Aetna New (AET) Shareholder Bank Pictet & Cie Asia LTD Has Lowered Stake by $917,640; Altavista Wealth Management Has Upped Its Valero Energy (VLO) Stake by $476,294 as Market Value Rose

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Bank Pictet & Cie Asia Ltd decreased its stake in Aetna Inc New (AET) by 54.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bank Pictet & Cie Asia Ltd sold 5,098 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,293 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $774,000, down from 9,391 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bank Pictet & Cie Asia Ltd who had been investing in Aetna Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $57.92 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $177.05. About 1.27 million shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 33.34% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.79% the S&P500.

Altavista Wealth Management Inc increased its stake in Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) by 19.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Altavista Wealth Management Inc bought 5,234 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.25% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 32,113 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.95 million, up from 26,879 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Altavista Wealth Management Inc who had been investing in Valero Energy Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.03 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.26% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $106.82. About 2.57M shares traded. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 39.32% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.77% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 78 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, March 7. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Piper Jaffray. Citigroup downgraded the shares of VLO in report on Tuesday, January 17 to “Neutral” rating. Deutsche Bank downgraded Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Wednesday, January 4 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Saturday, September 5. Cowen & Co maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) rating on Thursday, July 27. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $7000 target. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Scotia Capital. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) earned “Buy” rating by Scotia Capital on Thursday, December 21.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $23.55 million activity. 251,530 shares were sold by CISKOWSKI MICHAEL S, worth $23.46 million on Wednesday, January 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.02, from 1 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 51 investors sold VLO shares while 327 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 331.76 million shares or 3.27% less from 342.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Two Sigma Ltd Com, a New York-based fund reported 5,400 shares. 70 are held by West Oak Cap Ltd Liability Com. Dnb Asset As accumulated 54,827 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Commonwealth State Bank Of Australia invested in 0.27% or 303,783 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv holds 0.28% or 599,020 shares in its portfolio. Nuveen Asset holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 21,459 shares. Acropolis Inv Mngmt Ltd Company invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Hilltop has invested 0.13% in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). M&T Financial Bank stated it has 86,963 shares. Moreover, Bragg Fin Advsr has 0.51% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Moreover, Asset Mngmt Inc has 0.1% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Lc owns 2,500 shares. Highstreet Asset Management owns 13,916 shares. Moreover, Victory Capital Mgmt Inc has 0.04% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Factory Mutual Ins holds 298,000 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio.

Altavista Wealth Management Inc, which manages about $236.70M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mckesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) by 2,847 shares to 15,501 shares, valued at $2.42 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo & Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 14,764 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 30,629 shares, and cut its stake in General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE).

Among 24 analysts covering Aetna (NYSE:AET), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Aetna had 73 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 2 by Jefferies. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Wednesday, June 7. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by Jefferies. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Sterne Agee CRT. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 16 with “Overweight”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, February 2 report. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 31. Bank of America upgraded Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Thursday, July 30 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, October 27.

Analysts await Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) to report earnings on May, 1 before the open. They expect $3.00 EPS, up 10.70% or $0.29 from last year’s $2.71 per share. AET’s profit will be $981.40 million for 14.75 P/E if the $3.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.25 actual EPS reported by Aetna Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 140.00% EPS growth.

Bank Pictet & Cie Asia Ltd, which manages about $230.78M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL) by 19,354 shares to 172,354 shares, valued at $13.00 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Icici Bk Ltd (NYSE:IBN) by 150,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 326,572 shares, and has risen its stake in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP).

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