Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Has Decreased Aetna Life & Casualty (AET) Stake; Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) Shorts Lowered By 0.47%

June 20, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc decreased Aetna Life & Casualty (AET) stake by 82.9% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc sold 16,496 shares as Aetna Life & Casualty (AET)’s stock rose 12.84%. The Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc holds 3,402 shares with $422,000 value, down from 19,898 last quarter. Aetna Life & Casualty now has $50.76B valuation. The stock increased 0.76% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $151.73. About shares traded. Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) has risen 28.84% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.14% the S&P500.

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) had a decrease of 0.47% in short interest. OFC’s SI was 2.64 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 0.47% from 2.65 million shares previously. With 754,500 avg volume, 4 days are for Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC)’s short sellers to cover OFC’s short positions. The SI to Corporate Office Properties Trust’s float is 2.7%. It closed at $35.39 lastly. It is down 30.32% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.62% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Corporate Office Properties Trust had 22 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Hold” on Friday, January 20. Robert W. Baird downgraded Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) on Wednesday, February 15 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, April 12 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, January 9 by Raymond James. The stock of Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 29. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, December 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 25 by BTIG Research. As per Monday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. Evercore maintained Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) on Tuesday, September 8 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since February 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $892,482 activity. On Wednesday, March 1 Thor Greg J sold $120,941 worth of Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) or 3,555 shares. Shares for $104,576 were sold by JACOBSTEIN DAVID M on Friday, May 19. Shares for $167,528 were sold by DENTON ROBERT L on Tuesday, May 2.

Corporate Office Properties Trust is a fully-integrated and self-managed real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $3.49 billion. The Firm owns, manages, leases, develops and acquires office and data center properties. It has a 315 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions are Defense/IT Locations; Regional Office; operating wholesale data center, and other.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.11, from 1.17 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 22 investors sold Corporate Office Properties Trust shares while 82 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 99.04 million shares or 8.23% more from 91.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D owns 15,500 shares. Federated Invsts Inc Pa invested 0.01% in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC). Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Limited has invested 0.16% in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC). California Pub Employees Retirement System reported 258,894 shares. Maryland Cap Mgmt holds 65,445 shares. Cornercap Counsel owns 15,810 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kbc Nv has 0.02% invested in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) for 78,505 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Incorporated owns 0% invested in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) for 23,845 shares. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 0.01% invested in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC). Comml Bank Of America Corp De holds 0.01% in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) or 1.26 million shares. Blackrock Advisors Limited Co holds 0% or 115,637 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 2.31 million shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 49,000 were reported by Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands. Enterprise Financial Svcs Corp invested 0% of its portfolio in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC). First Tru Advisors Lp holds 38,582 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $2.35 earnings per share, up 6.33% or $0.14 from last year’s $2.21 per share. AET’s profit will be $786.17M for 16.14 P/E if the $2.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.71 actual earnings per share reported by Aetna Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.28% negative EPS growth.

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc increased Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 13,651 shares to 47,310 valued at $1.43M in 2016Q4. It also upped Ishares Msci Eafe Value Index (EFV) stake by 16,514 shares and now owns 415,194 shares. Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.24, from 0.75 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 45 investors sold AET shares while 289 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. 306.97 million shares or 0.42% more from 305.68 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Qs Investors Limited Co stated it has 0.22% in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Qci Asset Mgmt Inc Ny stated it has 150 shares. Quantitative Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Com accumulated 126,800 shares or 0.4% of the stock. Victory reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). 7,630 were reported by Umb Natl Bank N A Mo. Kcg Holdg Inc invested in 6,839 shares. Tokio Marine Asset holds 0.1% or 6,720 shares in its portfolio. Pitcairn owns 4,384 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The reported 346,803 shares. Wells Fargo & Communication Mn holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) for 1.78M shares. The Florida-based Transamerica Fin Advisors has invested 0.39% in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET). Tarbox Gru Inc holds 167 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, Nikko Asset Americas has 0.02% invested in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) for 1,700 shares. Hartford Fincl Management Incorporated holds 0.05% or 640 shares in its portfolio. Clinton Gru, a New York-based fund reported 70,415 shares.

Since February 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $25.63 million activity. $4.03M worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) shares were sold by McCarthy Margaret M. Lynch Karen S sold $1.17M worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) on Wednesday, June 7. On Tuesday, May 9 Coye Molly Joel sold $125,118 worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) or 880 shares. $3.83M worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) shares were sold by GUERTIN SHAWN M. $14.58 million worth of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) was sold by Bertolini Mark T on Tuesday, May 16. SOISTMAN FRANCIS S JR sold $872,020 worth of stock or 6,607 shares.

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