Insider Sale: James Miller Sold 1,420 Shares of American Software, Inc. (AMSWA); Aetna (AET) Sentiment Is 0.68

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Sentiment for Aetna Inc (AET)

Aetna Inc (AET) investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in 2018 Q1. It’s down -0.15, from 0.83 in 2017Q4. The ratio has dropped, as 286 investment professionals increased and opened new equity positions, while 418 reduced and sold their stakes in Aetna Inc. The investment professionals in our database now hold: 269.52 million shares, down from 275.71 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Aetna Inc in top ten equity positions increased from 41 to 52 for an increase of 11. Sold All: 83 Reduced: 335 Increased: 208 New Position: 78.

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $61.74 billion. It operates through three divisions: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. It has a 17.91 P/E ratio. The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management service, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured and employer-funded basis.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation holds 22.83% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. for 86,296 shares. Twin Securities Inc. owns 599,645 shares or 17.39% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Argentiere Capital Ag has 15.01% invested in the company for 208,207 shares. The United Kingdom-based Omni Partners Llp has invested 14.35% in the stock. Redwood Capital Management Llc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 799,330 shares.

The stock increased 0.36% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $188.75. About 328,119 shares traded. Aetna Inc. (AET) has risen 22.94% since June 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.37% the S&P500. Some Historical AET News: 13/03/2018 – AETNA HOLDERS OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVE PROPOSED PURCHASE BY CVS H; 20/03/2018 – CVS Agreed to Buy Aetna Late Last Year; 13/03/2018 – AETNA INC – CO, CVS HEALTH CONTINUE TO EXPECT THAT TRANSACTION WILL BE COMPLETED IN SECOND HALF OF 2018; 06/03/2018 – S&PGR: CVS Health Issuing Senior Unsecured Notes to Partly Fund Aetna Purchase; 29/03/2018 – Clinical and Commercial Health Communities Maximizing Opportunities in Telemedicine’s Fast-Growing Sector; 03/04/2018 – Aetna And Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Launch Five-Yr Well-Being Research Initiative; 15/05/2018 – Third Point Adds United Technologies, Exits Aetna: 13F; 15/05/2018 – THIRD POINT EXITED AET, NXPI, FMC, HON, RSPP IN 1Q: 13F; 17/04/2018 – Aetna Realigned Its Business Segments to Correspond With Changes to Its Management Structure and Internal Management Reporting; 06/03/2018 – CVS Borrows $40 Billion for Aetna in Third-Largest Bond Sale

More notable recent Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Here Comes The Next Biotech Revolution” on June 26, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “6 Top Healthcare Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore” published on June 27, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “CVS And Aetna Are Changing The Healthcare Paradigm” on June 18, 2018. More interesting news about Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Aetna (AET) Says it Won Contract for Kansas Medicaid Program” published on June 22, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Aetna launches new health insurance option in Michigan for small businesses” with publication date: June 22, 2018.

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 $1.02 billion for 15.12 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.

Ratings analysis reveals 20% of Aetna’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Aetna, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. AET was included in 5 notes of analysts from November 11, 2016. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral” on Wednesday, January 4. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 11 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was downgraded by Bernstein. Leerink Swann downgraded the shares of AET in report on Tuesday, January 24 to “Mkt Perform” rating. Deutsche Bank initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 5 report.

American Software Inc’s shareholder James Miller sold 1,420 shares of the publicly listed company in a broker transaction dated 27/06/2018. These insider shares were sold at stock price per share of $15.2, for a cumulative transaction value of $21,612. Mr. James now possess 52,856 shares, accounting for 0.17% of the company’s stock market capitalization.

More important recent American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “American Software up 8% post Q4 results” on June 22, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “American Software (AMSWA) Reports Prelim. Q4 Revenue of $29.4M”, Globenewswire.com published: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Helen of Troy, Macro Bank, American Software, Shire plc, KB Financial Group ..” on June 05, 2018. More interesting news about American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Earnings Scheduled For June 21, 2018” with publication date: June 21, 2018.

The stock decreased 2.79% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $14.63. About 70,635 shares traded. American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) has risen 27.29% since June 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.72% the S&P500. Some Historical AMSWA News: 17/04/2018 – Logility University Offers Education and Certification Courses to Accelerate Supply Chain Optimization and Retail Planning Excellence; 24/04/2018 – Color Image Apparel, the Producers of Bella+Canvas and Alo Yoga Brands, Migrates to NGC Software’s Andromeda PLM; 09/05/2018 – Griffith Foods Expands Global Roll-out of Logility Voyager Solutions; Realizes Significant Service and Inventory Improvements; 17/04/2018 – Logility University Offers Education and Certification Courses to Accelerate Supply Chain Optimization and Retail Planning; 11/04/2018 – Logility Executives Honored as 2018 Provider Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive; 15/05/2018 – Brightstar and Logility Highlight the Impact of Sales & Operations Planning for the Fast-Paced Mobile Device Market at ASCI 2018; 15/03/2018 – Demand Management President Bill Harrison Named to the 2018 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain; 16/05/2018 – American Software’s Board Approves the Quarterly Cash Dividend; 24/04/2018 – Logility Congratulates Mike Reibsamen, Berry Global, on his Selection to the 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Practitioner; 18/04/2018 – Demand Management Recipient of the Consumer Goods Technology 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

American Software, Inc. develops, markets, and supports a portfolio of software and services worldwide. The company has market cap of $444.85 million. It operates in three divisions: Supply Chain Management , Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Information Technology (IT) Consulting. It has a 36.58 P/E ratio. The SCM segment provides supply chain management solutions, including sales and activities planning, demand and inventory optimization, manufacturing planning and scheduling, supply optimization, retail allocation and merchandise planning, and transportation optimization solutions to streamline and optimize the forecasting, inventory, production scheduling, production, supply, allocation, distribution, and management of products between trading partners.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 14 insider sales for $1.48 million activity. 5,900 shares were sold by EDENFIELD J MICHAEL, worth $79,532 on Tuesday, March 13. $74,520 worth of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) shares were sold by KLINGES VINCENT C. On Tuesday, March 6 MCGUONE JAMES R sold $45,457 worth of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) or 3,523 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.20, from 0.83 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 5 investors sold American Software, Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 22.72 million shares or 0.99% more from 22.50 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Synovus Fincl owns 1,957 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California Employees Retirement System has 79,876 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gamco Et Al stated it has 10,400 shares. 9,280 are owned by Metropolitan Life Ins. John G Ullman Inc holds 1.55% or 615,441 shares in its portfolio. Investors Asset Mgmt Of Georgia Ga Adv invested in 156,090 shares. The New York-based Millennium Ltd Llc has invested 0% in American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA). Manufacturers Life Insur The invested in 22,135 shares. Perritt Capital holds 0.91% or 234,900 shares. Optimum Invest Advsrs has 0% invested in American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA). Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 78,694 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Ltd Co accumulated 59,666 shares. 6,243 are owned by Macquarie Group Inc Limited. Arrowmark Colorado Hldgs Lc has 1.06M shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Tower Capital Limited Co (Trc) accumulated 305 shares or 0% of the stock.

Among 3 analysts covering American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. American Software has $18 highest and $10 lowest target. $13.42’s average target is -8.27% below currents $14.63 stock price. American Software had 8 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14.5 target in Friday, February 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 22 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 4 by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 31. The stock has “Buy” rating by TheStreet on Friday, October 16. On Tuesday, November 28 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy”. B. Riley & Co maintained the shares of AMSWA in report on Tuesday, August 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, June 19.

Analysts await American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) to report earnings on June, 28. They expect $0.04 earnings per share, down 88.24% or $0.30 from last year’s $0.34 per share. AMSWA’s profit will be $1.22 million for 91.44 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by American Software, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -71.43% negative EPS growth.

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