Jefferies Group LLC Raises Aetna Inc. (AET) Price Target to $133.00

The company reported $2.45 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.06 by $0.39. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $184.21, up from yesterday's close by 0.40%. About 3.20M shares traded.

Aetna Inc. (AET) closed its previous trading session at $184.21 with the gain of 0.4%. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $4.15 million activity. Therefore 33% are positive. (NYSE:AET) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 3. The stock of Pembina Pipeline Corporation (NYSE:PBA) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Monday, July 18 by ational Bank Financial. Below is a list of Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) latest ratings and price target changes. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.80% of the company's stock. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 23 by Evercore. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 3.

Analysts await Aetna Inc.

Among 19 analysts covering Dominion Midstream (NYSE:D), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with "Hold" rating and $175.0 target in Tuesday, October 31 report. (NYSE:AET) on Wednesday, November 1 with "Hold" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) rating on Thursday, October 5. On Friday, December 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to "Outperform". Morgan Stanley cut Aetna from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and set a $179.00 price objective on the a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 13. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, November 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Canadian Solar Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Oppenheimer. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, May 30. The rating was maintained by Nomura with "Buy" on Monday, July 17.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.90 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.70 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.35. It is positive, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation holds 15.62% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. for 124,616 shares. Hennessy Advsrs Inc, California-based fund reported 22,500 shares. First Bankshares Of Hutchinson has 0.34% invested in Aetna Inc. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AET. Hall Laurie J Trustee reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. Cornerstone Advsrs, a Washington-based fund reported 1,722 shares. There were 54 sold out positions, amounting to 2.87 million shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems owns 198,856 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. The Illinois-based Anchor Bolt Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.84% in The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. It also increased its holding in Honeywell Intl Inc Com (NYSE:HON) by 248,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 615,310 shares, and has risen its stake in Fiserv Inc Com (NASDAQ:FISV). (AET) most recent 13F filing, the company has 83 new institutional holders - accounting for 2.36 million shares of its common stock. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $344,870 was made by WALSH JEFFREY R on Friday, August 4. (NYSE:DY). Scout Inc invested in 289,848 shares.

Pcj Investment Counsel Ltd decreased Franco (NYSE:FNV) stake by 72,418 shares to 218,901 valued at $16.92M in 2017Q3. (NBRXF) stake by 13,300 shares and now owns 9,225 shares. Amer Tower Cl A (NYSE:AMT) was reduced too. Its up 1.47, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. Lynch Karen S had sold 15,271 shares worth $2.47 million. 46 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 214,455 were accumulated by Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Com. Old Second Natl Bank Of Aurora has invested 0.02% in Aetna Inc. Brown Advisory Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.27% in Dominion Energy, Inc. AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQB) has 0.00% since January 9, 2017 and is.

CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS raised its stake in Aetna Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 30,570 shares. Channing Cap Management Lc stated it has 132,611 shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. Duff & Phelps Invest Management Company reported 0.56% in Dominion Energy, Inc.

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