Stock within Investors Radar: Aetna Inc. (AET)

Finally, RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $145.00 target price on shares of Aetna in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $184.21, up from yesterday's close by 0.40%. The Kcm Investment Advisors Llc holds 253,367 shares with $39.05 million value, down from 256,289 last quarter. As per Tuesday, September 8, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Segment Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in Aetna by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Oppenheimer. Sold All: 42 Reduced: 302 Increased: 232 New Position: 80. 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. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,124,251 shares of the company's stock valued at $178,767,000 after acquiring an additional 36,129 shares in the last quarter. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, December 20. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, May 30. They expect $1.18 earnings per share, down 27.61 % or $0.45 from last year's $1.63 per share. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". 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. 2,413,819 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,137,533.

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The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by SABATINO THOMAS J JR on 12/27/2017, and was a disposition of 10,690 shares with a final price of $180.85. Raymond James downgraded the shares of I in report on Monday, July 18 to "Underperform" rating. Out of 24 Wall Street analysts rating Aetna, 10 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 14 recommend "Hold". About 3.76M shares traded or 14.55% up from the average. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $136.00. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Co reported 538,378 shares stake. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas invested 0% in The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR). Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aetna from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $174.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Eaton Vance Management invested 0.41% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. Victory Mgmt holds 0.09% of its portfolio in The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR) for 823,123 shares. (NYSE:AET). Prudential Public Limited Com invested in 52,638 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Bokf Na owns 9,224 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in 2017 Q3. 70 funds opened positions while 316 raised stakes. Verition Fund Ltd Co holds 0.02% or 1,283 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 141,398 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Arrow Fincl Corp accumulated 4,892 shares.

Aetna (NYSE:AET) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st.

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Ratings analysis reveals 42% of Aetna's analysts are positive. Brown Advisory Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.27% in Dominion Energy, Inc. The Timken Company had 23 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:AET). The New York-based Roanoke Asset Management New York has invested 0.15% in Aetna Inc. $2.47M worth of Aetna Inc.

There are 950 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 291.57 million shares in total. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Auxier Asset holds 5,307 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 2,210 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Athena Cap Advsrs Lc owns 24,577 shares or 0.98% of their U.S. portfolio. Blair William And Il invested 0.02% in Aetna Inc. Parthenon owns 28,816 shares for 1.05% of their portfolio. Macquarie Research downgraded the shares of C in report on Friday, November 18 to "Neutral" rating. It also reduced its holding in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALNY) by 375,194 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 383,933 shares, and cut its stake in Verisign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN).

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $4.15 million activity. Hong Kong-based Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) has invested 0% in Aetna Inc.

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