The Morgan Stanley Initiates Coverage on Aetna Inc. (AET)

$1.17 million worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) shares were sold by Lynch Karen S. 103,547 Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) shares with value of $14.58 million were sold by Bertolini Mark T. GUERTIN SHAWN M sold $3.83M worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) on Tuesday, March 21.

As of quarter end Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC had sold a total of 110,376 shares trimming its stake by 28.9%.

Stifel Financial Corp lowered its position in shares of Aetna Inc. The stock declined 0.65% or $0.98 reaching $149.15 per share. About 5 shares traded. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500. Aureus Asset Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 186,964 shares. Bourgeon Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 5,500 shares. Kbc Nv owns 138,167 shares. Ca Inc now has $13.25B valuation. About 320,892 shares traded. Cedar Fair, L.P. (FUN) has risen 22.21% since June 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 39.09% the S&P500. Orbis Allan Gray Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Aetna during the fourth quarter valued at about $335,443,000.

The stock of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) is a huge mover today! During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.30 earnings per share. AET's profit will be $775.24M for 15.97 P/E if the $2.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $-1.13 actual earnings per share reported by Cedar Fair, L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -190.27% EPS growth. Its up 0.24, from 0.75 in 2016Q3. Clearbridge Investments, LLC downsized its ownership by selling 1,850,251 shares a decrease of 69.5%.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AET. The company reported $2.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.36 by $0.35. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas accumulated 245,411 shares or 0.22% of the stock. Bb&T Secs Limited Com holds 14,957 shares. Parametric Portfolio Lc stated it has 992,262 shares.

Aetna (NYSE:AET) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. Aetna Inc. Aetna also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Benjamin F Edwards And Inc owns 1,857 shares. 154,627 were accumulated by Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec. Waddell & Reed stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Focused Limited Company reported 3.34% stake. The value of the total investment in Aetna Inc. 153,893 were reported by Sei Commerce. Independent Order Of Foresters holds 965 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 44,880 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $5,805,228. SOISTMAN FRANCIS S JR had sold 6,607 shares worth $872,020. Insiders have sold 160,177 shares of company stock worth $22,440,789 in the last quarter. Panagora Asset holds 1.37 million shares or 0.78% of its portfolio. Columbus Circle Investors now owns 51,831 shares of the company's stock worth $6,611,000 after buying an additional 40,535 shares in the last quarter. Therefore 50% are positive. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Friday, November 11 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, February 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Friday, May 26. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, May 15 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Susquehanna. On Monday, April 3 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Outperform". The brokerage issued an overweight rating and a $162.00 price objective on the stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.17, from 0.97 in 2016Q3. Peloton Wealth Strategists owns 1.21% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 12,850 shares. 39 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. Cap Fincl Advisers Ltd Liability reported 41,596 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. 841,029 are owned by Green Valley Investors Limited Liability. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH). Mai Capital Management, Ohio-based fund reported 11,090 shares. Quantbot Tech LP holds 0.12% or 19,962 shares in its portfolio. First Quadrant LP Ca holds 47,653 shares. Eagle Asset owns 446,246 shares. Company insiders own 0.90% of the company's stock. (NASDAQ:MANH). Ftb Advisors invested in 0% or 588 shares. CA Technologies had 16 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. Below is a list of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) latest ratings and price target changes. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Thursday, August 4. The rating was downgraded by William Blair on Thursday, April 28 to "Market Perform". The stock of Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Benchmark. Bernstein downgraded the shares of AET in report on Monday, November 14 to "Mkt Perform" rating. The company was initiated on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein.

Pentwater Capital Management Lp increased Aetna Inc (Call) stake by 80,000 shares to 480,000 valued at $59.53M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Marriott Vacations Wrldwde C (NYSE:VAC) stake by 129,488 shares and now owns 135,708 shares. Amag Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AMAG) was reduced too.

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