Shikiar Asset Management Has Lowered By $3.99 Million Its Aetna (AET) Position; Cable One (CABO) Shorts Increased By 1.71%

May 18, 2018 - By Ina Campbell

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Shikiar Asset Management Inc decreased Aetna (AET) stake by 61.67% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Shikiar Asset Management Inc sold 22,150 shares as Aetna (AET)’s stock declined 6.45%. The Shikiar Asset Management Inc holds 13,765 shares with $2.48M value, down from 35,915 last quarter. Aetna now has $57.91 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $177.03. About 1.45M shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 33.34% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.79% the S&P500.

Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) had an increase of 1.71% in short interest. CABO’s SI was 273,700 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 1.71% from 269,100 shares previously. With 39,500 avg volume, 7 days are for Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO)’s short sellers to cover CABO’s short positions. The SI to Cable One Inc’s float is 5.64%. The stock decreased 4.21% or $29.03 during the last trading session, reaching $660.01. About 55,870 shares traded or 30.95% up from the average. Cable One, Inc. (NYSE:CABO) has risen 7.73% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.82% the S&P500.

More recent Cable One, Inc. (NYSE:CABO) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “No Cord Cutting: KeyBanc Prefers Cable Over Wireless In Broadband Picks” on May 17, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Cable ONE Declares Quarterly Dividend” on May 04, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within USA Truck, Heico, Cable One, Astronics, BancFirst, and Cooper-Standard …” with publication date: May 03, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Cable One, Inc. owns and operates cable systems that provide data, video, and voice services to residential and commercial clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.78 billion. The firm offers video services comprising basic video services that consist of local networks, local community programming, and other channels; and digital video services covering national and regional cable networks, premium channels, music channels, and an interactive electronic programming guide with parental controls. It has a 15.64 P/E ratio. It also provides data services, as well as operates home.cableone.net, an Internet portal, which provides multiple e-mail addresses.

Among 7 analysts covering Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Cable One Inc had 8 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Monday, July 27. The stock of Cable One, Inc. (NYSE:CABO) earned “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, November 13. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Outperform” on Wednesday, August 9. As per Wednesday, January 4, the company rating was downgraded by Moffett Nathanson.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It is 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. Moreover, Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.91% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Fir Tree Capital LP has invested 1.65% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). 600 are held by Duncker Streett. Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership holds 0.13% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) or 7,680 shares. First Long Island Ltd Co invested in 0.03% or 1,239 shares. Zwj Counsel holds 0.09% or 6,647 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.2% or 89,023 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Co invested in 79,915 shares. Gamble Jones Inv Counsel owns 1,246 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Bankshares Of Montreal Can reported 462,914 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Buckingham Cap Inc reported 0.47% stake. Moreover, Voloridge Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.3% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Creative Planning, Kansas-based fund reported 19,748 shares. Daiwa Secs Gp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Amp Cap Investors reported 195,005 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering Aetna (NYSE:AET), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Aetna had 75 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Sterne Agee CRT. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, January 30. BMO Capital Markets maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Friday, October 27 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 23 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Thursday, August 17. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $163 target in Monday, August 7 report.

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