Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend

The company reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.19. Citigroup Inc. now has $202.33 billion valuation.

The stock decreased 5.40% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $3.33. The fund bought 2,043 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $324,000.

Fulton Bank N.A. decreased its holdings in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) by 3.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500. Out of 24 Wall Street analysts rating Aetna, 10 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 14 recommend "Hold". Therefore 60% are positive. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold" on Monday, August 7. The hedge fund run by John Orrico held 46,450 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.39 million, up from 38,750 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Morgan Stanley cut Aetna from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and set a $179.00 price objective on the stock.in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with "Hold" rating and $175.0 target in Tuesday, October 31 report. As per Friday, February 24, the company rating was upgraded by SunTrust. (NYSE:AET) rating on Friday, November 11.

Among 6 analysts covering Intelsat S.A. ValuEngine raised Aetna from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Therefore 50% are positive. AET was included in 64 notes of analysts from July 30, 2015. Credit Suisse maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Wednesday, November 1 with "Hold" rating. Finally, Raymond James Financial upgraded Aetna from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $200.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. The Company's deposit products include regular savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, fixed interest rate certificates with varying maturities, certificates of deposits, brokered certificates, and individual retirement accounts. The firm has "Buy" rating by Evercore given on Friday, September 23. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 7. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $45.0 target. VANGUARD GROUP INC owned 2.09% of Aetna Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 18. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its stake in Aetna by 3.3% during the third quarter. Hudson Bay Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.59% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. After $0.21 actual earnings per share reported by Pembina Pipeline Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth. (NYSE:DY). The New York-based Tiaa Cref Limited Company has invested 0% in Dycom Industries, Inc.

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It improved, as 23 investors sold NOW shares while 115 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.04.

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After $-1.09 actual EPS reported by Cheniere Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -120.18% EPS growth. Trust Asset Management Llc acquired 113,699 shares as Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)'s stock declined 6.06%. (NYSE:HBI).

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Aetna (AET) Receives News Impact Score of 0.11" was originally posted by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Com holds 0.01% or 10,177 shares. First Midwest Bancorp Division holds 11,173 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Summit Secs Group Ltd Liability Com has 1,300 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. About 544,688 shares traded. Moreover, Ativo Capital Management Llc has 0.27% invested in the company for 17,805 shares. It also reduced American International Group (NYSE:AIG) stake by 5,775 shares and now owns 6,400 shares. Eaton Vance Management invested 0.41% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. The legal version of this report can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2018/01/10/dnb-asset-management-as-sells-18500-shares-of-aetna-inc-aet.html. Loews has 0.01% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 515,072 shares. The Us-based Ancora Advisors Llc has invested 0.05% in the stock.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $4.15 million activity. On Friday, August 4 the insider WALSH JEFFREY R sold $344,870. Martell Frank also sold $1.67M worth of CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE:AET) shares were sold by McCarthy Margaret M. (NYSE:CLGX). Aperio Grp Ltd, a California-based fund reported 17,369 shares. Headinvest owns 2,000 shares. Cott Corp (NYSE:COT) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.69 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 42 investors sold DY shares while 98 reduced holdings. AXA raised its stake in Aetna by 16.6% during the third quarter. 14,020 were accumulated by Maverick Capital Limited. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 2,210 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Geode Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 56,581 shares. (NYSE:D). 236 are owned by Private Ocean Ltd Liability Corporation. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada stated it has 0.09% in Aetna Inc. Water Island Capital Llc who had been investing in Aetna Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $59.85B market cap company. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 16,859 shares or 0% of all its holdings. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Limited Liability Corp has 263,283 shares for 3.21% of their portfolio.

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