Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) Sentiment Change Report at 0.68

June 27, 2018 - By Jane Lemasters

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Positions for Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET)

“Big money sentiment for Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) in Q1 2018 decreased to 0.68, SEC.gov filings reveal. That’s down -0.15, from 2017Q4’s 0.83. 286 funds increased and started new positions, while 418 cut down and sold their stock positions in Aetna Inc so the sentiment dived. Funds own 269.52 million shares, down from 275.71 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Aetna Inc in top 10 changed to 52 from 41 for an increase of 11. 83 Investors Sold All; 335 Reduced Holdings; 208 increased stakes while 78 funds bought stakes.

Biggest Aetna Inc Shareholders

As of Q1 2018 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has 22.83% invested in Aetna Inc. As of Q1 2018, 599,645 shares of Aetna Inc are owned by Twin Securities Inc.. Argentiere Capital Ag reported 208,207 shares. The United Kingdom-based fund Omni Partners Llp have invested about 14.35% of the investment manager’s stock portfolio in Aetna Inc. The New Jersey-based fund Redwood Capital Management Llc holds 799,330 shares or 9.45% of their US long stock exposure.

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits firm in the United States.The firm is worth $61.66 billion. It operates through three divisions: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions.17.89 is the P/E ratio. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management service, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured and employer-funded basis.

AET is hitting $188.51 during the last trading session, after increased 0.23%.Currently Aetna Inc. is uptrending after 22.94% change in last June 27, 2017. AET has 197,809 shares volume. AET outperformed by 10.37% the S&P 500.

Earnings report for Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) is expected on August, 2., RTT reports. Analysts predict 8.77 % diference or $3.12 from the $3.42 EPS from 2017. This could hit $1.02 billion profit for AET assuming the current $3.12 EPS will become reality. Wall Street now predicts -2.19 % negative EPS growth despite Aetna Inc. previous quarter’s EPS of $3.19.

152,473 are held by Angelo Gordon Lp. Lingohr & Partner Asset Mgmt Gmbh holds 1.12% or 10,600 shs. Umb Fincl Bank N A Mo reported 0.04% stake. Nadler Gp Incorporated has 0.41% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Kentucky Retirement Insurance Trust Fund holds 0.25% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) or 7,485 shs. National Asset Incorporated accumulated 3,955 shs. Cibc World Markets Inc reported 60,090 shs. Atria Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 9,634 shs. Markston Int Lc stated it has 3.5% of its capital in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Caxton Associate Limited Partnership owns 8,546 shs. Hermes Investment Ltd invested 0.02% of its capital in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). New York-based Halcyon Mgmt Prtn Lp has invested 8.54% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). California-based Affinity Invest Advsr Ltd Llc has invested 1.59% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Dodge And Cox, a California-based fund reported 1,400 shs. Keybank Natl Association Oh, Ohio-based fund reported 373,130 shs.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) Ratings Coverage

In total 8 analysts cover Aetna (NYSE:AET). “Buy” rating has 5, “Sell” are 0, while 3 are “Hold”. 63% are bullish. With $212.0 highest and $19300 lowest price target Aetna has $196.63 average price target or 4.31% above the current ($188.51) price. 13 are the (NYSE:AET)’s analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald. On Friday, January 12 the stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies. On Tuesday, May 1 the firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given. On Monday, January 22 the rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. On Thursday, April 12 Jefferies maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $19300 target. On Tuesday, January 30 the firm earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies. On Monday, May 14 the firm earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, January 3 the firm has “Overweight” rating given by PiperJaffray. In Tuesday, January 30 report Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has “Buy” rating given by Piper Jaffray.

For more Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) news announced recently go to: Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Fool.com, Bizjournals.com or Streetinsider.com. The titles are as follows: “Here Comes The Next Biotech Revolution” announced on June 26, 2018, “Aetna launches new health insurance option in Michigan for small businesses” on June 22, 2018, “6 Top Healthcare Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore” with a publish date: June 27, 2018, “Time Warner-AT&T deal could pave way for CVS-Aetna acquisition” and the last “Aetna (AET) Says it Won Contract for Kansas Medicaid Program” with publication date: June 22, 2018.

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