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Aetna Inc. (AET) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.50 on October 27th

The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, November 19 by Cowen & Co. The company's revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. They issued a "buy" rating and a $180.00 price objective on the stock. The stock of L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) earned "Buy" rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, July 11. Seaport Global Securities downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Friday, October 7 report. The company was maintained on Monday, June 12 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with "Hold". The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Wednesday, June 21 by Barclays Capital.

New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc decreased Aetna Inc New (AET) stake by 20.63% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Rhenman & Partners Asset Management Ab sold 15,000 shares as Aetna Inc (AET)'s stock rose 12.84%. The shares were sold at an average price of $161.91, for a total transaction of $2,472,527.61. Financial Architects Inc raised its holdings in Aetna by 1.8% during the second quarter. The stock declined 0.19% or $0.01 reaching $5.25 per share. About 43,509 shares traded. (NASDAQ:GHDX) has risen 23.46% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.02% the S&P500. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $161.28. It has underperformed by 11.19% the S&P500. Its down 0.29, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. 60 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. JNBA Financial Advisors raised its holdings in Aetna by 0.7% during the first quarter. Engy Opportunities Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.84% of its portfolio in Noble Corporation Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:NE). Millennium Lc accumulated 0.11% or 408,210 shares. Conning Incorporated owns 8,531 shares or 0.05% of their USA portfolio. (NASDAQ:BCRX). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas reported 0% stake. Univest Of Pennsylvania holds 25,727 shares or 1.64% of its portfolio. Kingdon Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.73% or 69,889 shares in its portfolio. Shares of BA have uptrended 26.94% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved 23.28% in that time. Days to cover decreased from 2.0 to 2.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.01% as of September 15. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 33,563 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,465,734.55. Prudential holds 1.05M shares. Federated Investors Inc Pa holds 0.08% or 187,663 shares.

More notable recent Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Republicans revise repeal of Obamacare to 2019" on September 28, 2017, also Law360.com with their article: "Aetna Suit Over HIV Drug Disclosures Lands In Pa." published on October 06, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: "November 10th Options Now Available For Aetna (AET)" on September 28, 2017. They expect $2.08 earnings per share, up 0.48% or $0.01 from last year's $2.07 per share. SLB's profit will be $581.49 million for 40.61 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.16 actual EPS reported by Polaris Industries Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.45% EPS growth. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on shares of Aetna from $157.00 to $163.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Therefore 79% are positive. Aetna had 46 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Aetna had a return on equity of 20.52% and a net margin of 2.52%. Morgan Stanley has "Overweight" rating and $179 target. The rating was initiated by Cleveland with "Neutral" on Friday, April 8. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Aetna Inc. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 2 by Wedbush. On Tuesday, January 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann to "Mkt Perform". AET comes in with a P/S ratio of 0.87 that's below 1, potentially implying that it could be cheap relative to the overall sector (13.63) and its peers (90.48). Its down 0.07, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 62 investors sold AET shares while 331 reduced holdings. 290.06 million shares or 2.18% less from 296.52 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Since May 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 insider sale for $115,361 activity. About shares traded. Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) has risen 28.84% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending.

Kingdon Capital Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of Aetna Inc. Ghost Tree Capital Llc who had been investing in Biocryst Pharmaceuticals for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $422.45M market cap company.

Shares of Aetna Inc. MD now owns 32,706,081 shares of the company's stock valued at $3,775,917,000 after buying an additional 267,743 shares during the period. New York-based Qci Asset Inc Ny has invested 0% in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Tower Bridge stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Royal Bancshares Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 497,490 shares of the stock were exchanged. Moreover, Nomura Hldg has 0.01% invested in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) for 36,161 shares. 21,549 were reported by Optimum. Vanguard Grp stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Cowen & Co maintained Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) rating on Thursday, July 13.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $19.91 million activity. 103,547 shares were sold by Bertolini Mark T, worth $14.58 million on Tuesday, May 16. Another trade for 27,028 shares valued at $4.03M was sold by McCarthy Margaret M. On Wednesday, June 7 the insider Lynch Karen S sold $1.17 million. Coye Molly Joel had sold 880 shares worth $125,118.



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