| Aetna is a health care benefits company. Co. conducts its operations in three business segments: Health Care, which provides medical, pharmacy benefit management services, dental, behavioral health and vision plans provided on both an insured basis and an employer-funded basis and businesses products and services that complement its medical products; Group Insurance, which primarily includes group life insurance and group disability products and long-term care products; and Large Case Pensions, which manages a variety of retirement products (including pension and annuity products) primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. We show 36 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AET shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AET market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AET market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AET's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of AET versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AET market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like AET can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AET by allowing them to research the AET market cap history.