Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

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

Morgan Stanley cut shares of Aetna from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and set a $179.00 price target for the a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $183.39. Tt International bought 14,030 shares as the company's stock rose 12.84% with the market. The rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann to "Mkt Perform" on Tuesday, January 24. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, January 25 report. It also increased its holding in Darden Restaurants Inc Com (NYSE:DRI) by 7,259 shares in the quarter, for a total of 533,601 shares, and has risen its stake in Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs Com New (NYSE:LH). The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold" on Monday, August 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. The stock of Aetna Inc. It improved, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $4.15 million activity. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, December 20 report. Oppenheimer has "Outperform" rating and $70 target. The hedge fund run by Philip Rosenstrach held 1.25 million shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.13M, up from 797,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has a market cap of $59,830.00, a P/E ratio of 33.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 0.61. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board sold 7,900 shares as the company's stock declined 0.40% while stock markets rallied.

Pggm Investments decreased its stake in Aetna Inc New Com (AET) by 5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 80 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes.

Mig Capital Llc increased its stake in Armstrong World Inds Inc New (AWI) by 37.77% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:IDSY) on Friday, May 5 to "Neutral" rating. Out of 24 Wall Street analysts rating Aetna, 10 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 14 recommend "Hold". About 11.76M shares traded. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $136.00. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas invested 0% in The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR). The investment managers in our partner's database now have: 281.08 million shares, down from 290.06 million shares in 2017Q2. (NYSE:D). Pitcairn owns 0.04% invested in Dominion Energy, Inc. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AET. Cambiar Investors Limited holds 815,628 shares or 0.93% of its portfolio. (NYSE:AET). Atlantic Tru Group Incorporated holds 0.67% or 941,083 shares in its portfolio. Somerset invested in 0.01% or 200 shares. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Channing Cap Management Lc stated it has 132,611 shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. (NBRXF) stake by 13,300 shares and now owns 9,225 shares. (NYSE:AET). Goldman Sachs Gp reported 2.62M shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 42% of Aetna's analysts are positive. Riverhead Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.07% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). The New York-based Roanoke Asset Management New York has invested 0.15% in Aetna Inc.

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FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC lowered its stake in Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) by 17.2% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". Laurion Mngmt Lp holds 3,200 shares. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation holds 15.62% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. for 124,616 shares. Randolph accumulated 191,395 shares or 5.46% of the stock. Auxier Asset holds 5,307 shares.

Shares of Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) have seen a movement of 0.88% in the most recent session. Athena Cap Advsrs Lc owns 24,577 shares or 0.98% of their USA portfolio. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 2,210 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Parthenon owns 28,816 shares for 1.05% of their portfolio.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Lyrical Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 2.22 million shares or 4.61% of its portfolio. Old Second Natl Bank Of Aurora has invested 0.02% in Aetna Inc.

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