Koshinski Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) by 22.6% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 10,885 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,005 shares during the period. Koshinski Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Aetna were worth $1,964,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. FMR LLC lifted its stake in Aetna by 73.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 13,736,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,085,659,000 after buying an additional 5,833,567 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in Aetna by 9,446.2% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 4,328,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $657,255,000 after buying an additional 4,283,553 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors lifted its stake in Aetna by 8.9% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 20,769,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,153,358,000 after buying an additional 1,688,767 shares in the last quarter. Orbimed Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Aetna by 57.3% in the 3rd quarter. Orbimed Advisors LLC now owns 1,396,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $222,057,000 after buying an additional 508,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Samlyn Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Aetna in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $77,170,000. 87.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Aetna Inc (NYSE AET) traded up $0.44 on Wednesday, reaching $184.64. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,335,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,057,380. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 0.53 and a quick ratio of 0.53. The firm has a market cap of $60,330.00, a P/E ratio of 34.13, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.61. Aetna Inc has a 52 week low of $116.04 and a 52 week high of $192.37.

Aetna (NYSE:AET) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $2.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.06 by $0.39. The company had revenue of $14.99 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.12 billion. Aetna had a return on equity of 21.84% and a net margin of 2.93%. Aetna’s revenue was down 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.07 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Aetna Inc will post 9.78 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 11th will be issued a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 10th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.08%. Aetna’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.97%.

AET has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Citigroup upped their target price on Aetna from $183.00 to $197.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Aetna from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $174.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. ValuEngine raised Aetna from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Morgan Stanley lowered Aetna from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $179.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Jefferies Group upped their target price on Aetna from $163.00 to $165.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $172.64.

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Aetna Company Profile

Aetna Inc is a diversified healthcare benefits company. The Company operates through three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance and Large Case Pensions. It offers a range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, medical management capabilities, Medicaid healthcare management services, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology (HIT) products and services.

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