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Aetna (AET) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.32

13 January 2018

The institutional investor owned 19,356 shares of the company's stock after selling 650 shares during the quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.80% of the company's stock.

The stock decreased 5.40% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $3.33. About 11.76M shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 28.84% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Capital Management Associates increased its stake in Dycom Industries (DY) by 88.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.84% with $324.82 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. In the previous year there have been a total of 38 insider trades, including 1 open market buys and 37 sells. About 15.46 million shares traded. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc acquired 2,382 shares as Aetna (AET)'s stock rose 12.84%. It has underperformed by 9.80% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AET in report on Thursday, July 13 with "Hold" rating. SunTrust maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, May 25. The stock has "Hold" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 3. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 7 by GMP Securities. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.07 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Aetna will post 9.78 earnings per share for the current year. It has a 23.07 P/E ratio. After $0.21 actual earnings per share reported by Pembina Pipeline Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. The stock has a market capitalization of $60,150.00, a P/E ratio of 34.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 0.61. It improved, as 42 investors sold AET shares while 302 reduced holdings. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Aetna by 1.7% in the third quarter. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Aetna from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Bokf Na owns 9,224 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Michael And Susan Dell Foundation holds 124,616 shares. (NYSE:C). Northside Limited Com reported 3,933 shares stake.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $195.12 to Aetna Inc.

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits firm in the United States. Cambiar Investors Limited holds 815,628 shares or 0.93% of its portfolio. Winslow Evans Crocker holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. Natl Planning Corp, California-based fund reported 10,050 shares. (NYSE:AET) rating on Friday, November 11. (NYSE:AET) for 515,072 shares. Pennsylvania Trust has 127,194 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in 2017 Q3. Tower Capital Limited Liability (Trc) has invested 0% in I.D. Systems, Inc. Eaton Vance Management invested 0.41% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc.

Aetna (NYSE:AET) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $2.45 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.06 by $0.39.

Bridger Management Llc, which manages about $3.11 billion and $1.67 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tempur Sealy Intl Inc (NYSE:TPX) by 191,206 shares to 1.04M shares, valued at $67.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Pggm Investments, which manages about $20.28B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Owens Corning New Com (NYSE:OC) by 95,000 shares to 489,000 shares, valued at $37.82 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Wagner Bowman Management Corp raised its stake in Aetna by 44.4% during the third quarter.

Ratings analysis reveals 42% of Aetna's analysts are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, December 18 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Buy". As per Friday, April 8, the company rating was initiated by Cleveland. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Tuesday, September 5. The firm has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, September 16. The stock of Aetna Inc. AXA now owns 274,863 shares of the company's stock valued at $43,706,000 after buying an additional 39,125 shares in the last quarter. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 13.

Aetna (NYSE:AET) opened at 120.79 on Wednesday.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $4.15 million activity.