Standard Life Investments LTD Has Decreased Aetna (AET) Stake By $4.29 Million, Quanex Building Products (NX) Sellers Decreased By 2.37% Their Shorts

June 20, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) had a decrease of 2.37% in short interest. NX’s SI was 1.75 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 2.37% from 1.79M shares previously. With 112,200 avg volume, 16 days are for Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX)’s short sellers to cover NX’s short positions. The SI to Quanex Building Products Corporation’s float is 5.76%. About 48,511 shares traded. Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) has risen 12.06% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.64% the S&P500.

Standard Life Investments Ltd decreased Aetna Inc (AET) stake by 3.12% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Standard Life Investments Ltd sold 34,581 shares as Aetna Inc (AET)’s stock rose 12.84%. The Standard Life Investments Ltd holds 1.07 million shares with $133.06 million value, down from 1.11 million last quarter. Aetna Inc now has $50.79 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.24% or $0.36 reaching $151.96. About 613,849 shares traded. Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) has risen 28.84% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500.

Since February 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $25.63 million activity. McCarthy Margaret M also sold $4.03 million worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) shares. 29,602 Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) shares with value of $3.83M were sold by GUERTIN SHAWN M. $14.58M worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) was sold by Bertolini Mark T. The insider SOISTMAN FRANCIS S JR sold 6,607 shares worth $872,020. Lynch Karen S also sold $1.17 million worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) shares. Coye Molly Joel sold $125,118 worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) on Tuesday, May 9.

Among 20 analysts covering Aetna (NYSE:AET), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Aetna had 31 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, November 14 by Bernstein. The company was maintained on Friday, June 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Friday, September 23 by Evercore. Cowen & Co maintained Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 2 by Jefferies. Credit Suisse initiated Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) on Wednesday, December 16 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral” on Tuesday, February 2. Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of AET in report on Wednesday, January 4 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, April 3 by Oppenheimer. On Friday, April 8 the stock rating was initiated by Cleveland with “Neutral”.

Standard Life Investments Ltd increased Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL) stake by 281,087 shares to 6.64M valued at $359.18 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) stake by 1.47 million shares and now owns 4.97M shares. Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) was raised too.

Analysts await Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $2.35 EPS, up 6.33% or $0.14 from last year’s $2.21 per share. AET’s profit will be $785.45M for 16.17 P/E if the $2.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.71 actual EPS reported by Aetna Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.28% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.24, from 0.75 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 45 investors sold AET shares while 289 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. 306.97 million shares or 0.42% more from 305.68 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Oak Assocs Ltd Oh has 0.25% invested in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). 439 were reported by Ancora Limited Liability Corp. Reliance Co Of Delaware owns 13,028 shares or 0.25% of their US portfolio. 10,538 are owned by Veritable L P. Parsec Fin Mngmt Inc owns 1,999 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Solaris Asset Mgmt Ltd Co has invested 2.54% in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Pacad Ltd reported 36,516 shares. Airain Ltd holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) for 15,578 shares. Citigroup Inc holds 213,334 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Moreover, Parkside Bankshares & has 0.04% invested in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Retirement Of Alabama reported 247,681 shares. The Massachusetts-based Seaward Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.1% in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Healthcor Management Ltd Partnership, New York-based fund reported 839,030 shares. Endurant Cap Ltd Partnership stated it has 41,843 shares or 2.14% of all its holdings. Moreover, Davis Selected Advisers has 2.14% invested in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) for 3.94 million shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Quanex Building Products (NYSE:NX), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Quanex Building Products had 12 analyst reports since August 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Imperial Capital maintained the shares of NX in report on Tuesday, January 5 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Friday, September 25. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by Zacks. The stock of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, March 14 by Wedbush. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 18 report. Wedbush maintained it with “Hold” rating and $23 target in Monday, August 31 report. Wedbush maintained Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) rating on Wednesday, March 8. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $23 target. TheStreet downgraded Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) on Saturday, August 22 to “Buy” rating. Imperial Capital maintained the shares of NX in report on Thursday, September 8 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, June 10.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.78 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.44, from 1.34 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 9 investors sold Quanex Building Products Corporation shares while 28 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 33.58 million shares or 2.59% more from 32.73 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Principal Fincl Inc, a Iowa-based fund reported 250,940 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The stated it has 23,577 shares. Yorktown And invested in 14,000 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Metropolitan Life Ins owns 24,964 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Rice Hall James & Assoc Limited Liability Co holds 117,807 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Blackrock Advsrs Limited Liability Com has invested 0% in Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX). Goodnow Investment Gru Limited Liability Company holds 206,957 shares. Northern Corporation owns 420,894 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Blackrock Institutional Trust Company Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) for 882,615 shares. Cooke Bieler L P holds 0.84% or 2.08 million shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 34,628 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board invested in 0% or 23,362 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 2,097 shares in its portfolio. Price T Rowe Assoc Incorporated Md reported 2.43M shares. Mutual Of America Capital Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 95,000 shares.

Quanex Building Products Corporation makes components for original equipment manufacturers in the building products industry. The company has market cap of $738.82 million. The Company’s components can be categorized as window and door (fenestration) components, and kitchen and bath cabinet components. It currently has negative earnings.

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