Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Aetna (NYSE:AET) Raised to "Buy" at ValuEngine

Russell Knight | 13 January, 2018, 11:00

National Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,859 shares of the company's stock valued at $436,000 after purchasing an additional 119 shares in the last quarter. Jefferies Group Llc who had been investing in Aetna Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $60.28 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.28% or $0.965 during the last trading session, reaching $76.525. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 107,020. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending.

AET trades at a forward P/E of 17.93, a P/B of 3.90, and a P/S of 0.99, compared to a forward P/E of 18.62, a P/B of 2.77, and a P/S of 0.38 for CNC. The stock decreased 3.22% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $34.85.

Aetna (NYSE:AET) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. It has underperformed by 42.02% the S&P500. Therefore 44% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded the shares of AET in report on Thursday, July 30 to "Buy" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $16200 target in Monday, July 10 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Buckingham Research on Friday, October 13. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $45.0 target. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The rating was downgraded by DA Davidson on Monday, November 9 to "Neutral". The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,089,269 shares of the company's stock valued at $173,205,000 after acquiring an additional 38,223 shares in the last quarter. Of those holders, 369 had increased positions amounting to 16.16 million shares, 427 had decreased positions amounting to 26.9 million shares, and 154 holders have a held position accounting for 248.52 million shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. The company reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.19. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Aetna by 1.7% in the third quarter. 281.08 million shares or 3.09% less from 290.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NYSE:AET). Employees Retirement System Of Texas holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY). Amer Capital Inc reported 0.04% stake.

(NYSE:AET). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. Regions holds 314,917 shares or 0.26% of its portfolio. (NYSE:AET) for 1,260 shares. (NYSE:AET) for 515,072 shares. 5,807 were reported by Walleye Trading Ltd. Van Eck Associates Corp has 33,368 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in 2017 Q3. First Bankshares Of Hutchinson has 0.34% invested in Aetna Inc. The Illinois-based Anchor Bolt Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.84% in The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR).

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Analysts await Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 8. The company reported $2.45 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.06 by $0.39. AET's profit will be $384.88 million for 39.03 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.45 actual EPS reported by Aetna Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -51.84 % negative EPS growth.

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. Argus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $185.00 price objective (up previously from $165.00) on shares of Aetna in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Intelsat S.A. had 15 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, December 18 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, May 16. (NYSE:C) on Monday, August 24 to "Hold" rating. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Wednesday, August 24 by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:AET) on Tuesday, August 4 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, January 8 by Jefferies.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $4.15 million activity.

According to Aetna Inc.'s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 89.39%. It fall, as 42 investors sold DY shares while 98 reduced holdings.

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