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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Trimmed Its Aetna New (AET) Stake by $6.90 Million; Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) Position Has Raised by American Financial Group Inc

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American Financial Group Inc increased its stake in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (SBGI) by 182.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Financial Group Inc bought 215,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 332,749 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.59 million, up from 117,649 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.15B market cap company. The stock increased 1.99% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $30.8. About 1.15 million shares traded. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) has declined 20.99% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.54% the S&P500.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation decreased its stake in Aetna Inc New (AET) by 30.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Michael & Susan Dell Foundation sold 38,320 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 86,296 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.57M, down from 124,616 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Michael & Susan Dell Foundation who had been investing in Aetna Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $57.84 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $176.81. About 1.56 million shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 33.34% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.79% the S&P500.

Analysts await Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $3.12 earnings per share, down 8.77% or $0.30 from last year’s $3.42 per share. AET’s profit will be $1.02B for 14.17 P/E if the $3.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.19 actual earnings per share reported by Aetna Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.19% negative EPS growth.

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. Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 42,262 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. 19,356 were accumulated by Fulton Commercial Bank Na. Creative Planning invested in 0.02% or 19,748 shares. Arrow has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Moreover, Covington Capital has 0% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 25 shares. Pennsylvania-based Alphaone Inv Lc has invested 0.03% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Ahl Partners Llp owns 73,455 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Ardevora Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership reported 1.12% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt has 0.25% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 101,969 shares. Seabridge Invest Advsrs Limited Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 190 shares. 22 were reported by C M Bidwell And Associates. Suntrust Banks reported 21,958 shares stake. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Gru Limited Liability Corp holds 4 shares. Focused Invsts Lc has invested 3.04% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Altfest L J & accumulated 6,145 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 “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Oppenheimer. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 22 to “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Wednesday, December 20 to “Equal-Weight” rating. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. On Thursday, April 12 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 2 by Wedbush.

More recent Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Aetna (AET) Declares $0.50 Quarterly Dividend; 1.1% Yield” on May 18, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Aetna (AET) Trump Proposal Unlikely To Impact Managed Care – Cantor Fitzgerald” on May 14, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Regeneron Pharmaceuticals: Sequencing Its Way to +30% Upside” with publication date: May 03, 2018 was also an interesting one.

American Financial Group Inc, which manages about $939.46 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Barclays Plc (NYSE:BCS) by 384,000 shares to 374,000 shares, valued at $4.08M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Teva Pharmaceutical Inds Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) by 90,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 90,000 shares, and cut its stake in General Cable Corp Del New (NYSE:BGC).

Among 8 analysts covering Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc had 24 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Benchmark maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Thursday, November 5 report. The stock of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) earned “Buy” rating by Stephens on Friday, June 2. Stephens initiated Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) rating on Wednesday, November 18. Stephens has “Equal-Weight” rating and $37 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $47 target in Thursday, February 23 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, March 1, the company rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 20. RBC Capital Markets maintained Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 16 by Stephens. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

More notable recent Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Sinclair proposes selling 23 stations in latest bid to gain approval for Tribune deal” on April 24, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Sinclair CEO remains confident Tribune acquisition will be completed” published on May 11, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) Says it was Removed From Sony Vue Platforms” on May 02, 2018. More interesting news about Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Omega’s 13F Shows Increase in Ocwen (OCN), Synchrony (SYF), United (UAL), Exits Zynga (ZNGA) (More…)” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Breaking News: 40% Upside” with publication date: April 30, 2018.

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