T Mobile Us (TMUS) Holder Central Bank & Trust Co Has Upped Its Stake by $2.05 Million; As Aetna (AET) Market Valuation Declined, Holder Lyrical Asset Management LP Has Cut by $68.27 Million Its Holding

April 18, 2018 - By Hugh Holland

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Kelly Cardwell increased its stake in T Mobile Us Inc (TMUS) by 903.28% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Central Bank & Trust Co bought 32,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.16% with the market. The hedge fund run by Kelly Cardwell held 36,098 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.29 million, up from 3,598 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Central Bank & Trust Co who had been investing in T Mobile Us Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $53.74 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $62.9. About 2.05 million shares traded. T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS) has declined 6.04% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.59% the S&P500.

Lyrical Asset Management Lp decreased its stake in Aetna Inc. (AET) by 17.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lyrical Asset Management Lp sold 379,292 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.84M shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $332.23 million, down from 2.22 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lyrical Asset Management Lp who had been investing in Aetna Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.12 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $177.65. About 1.24 million shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 33.34% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.79% the S&P500.

Analysts await Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) to report earnings on May, 1 before the open. They expect $3.00 earnings per share, up 10.70% or $0.29 from last year’s $2.71 per share. AET’s profit will be $981.41M for 14.80 P/E if the $3.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.25 actual earnings per share reported by Aetna Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 140.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold AET shares while 345 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 198 raised stakes. 275.71 million shares or 1.91% less from 281.08 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Evercore Wealth Limited Company invested in 0% or 600 shares. Koshinski Asset Mgmt accumulated 0.49% or 10,885 shares. Brown Advisory Incorporated owns 438,454 shares or 0.25% of their US portfolio. 265,793 were reported by Kames Cap Public Ltd Liability Co. Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt holds 1,700 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Comerica Secs reported 3,479 shares. Pictet & Cie (Europe) stated it has 6,338 shares. Murphy Cap Mngmt owns 4,650 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Oakworth Cap Incorporated has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Wright Service has invested 1.19% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Llp Ma owns 0% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 26 shares. Churchill Mgmt reported 17,858 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough And Company accumulated 55,854 shares. Ashfield Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Co holds 0.07% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) or 3,218 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 89,023 shares.

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 stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, May 15. On Tuesday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AET in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. Wolfe Research downgraded the stock to “Peer Perform” rating in Thursday, July 21 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley. Evercore initiated Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating on Friday, September 23. Evercore has “Buy” rating and $128 target. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral” on Wednesday, January 4. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Hold” on Friday, November 3.

Lyrical Asset Management Lp, which manages about $1.58 billion and $8.18 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 103,315 shares to 3.60M shares, valued at $316.14 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Celanese Corporation Class A (NYSE:CE) by 68,563 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.09 million shares, and has risen its stake in Hertz Global Holdings Inc..

Since February 14, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 0 sales for $17.34 million activity.

Central Bank & Trust Co, which manages about $414.64M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zimmer Hldgs Inc Com (ZMH) by 12,705 shares to 1,358 shares, valued at $164,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) by 52,034 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 37,241 shares, and cut its stake in Verizon Communications Inc Usd (NYSE:VZ).

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