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Rock Springs Capital Management LP Trimmed Aetna New (AET) Position by $28.80 Million as Share Price Declined; Bbr Partners Has Upped Holding in Ellington Financial (EFC) as Stock Value Rose

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Bbr Partners Llc increased its stake in Ellington Financial Llc (EFC) by 45.85% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bbr Partners Llc bought 380,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.38% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 1.21 million shares of the real estate company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.54M, up from 828,757 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bbr Partners Llc who had been investing in Ellington Financial Llc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $489.38M market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $16.1. About 17,604 shares traded. Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) has declined 5.64% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.19% the S&P500.

Rock Springs Capital Management Lp decreased its stake in Aetna Inc New (AET) by 40.1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rock Springs Capital Management Lp sold 160,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.45% with the market. The hedge fund held 239,000 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $43.11 million, down from 399,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rock Springs Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Aetna Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.11 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $177.65. About 147,047 shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 33.34% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.79% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Ellington Financial had 25 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 9 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, August 10. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 11 by Maxim Group. Sandler O’Neill initiated the shares of EFC in report on Wednesday, December 6 with “Buy” rating. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19.0 target in Tuesday, January 9 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, February 15. Maxim Group maintained Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) on Monday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, November 8 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 11 by Maxim Group. On Tuesday, September 12 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”.

More important recent Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Ellington Financial LLC Announces First Quarter Dividend of $0.41 Per Share” on May 02, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Ellington Financial details strong Q1”, Globenewswire.com published: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Castle Brands, Ellington Financial, Gentherm, Comstock Resources, HNI, and …” on May 21, 2018. More interesting news about Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Omega’s 13F Shows Increase in Ocwen (OCN), Synchrony (SYF), United (UAL), Exits Zynga (ZNGA) (More…)” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.80, from 0.64 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 5 investors sold EFC shares while 11 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 13.48 million shares or 2.67% less from 13.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 18,500 are held by Edge Wealth Ltd. Hotchkis Wiley Capital Management Limited Co stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC). Wells Fargo And Mn has 0% invested in Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC). Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) for 975,675 shares. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) for 218,564 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership invested in 0.01% or 267,328 shares. Merriman Wealth Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% or 13,051 shares. Virtu Lc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC). Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Limited reported 0% stake. Amer Financial Group owns 1.62% invested in Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) for 1.05M shares. 1.54 million were accumulated by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. West Family Invests Inc stated it has 489,584 shares or 1.82% of all its holdings. Global Endowment Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC). Beach Point Capital Mngmt LP has invested 0.84% in Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC). 17,626 are held by Optimum Inv Advsr.

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. Wedbush maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating on Tuesday, February 2. Wedbush has “Neutral” rating and $120 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17100 target in Thursday, August 3 report. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 27 by BMO Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating on Thursday, July 13. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $157 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 23 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 30 by Bank of America. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. Credit Suisse initiated Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Wednesday, December 16 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 2 with “Outperform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It dived, 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. 83,687 are held by Affinity Advsr Ltd Company. Alps Advsr Inc reported 0.01% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Ubs Asset Americas holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 2.40M shares. Community National Bank & Trust Na owns 358 shares. Putnam Invs holds 4,940 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Virtu Fincl Limited Company holds 0.01% or 1,250 shares in its portfolio. Robecosam Ag stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Cwm Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 376 shares. Tradewinds Capital Mngmt Llc owns 82 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. American Invest Svcs owns 16,422 shares. Tiverton Asset Lc reported 4,715 shares. Carnegie Capital Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com owns 2,446 shares. Oak Ridge Investments Limited Liability stated it has 44,553 shares. Tortoise Ltd Co has invested 0% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Chevy Chase Trust Hldgs accumulated 0.22% or 287,083 shares.

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

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