Blackrock Advisors buys $743,808,003 stake in Aetna Inc (AET)

Aetna Inc (AET) : Blackrock Advisors scooped up 1,738,443 additional shares in Aetna Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 10, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 6,893,494 shares of Aetna Inc which is valued at $743,808,003.Aetna Inc makes up approximately 0.81% of Blackrock Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Winton Capital Group Ltd reduced its stake in AET by selling 78,669 shares or 22.69% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 268,114 shares of AET which is valued at $30,248,621. Aetna Inc makes up approx 0.33% of Winton Capital Group Ltd’s portfolio.Pacad Investment Ltd. reduced its stake in AET by selling 3,003 shares or 22.76% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,191 shares of AET which is valued at $1,149,749. Aetna Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Pacad Investment Ltd.’s portfolio.

Aetna Inc opened for trading at $107.81 and hit $110.55 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $110.5, with a gain of 2.41% or 2.6 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 25,55,065 shares. Company has a market cap of $38,741 M.

On the company’s financial health, Aetna Inc reported $2.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.23. The company had revenue of $15693.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $15534.40 million. The company’s revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.39 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Aetna Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 29, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 144 from a previous price target of $140 .

Aetna Inc. is a diversified health care benefits company. The Company offers a range of traditional voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services. The Company’s operations are conducted in three business segments: Health Care Group Insurance and Large Case Pensions. The Company’s Health Care segment includes medical pharmacy benefit management services dental behavioral health and vision plans. The Company’s Group Insurance segment’s products consist primarily of Life Insurance Products Disability Insurance Products and Long-Term Care Insurance Products. The Company’s Large Case Pensions segment manages a variety of retirement products (including pension and annuity products) primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The Company’s customers include employer groups individuals college students part-time and hourly workers health plans health care providers Governmental units Government-sponsored plans labor groups and expatriates.

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