Pictet Asset Management LTD Has Boosted Aetna New (AET) Holding by $1.22 Million; Advantus Capital Management Has Trimmed Its Cubesmart (CUBE) Stake by $6.43 Million as Share Price Declined

February 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Pictet Asset Management Ltd increased its stake in Aetna Inc New (AET) by 1.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pictet Asset Management Ltd bought 7,648 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 472,096 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $75.07 million, up from 464,448 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Aetna Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $57.77B market cap company. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $176.78. About 1.18 million shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 28.84% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500.

Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Cubesmart (CUBE) by 67.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Advantus Capital Management Inc sold 257,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.70% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 122,201 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.17 million, down from 379,401 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Cubesmart for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.84B market cap company. The stock increased 1.59% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $26.47. About 483,446 shares traded. CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) has declined 19.28% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.98% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 25 investors sold CUBE shares while 74 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 192.70 million shares or 7.78% more from 178.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. New Jersey-based State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has invested 0.09% in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE). Congress Asset Management Ma holds 0.06% of its portfolio in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) for 150,133 shares. Lincluden Ltd stated it has 0.33% of its portfolio in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE). 20,698 were reported by Metropolitan Life Insur Commerce Ny. Dupont Cap Mngmt has 0.03% invested in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) for 45,626 shares. Pacad Ltd reported 0.03% of its portfolio in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE). Westpac Banking has invested 0.21% in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board invested in 0.03% or 391,648 shares. 36,882 were accumulated by Honeywell Intl Incorporated. Eagle Asset Mngmt Inc, Florida-based fund reported 613,267 shares. Davis Selected Advisers has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE). Nomura Asset Management Communications Limited, a Japan-based fund reported 110,181 shares. Asset Management One holds 438,875 shares. State Street Corporation holds 5.55 million shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Co stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE).

Among 13 analysts covering CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. CubeSmart had 41 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital initiated the shares of CUBE in report on Thursday, June 23 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, May 12. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Cantor Fitzgerald. As per Friday, November 13, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. SunTrust maintained the shares of CUBE in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3000 target in Monday, June 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 11 by BB&T Capital. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, January 20 by Bank of America. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 23 report.

Advantus Capital Management Inc, which manages about $27.77 billion and $3.85 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Education Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:EDR) by 11,800 shares to 21,038 shares, valued at $756,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Core High Dividend Etf (HDV) by 90,750 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.00M shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Edge Msci Min Vol Usa Etf (USMV).

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $7.67 million activity. MARR CHRISTOPHER P sold $2.93M worth of CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) on Thursday, December 14. $595,392 worth of CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) was sold by Perry Jonathan L.

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. United Kingdom-based Royal Fincl Bank Of Scotland Grp Public Limited has invested 0.82% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). United Kingdom-based Cantab Prtn Llp has invested 0.47% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Buckingham Cap Management owns 14,083 shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio. Segment Wealth Management Limited Liability reported 2,069 shares. Utah Retirement reported 0.21% stake. New York-based Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability has invested 0.04% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Ngam Limited Partnership invested in 0.13% or 74,864 shares. Kingdon Mngmt Ltd accumulated 130,334 shares. 207,957 are held by Korea Invest Corp. Blue Edge Ltd holds 0.72% or 9,923 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Ins stated it has 0.07% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Silvercrest Asset Management Gp Ltd Liability stated it has 106,364 shares. Leuthold Group Limited Liability Corp holds 0.94% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 58,538 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Inc holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) for 1.02 million shares. Ls Advisors Lc holds 9,466 shares.

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 Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Monday, April 3. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $165 target in Friday, October 13 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 23. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating on Tuesday, May 16. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $158 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, June 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Credit Suisse. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of AET in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy”.

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