Has Wall Street Now Turned Bullish On Aetna Inc. (AET), Honeywell International Inc. (HON)?

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) attracted a higher number of shares in volume with 3.34 million contracts traded on 12-Mar-18. However, its trading capacity stayed around 2.61 million shares in normal days. The first sale was made at $177.4 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a fall of -0.17%. It was last traded at $177.07 apiece.

Aetna Inc. (AET): Outperform Candidate With 17.47% Upside Potential

Aetna Inc. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 19 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.36% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went down by -0.52% in value last month. Year-to-date it plunged -1.84%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 8 of analysts who cover Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $208 price target on Aetna Inc., pointing towards a 17.47% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -8.91% less than its 52-week high.

Aetna Inc. Reports -1.1% Sales Growth

Aetna Inc. (AET) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $1.2 as it actually earned $1.25 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -1.1% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $14.83 billion.

AET Retreats -0.78% In A Week

This company shares (AET) so far managed to recover 41.84% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 0.97% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.24%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 0.01% and sits -2.66% lower versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned -0.78% losses and is up by 6.51% compared with its 200-day moving average of $172.68. Also, Aetna Inc. (AET) needs to expand a 33.34% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) Consensus Call At 1.9

As regular trading ended, Honeywell International Inc. (HON) stock brought in a -$1.98 drop to $152.23. The day started at a price of $154.42 but then traded as high as $154.46 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their bright outlook with the consensus call at 1.9. Honeywell International Inc. is given 10 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 5 holds. The company shares sank -7.81% from their peak of $165.13 and now has a $115.56 billion market value of equity.

Honeywell International Inc. Could Grow 13.99% More

HON’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale improved from 1.74 thirty days ago to 1.75 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community. They see Honeywell International Inc. (HON) price hitting a mean target of $173.53 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 13.99% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 25.47% compared to the most bullish target.

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Returns -0.74% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 2.41 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 3.41 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 1.92% which for the month reaches 1.72%. Honeywell International Inc. dipped to as low as $151.93 throughout the day and has returned -0.74% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $122.40 but has recovered 24.37% since then.

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