Aetna Inc.

AET-N

NYSE:AET

212.70
0.70 (0.33%)
Aetna Inc. is an American managed health care company, which sells traditional and consumer directed health care insurance plans and related services, such as medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, long-term care, and disability plans.
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December 20, 2017

CVS is going to merge with this. As a general comment on this market, he likes the insurance category. With higher interest rates, insurance companies will benefit much larger than banks. Companies with exposure to life insurance and longtail risks will actually have a much higher exposure, relative to property and casualty. If you can buy at a discount to the acquisition price, that is great, but as a long-term hold, start thinking about getting some exposure to insurance markets.

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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
December 20, 2017

CVS is going to merge with this. As a general comment on this market, he likes the insurance category. With higher interest rates, insurance companies will benefit much larger than banks. Companies with exposure to life insurance and longtail risks will actually have a much higher exposure, relative to property and casualty. If you can buy at a discount to the acquisition price, that is great, but as a long-term hold, start thinking about getting some exposure to insurance markets.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 7, 2016

(A Top Pick Jan 8/16. Up 3.23%.) Seasonal strength is from the start of November through to the beginning of April. The average return over that period is 22.3%. There is not much reason to be in this right now.

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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
April 7, 2016

(A Top Pick Jan 8/16. Up 3.23%.) Seasonal strength is from the start of November through to the beginning of April. The average return over that period is 22.3%. There is not much reason to be in this right now.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 8, 2016

(His Top Pick stocks are still holding up as of present, but the big warning is the systemic risk that is involved with the market.) A healthcare provider and tends to gain from about November all the way through to April with an average gain of about 22.3%, and has been positive in 22 of the past 25 years. It has consolidated right at the long-term trend line. The long-term trend line has support at $106, and as long as it stays there, you can have a very profitable trade between now and April.

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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
January 8, 2016

(His Top Pick stocks are still holding up as of present, but the big warning is the systemic risk that is involved with the market.) A healthcare provider and tends to gain from about November all the way through to April with an average gain of about 22.3%, and has been positive in 22 of the past 25 years. It has consolidated right at the long-term trend line. The long-term trend line has support at $106, and as long as it stays there, you can have a very profitable trade between now and April.

BUY
BUY
August 29, 2014

This is an area in the healthcare space which is showing pretty good valuations across the board. The whole group is at pretty compelling valuations. A decent stock to own.

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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
August 29, 2014

This is an area in the healthcare space which is showing pretty good valuations across the board. The whole group is at pretty compelling valuations. A decent stock to own.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 22, 2014

Healthcare stocks are very strong this time of year. Upward strength is probably okay right here. You may want a few more higher highs and higher lows here. Compared to others in the sectors, they have broken to all time highs so this one is lagging and for this reason he would prefer one of the others.

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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
August 22, 2014

Healthcare stocks are very strong this time of year. Upward strength is probably okay right here. You may want a few more higher highs and higher lows here. Compared to others in the sectors, they have broken to all time highs so this one is lagging and for this reason he would prefer one of the others.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 3, 2012
(Top Pick Dec 1/11, Up 4.90%) Was intended as a short term trade.
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April 3, 2012
(Top Pick Dec 1/11, Up 4.90%) Was intended as a short term trade.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 1, 2011
December Puts. Writes every month. If he owns the stock, he writes Calls and if he doesn't own and wants to enter, he writes Puts. A US insurance company so a more conservative play and less volatile. Wrote this on Nov 28 right after expiration. Wrote it for $1.22 on a strike of $39 giving a 5% option yield (option premium/strike) on a 30 day basis.
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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
December 1, 2011
December Puts. Writes every month. If he owns the stock, he writes Calls and if he doesn't own and wants to enter, he writes Puts. A US insurance company so a more conservative play and less volatile. Wrote this on Nov 28 right after expiration. Wrote it for $1.22 on a strike of $39 giving a 5% option yield (option premium/strike) on a 30 day basis.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 26, 2010
March 9,2009 recommended at 11.73. A bit of a surprise, but just shows what good management could do.
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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
February 26, 2010
March 9,2009 recommended at 11.73. A bit of a surprise, but just shows what good management could do.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 9, 2006
(A Top Pick May 11/06. Down the 11.5%.) Has been very disappointing.
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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
August 9, 2006
(A Top Pick May 11/06. Down the 11.5%.) Has been very disappointing.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 11, 2006
At $52.50, it was getting to be expensive for an insurance company. Corrected viciously which he doesn't think was warranted. Trades at around 12 X earnings. Company is going to buy back a couple of billion $’s of stock this year. Generates huge amounts of cash.
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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
May 11, 2006
At $52.50, it was getting to be expensive for an insurance company. Corrected viciously which he doesn't think was warranted. Trades at around 12 X earnings. Company is going to buy back a couple of billion $’s of stock this year. Generates huge amounts of cash.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 26, 2004
Likes conservative, low P/E stocks. The P/E on his picks average 9. Has made new highs.
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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
November 26, 2004
Likes conservative, low P/E stocks. The P/E on his picks average 9. Has made new highs.
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 29, 2004
SHould do well if Bush wins the election.
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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
October 29, 2004
SHould do well if Bush wins the election.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 13, 2004
(Past top pick June 11/04. Up 6.6%.) Still fairly cheap at 10 X next year's earnings. Good cash flow. Will be buying back stock this fall.
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Aetna Inc. (AET-N)
August 13, 2004
(Past top pick June 11/04. Up 6.6%.) Still fairly cheap at 10 X next year's earnings. Good cash flow. Will be buying back stock this fall.
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Aetna Inc.(AET-N) Rating

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