Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) Insider Trading Update


Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $136.27. The stock traded with the volume of 2.91 Million in the last trading session. Aetna Inc. opened at $129.68 and closed by showing an increase of 2.84%. The Bid price in the last session was $132.00 x 300 and the Ask price was $132.03 x 1300. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

Aetna Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 46.33 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $132.57 and 52-Week Low of $92.42 and it touched its 52-week high on Nov 29, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 9, 2016.

Aetna Inc. reported its last Earnings on Oct 27 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $2.07/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $2.03/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.04/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 2%. The company will report its next earnings on Jan 30 – Feb 3 (Est.).

Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Aetna Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 5.1%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 3%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of 12.61% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 11.73% per annum.

15 number of analysts also provided their insight on Aetna Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $136.27. They also projected Low Price Target as $125 while High Price Target is set at $147.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 6 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 10 reported it as Buy.5 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

Aetna Inc. annual Divided is 1 while it’s Dividend Yield is 0.76%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.05 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 15.05. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 0.74 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.54, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 2.43 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 9.07.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 3.9 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 14.2% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 11.5%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 11.21% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 14.58 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 15.31 percent.

A look at performance overview of Aetna Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is 4.08 percent while Performance Month is 22.94%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 13.22% and Half Year Performance value stands at 15.02%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 29.66 percent. Aetna Inc. has its YTD performance of 23.22 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 10 Nov 2016 where President Lynch (Karen S.) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 45000 shares were traded at a price of $119.55. Another insider trade includes Director Coye (Molly Joel) who also initiated a transaction in which 862 shares were traded on 8 Nov 2016 as “Sell”. On 6 Nov 2016 Officer Soistman (Francis S Jr) traded 9150 shares as “Sell” at $109.78. Chief Financial Officer Guertin (Shawn M) Sell 8140 shares on 22 Aug 2016 at the price of $120.31.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Bernstein on 14-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Outperform to Mkt Perform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 11-Nov-16, Credit Suisse took an action “Upgrade” from Neutral to Outperform. On 16-Jun-16, the stock was Initiated to Outperform by Bernstein.