Earnings Visibility Keeps Aetna (AET) a Buy

Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) is ranked as a Buy using Louis Navellier's methodology for investing and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking AET has had from Portfolio Grader for the last month.

AET is a $50.8 billion in market value constituent of the Health Care Providers & Services GICS industry group where Portfolio Grader's current ranking for AET puts it 15 among the 83 companies in this industry group, placing it among the leaders. AET is ranked in the top quartile of the sector with a ranking of 112 among the 783 companies in the sector of its Health Care sector and 845 in the Portfolio Grader company universe.

Currently, Portfolio Grader ranks the Health Care sector number 10 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Health Care Providers & Services industry group is ranked 51 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

AET has achieved above-average scores in 7 of the 8 fundamental areas analyzed by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 1 of the areas used in the ranking of company stocks.

AET's operational scores provide mixed results with rankings for operating margin and earnings growth that are well above average, while the score for sales growth is below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are superior with a ranking for earnings revisions, earnings surprises and earnings momentum that are discernibly better than average. AET's grades for cash flow and return on equity are appreciably better than its industry group average. Based on these fundamental scores, Aetna places in the top decile of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to measure AET's shares from the viewpoint of risk/reward. This proprietary scoring methodology considers the relative value of AET's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Using this risk/reward calculation, the company currently scores above-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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Insiders at Impac Mortgage Holdings (IMH) Make Significant purchases Extending the 90 day Trend

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insiders at Impac Mortgage Holdings (IMH) Make Significant purchases Extending the 90 day Trend

There were substantial insider purchases of Impac Mortgage Holdings shares today, as shown in filings with the SEC as three insiders — Rhp Trust dated May 31 2011, 10% Owner, Gamebusters, Inc., 10% Owner, and Richard H Pickup, 10% Owner — bought 988,008 shares in the company having a net market value of approximately $12,103,098. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been buys resulting in the purchase of 12,638 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net purchases of 1,000,646 shares and have averaged 200,129 shares per transaction over this time period.

The number of insider buy/sell trades at Impac Mortgage Holdings is greater than the 18 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Corporate Financial Services peer group saw 15 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.8 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Impac Mortgage Holdings insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 34,438 shares purchased and 129,455 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 6,334 shares on average.

The data obtained in composing and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Rhp Trust dated May 31 2011, 10% Owner, bought 300,000 shares
* Gamebusters, Inc., 10% Owner, bought 194,004 shares
* Richard H Pickup, 10% Owner, bought 494,004 shares

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insiders at Independent Bank Group (IBTX) Make Significant Stock Sales Extends the Trend of Last Quarter

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insiders at Independent Bank Group (IBTX) Make Significant Stock Sales Extends the Trend of Last Quarter

There was significant selling of Independent Bank Group shares by insiders today, as reported in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. Two insiders — Brian E Hobart, Officer, and Daniel W Brooks, Director and Officer — sold 30,003 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $1,821,128. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. These trades have resulted in the purchase of 200 company shares and the sale of 3,000 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 32,803 shares and have averaged 8,301 shares per transaction over this time period.

Relative to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Independent Bank Group is above the 182-company peer group average. Commercial Banks peer group saw 307 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.7 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Independent Bank Group insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 427,134 shares purchased and 1,424,958 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 3,250 shares on average.

The data used in creating and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Brian E Hobart, Officer, sold 22,500 shares
* Daniel W Brooks, Director and Officer, sold 7,503 shares

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insider Sales at Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) are Significant and Extend the Selling Trend of Last Quarter

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider Sales at Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) are Significant and Extend the Selling Trend of Last Quarter

SEC filings today revealed substantial insider sales of Interactive Brokers Group shares as three insiders — Earl H Nemser, Director and Officer, Thomas Aj Frank, Officer, and Paul Jonathan Brody, Director and Officer — sold 46,323 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $2,203,834. There have been 3 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the sale of 916,559 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 962,882 shares and have averaged 160,480 shares per transaction over this time period.

The number of insider buy/sell trades at Interactive Brokers Group is lower than the 12 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Financial & Commodity Market Operators peer group saw 100 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 8.3 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade for Interactive Brokers Group is higher. Within the peer group there were 8,350,945 shares purchased and 1,278,522 shares sold with company insiders having bought 307,497 shares on average.

For the purpose of evaluating significant insider buying and selling all trades reported to the SEC that involve awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers have been eliminated in data obtained to create and write this story.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Earl H Nemser, Director and Officer, sold 1,675 shares
* Thomas Aj Frank, Officer, sold 33,615 shares
* Paul Jonathan Brody, Director and Officer, sold 11,033 shares

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insider at Halcon Resources (HK) Makes Significant Sale of Stock

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider at Halcon Resources (HK) Makes Significant Sale of Stock

An insider — Franklin Resources Inc, 10% Owner — disposed of 350,000 shares of Halcon Resources having a market value of approximately $2,111,050 today, as indicated in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. These trades have resulted in the purchase of 10,000 company shares and the disposition of 5,808,420 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 6,148,420 shares and have averaged 2,056,140 shares per transaction over this time period.

Insider buy/sell trading at Halcon Resources is above the 8 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Oil Exploration & Production – Onshore peer group saw 15 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.9 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Halcon Resources insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 10,000 shares purchased and 5,810,920 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 386,728 shares on average.

The data used in creating and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Significant Insider Selling Continues at Hyatt Hotels (H)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Significant Insider Selling Continues at Hyatt Hotels (H)

A filing with the SEC today indicated a notable insider sale of Hyatt Hotels shares as — Elsinore Trust, Required Filer — sold 157,476 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $9,682,135. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the sale of 14,000 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 171,476 shares and have averaged 57,159 shares per transaction over this time period.

The number of insider buy/sell trades at Hyatt Hotels is above that of the 12 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Hotels, Motels & Cruise Lines peer group saw 20 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.7 transactions per company. However, the number of shares traded per transaction by Hyatt Hotels insiders is lower than its peers. Within the peer group there were 28,000 shares purchased and 46,992,475 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 2,348,224 shares on average over this time period.

Insider buying and selling activity that is significant has been determined by eliminating all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers in composing and writing this story.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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GLU Mobile (GLUU) Insider Makes Significant Share Sale

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:15 PM ET

GLU Mobile (GLUU) Insider Makes Significant Share Sale

There was a substantial sale of shares of GLU Mobile by an insider today, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider — Hany Nada, Director — disposed of 766,456 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $3,453,254. This is the first insider buy/sell trade in the past 90 days.

Relative to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at GLU Mobile is higher than the 4-company peer group average. Mobile System Software peer group saw 1 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.3 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for GLU Mobile insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 4,000 shares purchased and 4,000 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 0 shares on average.

The data sourced in evaluating and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

For more information, contact UpTick at info@uptickdata.com. Copyright 2017 UpTick Data Technologies. All rights reserved.

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