio 74,177 sh (+142.59%)
John Paulson 7,997,107 sh (+22.91%)
Pioneer Investments 2,898,551 sh (+19.46%)
John Buckingham 111,903 sh (+13.63%)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,239 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 400,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,936,383 sh (-4.86%)
Jeremy Grantham 389,908 sh (-8.62%)
David Einhorn 5,550,040 sh (-17.52%)
Mark Hillman 13,306 sh (-22.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,058 sh (-54.95%)
Richard Pzena 754,946 sh (-62.94%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 747,800 sh (-73.65%)
Andreas Halvorsen 160,076 sh (-84.9%)
David Dreman 5,135 sh (-87.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,800 sh (-90.36%)
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Q4 2013

AET Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 121,990 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 1,815,441 sh (New)
David Dreman 5,515 sh (+7.4%)
Ray Dalio 78,219 sh (+5.45%)
John Buckingham 112,084 sh (+0.16%)
Mark Hillman 13,306 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,239 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,936,383 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Paulson 7,995,606 sh (-0.02%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 736,600 sh (-1.5%)
Richard Pzena 733,946 sh (-2.78%)
Jeremy Grantham 372,054 sh (-4.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,800 sh (-9.26%)
Pioneer Investments 2,587,711 sh (-10.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,566 sh (-12.12%)
Steven Cohen 344,413 sh (-17.93%)
David Einhorn 4,293,940 sh (-22.63%)
John Hussman 270,000 sh (-32.5%)
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Q1 2014

AET Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Larry Robbins 5,366,213 sh (+195.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,886 sh (+93.1%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 868,000 sh (+17.84%)
Richard Pzena 776,431 sh (+5.79%)
David Dreman 5,665 sh (+2.72%)
John Buckingham 113,113 sh (+0.92%)
Pioneer Investments 2,592,082 sh (+0.17%)
Jeff Auxier 5,239 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 5,936,383 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Paulson 7,989,506 sh (-0.08%)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (-7.41%)
David Einhorn 3,220,440 sh (-25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,613 sh (-32.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 169,271 sh (-54.5%)
Ray Dalio 30,919 sh (-60.47%)
Steven Cohen 19,744 sh (-94.27%)
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Q2 2014

AET Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 5,326 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,100 sh (+37.61%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 7,195,883 sh (+21.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,811 sh (+13.43%)
Ray Dalio 34,219 sh (+10.67%)
David Dreman 6,247 sh (+10.27%)
Richard Pzena 824,931 sh (+6.25%)
John Buckingham 113,229 sh (+0.1%)
Steven Cohen 41,400 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 6,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 3,220,440 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 7,989,506 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,239 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,544,081 sh (-1.85%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 849,400 sh (-2.14%)
John Hussman 175,000 sh (-30%)
Larry Robbins 3,478,835 sh (-35.17%)
Jeremy Grantham 75,265 sh (-55.54%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AET

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -30%0.42%$67.77 - $82.46 $ 78.754%175000
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2014-06-30 Add 21.22%0.26%$67.77 - $82.46 $ 78.754%7195883
David Einhorn 2014-03-31 Reduce -25%1%$65.15 - $75.71 $ 78.7512%3220440
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -60.47%0.03%$65.15 - $75.71 $ 78.7512%30919
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 93.1%$65.15 - $75.71 $ 78.7512%6886
David Einhorn 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.63%1.43%$60.75 - $68.93 $ 78.7521%4293940
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -32.5%0.46%$60.75 - $68.93 $ 78.7521%270000
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$60.75 - $68.93 $ 78.7521%0
David Einhorn 2013-09-30 Reduce -17.52%1.4%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%5550040
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-09-30 Reduce -73.65%0.66%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%747800
John Paulson 2013-09-30 Add 22.91%0.62%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%7997107
Richard Pzena 2013-09-30 Reduce -62.94%0.54%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%754946
Mark Hillman 2013-09-30 Reduce -22.7%0.34%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%13306
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-09-30 Reduce -84.9%0.31%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%160076
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -87.08%0.06%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%5135
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 142.59%0.02%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%74177
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -54.95%0.01%$61.54 - $68.71 $ 78.7523%4058
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.80
AET's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. AET: 13.80 )
AET' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.41   Max: 20.07
Current: 13.8

5.41
20.07
P/B 1.90
AET's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. AET: 1.90 )
AET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.9

0.88
2.94
P/S 0.53
AET's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AET: 0.53 )
AET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.4
Current: 0.53

0.29
1.4
PFCF 8.76
AET's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 13.75 vs. AET: 8.76 )
AET' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.49   Max: 81.26
Current: 8.76

4.49
81.26
EV-to-EBIT 7.83
AET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. AET: 7.83 )
AET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 11.1
Current: 7.83

0.2
11.1
PEG 0.89
AET's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. AET: 0.89 )
AET' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.51
Current: 0.89

0.22
4.51
Shiller P/E 16.78
AET's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 33.69 vs. AET: 16.78 )
AET' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 130.18
Current: 16.78

5.8
130.18
Current Ratio 0.78
AET's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. AET: 0.78 )
AET' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.78

0.54
2.78
Quick Ratio 0.78
AET's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. AET: 0.78 )
AET' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.78

0.54
2.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.14
AET's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. AET: 1.14 )
AET' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.14

0.03
1.77
Dividend Payout 0.15
AET's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AET: 0.15 )
AET' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.15

0.02
0.31
Dividend growth (3y) 171.40
AET's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 9 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 37.50 vs. AET: 171.40 )
AET' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 171.4
Current: 171.4

0
171.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 92.06
AET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. AET: 92.06 )
AET' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.51   Max: 148.13
Current: 92.06

2.51
148.13
Share Buyback Rate 5.30
AET's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AET: 5.30 )
AET' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.4   Max: -25.2
Current: 5.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 11.60
AET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AET: 11.60 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 23.45
Current: 11.6

0.88
23.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
AET's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. AET: 0.70 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.12
Current: 0.7

0.25
2.12
Price/Median PS Value 0.98
AET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AET: 0.98 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 2.35
Current: 0.98

0.29
2.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.92
AET's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. AET: 0.92 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 5.13
Current: 0.92

0.46
5.13
Price/Graham Number 2.62
AET's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AET: 2.62 )
AET' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 3.79
Current: 2.62

0.82
3.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.80
AET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. AET: 12.80 )
AET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 9   Max: 5139.1
Current: 12.8

9
5139.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.23
AET's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. AET: 19.23 )
AET' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.8   Max: 57.3
Current: 19.23

-12.8
57.3

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Plans » Health Care Plans
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Aetna Inc. was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1982 under the name of United States Health Care Systems, Inc. The Company is one of the nation's health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.4 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. It offers a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information exchange technology services. Its customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. The Company's operations are conducted in three business segments: Health Care, Group Insurance and Large Case Pensions. Health Care products consist of medical, pharmacy benefits management, dental, behavioral health and vision plans offered on both an insured basis and an employer-funded, or administrative, basis. Medical products include point of service (POS), preferred provider organization (PPO), health maintenance organization (HMO) and indemnity benefit (Indemnity) plans. Medical products also include health savings accounts (HSAs) and Aetna HealthFund, consumer-directed health plans that combine traditional POS or PPO and/or dental coverage, subject to a deductible, with an accumulating benefit account. Large Case Pensions manages a variety of retirement products (including pension and annuity products) mainly for tax-qualified pension plans. Contracts provide non-guaranteed, experience-rated and guaranteed investment options through general and separate account products. Group Insurance products consist of Life Insurance Products, Disability Insurance Products, and Long-Term Care Insurance Products. It owns the trademarks Aetna, We Want You To Know and CareEngine, together with the corresponding Aetna design logo. The Company competes for health information technology ("HIT") business with other large health plans and commercial health care benefit insurance companies as well as information technology companies and companies that specialize in HIT.
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