Focused Investors Cut Aetna (AET) Stake; Mfs Intermediate High Fund (CIF) Shorts Down By 30.81%

December 17, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Focused Investors Llc decreased Aetna Inc. (AET) stake by 19.41% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Focused Investors Llc sold 167,600 shares as Aetna Inc. (AET)’s stock rose 12.84%. The Focused Investors Llc holds 696,000 shares with $105.67M value, down from 863,600 last quarter. Aetna Inc. now has $58.61 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.68% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $179.7. About 5.66M shares traded or 82.63% up from the average. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 28.84% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500.

Mfs Intermediate High Incorporated Fund (NYSE:CIF) had a decrease of 30.81% in short interest. CIF’s SI was 200,300 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 30.81% from 289,500 shares previously. With 80,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Mfs Intermediate High Incorporated Fund (NYSE:CIF)’s short sellers to cover CIF’s short positions. The stock increased 2.91% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $2.83. About 253,959 shares traded or 167.92% up from the average. MFS Intermediate High Income Fu (NYSE:CIF) has risen 13.61% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.09% the S&P500.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $4.15 million activity. The insider Lynch Karen S sold $2.47 million. $1.68 million worth of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) shares were sold by McCarthy Margaret M.

Analysts await Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.23 EPS, down 24.54% or $0.40 from last year’s $1.63 per share. AET’s profit will be $401.19M for 36.52 P/E if the $1.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.45 actual EPS reported by Aetna Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -49.80% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.22, from 0.69 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 62 investors sold AET shares while 331 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 195 raised stakes. 290.06 million shares or 2.18% less from 296.52 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Jaffetilchin Ltd Liability Co accumulated 4,281 shares. 36,539 are owned by Columbus Circle Investors. Sei Invests reported 183,584 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Zwj Invest Counsel owns 7,655 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 185,120 shares. Jennison Ltd Liability Company has 0.09% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Alexandria Limited owns 4 shares. Aspen Invest Inc reported 5,647 shares. Samlyn Capital Limited Liability owns 508,263 shares. Serv Automobile Association has 333,098 shares. Gulf Intl National Bank (Uk) Limited has 109,795 shares. Norinchukin National Bank & Trust The owns 23,018 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Jane Street Ltd Liability accumulated 0% or 3,770 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 225,819 shares. Cubic Asset Management Llc stated it has 14,312 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Aetna (NYSE:AET), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Aetna had 61 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating on Thursday, August 3. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $16300 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, July 10. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. Cowen & Co maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating on Thursday, July 13. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $17000 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 9. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Monday, April 3 with “Outperform”. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 27 by Cantor Fitzgerald.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 5 investors sold MFS Intermediate High Income Fu shares while 4 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. 1.61 million shares or 50.98% less from 3.29 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Next Group Inc Inc reported 0% in MFS Intermediate High Income Fu (NYSE:CIF). Citigroup accumulated 6 shares. Goodwin Daniel L invested in 14,500 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 114,974 shares. 44,476 are held by Ifc Holdings Fl. Maryland-based Sandy Spring Savings Bank has invested 0.01% in MFS Intermediate High Income Fu (NYSE:CIF). Moreover, Koshinski Asset Management Inc has 0% invested in MFS Intermediate High Income Fu (NYSE:CIF). Private Advisor Group has 10,888 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wells Fargo Com Mn accumulated 50,912 shares. Ameriprise Inc holds 43,999 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sit Invest Associate stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in MFS Intermediate High Income Fu (NYSE:CIF).

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