Poplar Forest Capital Has Cut Aetna New (AET) Position By $1.61 Million; Moog (MOGA) Sentiment Is 1.06

April 22, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Moog Inc (MOGA) investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.15, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. The ratio is negative, as 87 active investment managers started new or increased positions, while 82 sold and trimmed stock positions in Moog Inc. The active investment managers in our database now own: 29.80 million shares, down from 29.89 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Moog Inc in top ten positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 12 Reduced: 70 Increased: 58 New Position: 29.

Poplar Forest Capital Llc decreased Aetna Inc New (AET) stake by 87.6% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Poplar Forest Capital Llc sold 8,970 shares as Aetna Inc New (AET)’s stock declined 6.45%. The Poplar Forest Capital Llc holds 1,270 shares with $229,000 value, down from 10,240 last quarter. Aetna Inc New now has $57.88 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $176.92. About 1.67M shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 33.34% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.79% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.95% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $85.22. About 101,966 shares traded or Infinity% up from the average. Moog Inc. Class A (MOGA) has 0.00% since April 22, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors holds 1.19% of its portfolio in Moog Inc. Class A for 25,404 shares. Piermont Capital Management Inc. owns 40,000 shares or 1.14% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ct Mason has 0.87% invested in the company for 28,370 shares. The Georgia-based Earnest Partners Llc has invested 0.8% in the stock. Walthausen & Co. Llc, a New York-based fund reported 80,820 shares.

Poplar Forest Capital Llc increased Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) stake by 14,866 shares to 1.21M valued at $68.92M in 2017Q4. It also upped Dxc Technology Co stake by 10,173 shares and now owns 38,041 shares. American Intl Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) was raised too.

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 rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $140 target in Tuesday, February 2 report. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 3 by Raymond James. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by PiperJaffray to “Overweight” on Wednesday, January 3. On Tuesday, May 16 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Argus Research maintained the shares of AET in report on Tuesday, September 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Morgan Stanley.

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