At&T (T) Holding Raised by Wheatland Advisors Inc; Bluemountain Capital Management Has Decreased Position in Aetna New (AET) by $67.34 Million as Shares Rose

February 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Wheatland Advisors Inc increased its stake in At&T Inc (T) by 15.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wheatland Advisors Inc bought 11,329 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.81% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 82,596 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.24 million, up from 71,267 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wheatland Advisors Inc who had been investing in At&T Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $228.00B market cap company. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $37.14. About 19.90 million shares traded. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 0.52% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Andrew Feldstein decreased its stake in Aetna Inc New (AET) by 88.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc sold 423,508 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.84% with the market. The hedge fund run by Andrew Feldstein held 53,323 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.48M, down from 476,831 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Aetna Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.36 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.76% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $178.51. About 2.14 million shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 28.84% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.69 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 42 investors sold AET shares while 302 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. 281.08 million shares or 3.09% less from 290.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brave Asset Management holds 0.51% or 6,086 shares in its portfolio. Scotia Cap Inc holds 0.02% or 8,908 shares in its portfolio. 18,380 were reported by Oak Assocs Oh. Schafer Cullen holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 58,718 shares. 150,382 are owned by Hudson Bay Management L P. Origin Asset Mgmt Llp invested in 1.87% or 191,733 shares. Fifth Third Commercial Bank invested in 0% or 1,847 shares. Pictet Cie (Europe) reported 0.37% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Horseman Cap Management stated it has 7,000 shares. Guardian Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Cornerstone Advsrs holds 0.02% or 165 shares. 8,055 are owned by Hermes Investment Management. The Virginia-based Blue Edge Capital Ltd Llc has invested 0.72% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Spark Invest Limited Liability Corp holds 0.22% or 25,800 shares in its portfolio. Caxton Assocs LP owns 3,200 shares.

Bluemountain Capital Management Llc, which manages about $27.77B and $4.88 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Extended Stay Amer Inc (NYSE:STAY) by 115,515 shares to 208,162 shares, valued at $4.16 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Varian Med Sys Inc (NYSE:VAR) by 55,358 shares in the quarter, for a total of 65,436 shares, and has risen its stake in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA).

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $4.15 million activity. Lynch Karen S sold $2.47 million worth of stock.

Among 24 analysts covering Aetna (NYSE:AET), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Aetna had 72 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold”. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 27 by BMO Capital Markets. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) on Monday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, August 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, August 4. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 12. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Oppenheimer.

Among 30 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 73 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. Macquarie Research maintained AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) on Tuesday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, March 14. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 14 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, November 8. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4300 target in Wednesday, July 26 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, July 27. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 10. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 28 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 77 investors sold T shares while 609 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. 3.34 billion shares or 1.04% more from 3.31 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amer State Bank holds 0.32% or 26,979 shares. Ipg Inv Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 0.2% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) or 14,850 shares. Redmond Asset Management Lc has invested 1.15% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). 14,146 were accumulated by Cordasco Network. Salem Capital Incorporated has 0.58% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Glenview Bancorp Trust Dept holds 84,934 shares. Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.41% in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) or 24,710 shares. Cohen Cap Management Inc owns 19,930 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Dowling & Yahnke Ltd Liability holds 0.45% or 113,000 shares in its portfolio. Natl Asset holds 153,741 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt Inc has 0.82% invested in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Commonwealth Equity Service holds 0.88% or 3.74M shares. Ferguson Wellman Capital Mngmt reported 345,140 shares stake. Truenorth invested in 14,998 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Orleans Cap Management Corporation La accumulated 107,331 shares.

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