Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:15 PM ET
Significant Insider Selling Continues at Aetna (AET)
A SEC filing today indicated a significant insider sale of Aetna shares as — Karen S Lynch, Officer — sold 15,271 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $2,472,526. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to this transaction which resulted in the sale of 10,288 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 25,559 shares and have averaged 12,780 shares per transaction over this time period.
The level of buy-sell trading at Aetna is near the 10 member peer company average. The Managed Healthcare peer group saw 19 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.9 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade transacted by Aetna insiders is higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 140,327 shares sold with company insiders having sold 7,386 shares on average.
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