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Cambiar Investors Has Trimmed Aetna New (AET) Holding; Ducommun (DCO) Has 1.08 Sentiment

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Ducommun Inc (DCO) investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.62, from 1.7 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 41 hedge funds started new or increased equity positions, while 38 trimmed and sold equity positions in Ducommun Inc. The hedge funds in our database now hold: 9.18 million shares, up from 9.05 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Ducommun Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 29 Increased: 27 New Position: 14.

Cambiar Investors Llc decreased Aetna Inc New (AET) stake by 20.44% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cambiar Investors Llc sold 52,827 shares as Aetna Inc New (AET)’s stock declined 6.45%. The Cambiar Investors Llc holds 205,657 shares with $37.10 million value, down from 258,484 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 1.67 million shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 33.34% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.79% the S&P500.

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. Fil Limited holds 0.2% or 389,664 shares in its portfolio. Nomura holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 206,144 shares. 499 were reported by Sandy Spring Fincl Bank. Benin Mngmt invested in 0.13% or 1,848 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership, a Texas-based fund reported 3.66M shares. Polar Asset Mngmt has 0.11% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Voya Invest Ltd Llc invested 0.04% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Capstone Inv Llc invested in 0.76% or 150,005 shares. Hilltop invested 0.25% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Ifc Holdings Fl has 0.03% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 2,545 shares. New Mountain Vantage Advisers Llc accumulated 74,993 shares. Spark Inv Management Limited Company reported 25,800 shares stake. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Incorporated owns 1.03 million shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 2,159 shares. Crawford Counsel invested 0.02% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET).

Cambiar Investors Llc increased Total S A (NYSE:TOT) stake by 51,400 shares to 3.59M valued at $198.39 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Treehouse Foods Inc (NYSE:THS) stake by 170,689 shares and now owns 710,248 shares. Ishares Tr (EFA) 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. RBC Capital Markets maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating on Friday, April 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $144 target. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 26 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 17 report. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, November 3. As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned “Outperform” rating by Bernstein on Thursday, June 16. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10.

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 $981.41 million for 14.74 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.

Paradigm Capital Management Inc Ny holds 1.7% of its portfolio in Ducommun Incorporated for 698,000 shares. Wilen Investment Management Corp. owns 31,118 shares or 0.57% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ingalls & Snyder Llc has 0.33% invested in the company for 252,931 shares. The New York-based Teton Advisors Inc. has invested 0.33% in the stock. Foundry Partners Llc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 200,845 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $616,600 activity.

The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $31.38. About 20,972 shares traded. Ducommun Incorporated (DCO) has risen 6.53% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.02% the S&P500.

Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services and products primarily to the aerospace, defense, industrial, natural resources, medical, and other industries in the United States. The company has market cap of $355.87 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Electronic Systems and Structural Systems (SS). It has a 18.03 P/E ratio. The ES segment offers cable assemblies and interconnect systems; printed circuit board assemblies; higher-level electronic, electromechanical, and mechanical assemblies; radar enclosures; aircraft avionics racks; shipboard communications and control enclosures; wire harnesses; and other high-level complex assemblies.

Analysts await Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.24 earnings per share, up 33.33% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.18 per share. DCO’s profit will be $2.72M for 32.69 P/E if the $0.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by Ducommun Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -41.46% negative EPS growth.

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