Aflac Inc Stock as Big Money Enter, Sentiment at 7.76

June 27, 2018 - By Gwen Gough

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Positions for Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL)

In 2018 Q1 Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL) big money sentiment increased to 7.76, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That’s up 6.70, from 2017Q4’s 1.06. 706 institutional investors opened new or increased positions, while 91 decreased and sold stock positions in Aflac Inc so the sentiment is positive. These funds own 1.00 billion shares, that’s up from 256.45 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Aflac Inc in top 10 decreased from 21 to 18 for a decrease of 3. In total 56 funds closed positions, 35 reduced and 624 increased. Also 82 funds bought new Aflac Inc stakes.

Biggest Aflac Inc Shareholders

As of 2018 Q1 Mizuho Bank Ltd. has 10.53% invested in Aflac Inc. As of 2018 Q1, 182,296 shares of Aflac Inc are owned by Chesapeake Asset Management Llc. Jnba Financial Advisors reported 664,652 shares. The Georgia-based fund Greatmark Investment Partners Inc. have invested about 6.12% of the institutional investor’s stock portfolio in Aflac Inc. The Washington-based fund Smead Capital Management Inc. holds 2.49 million shares or 5.28% of their stocks portfolio.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products.The company has $34.10 billion market cap. It operates through two divisions, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S.The P/E ratio is 7.38. The Aflac Japan segment offers various voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan.

AFL touched $44.05 during the last trading session after $0.05 change.Aflac Incorporated has volume of 255,093 shares. Since June 27, 2017 AFL has risen 21.38% and is uptrending. AFL outperformed by 8.81% the S&P 500.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) is awaited to reveal earnings on July, 26., as reported by RTT. EPS of $0.99 is 7.61 % up from 2017’s $0.92 EPS. If AFL’s EPS is $0.99 the profit will hit $766.42M for 11.12 P/E. Last quarter $1.05 EPS was reported. Analysts predicts -5.71 % negative EPS growth this quarter.

Arga Invest L P owns 0.21% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 41,600 shs. Laurion Capital Mngmt L P has 0.04% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 113,044 shs. Cornercap Invest Counsel Inc holds 0.91% or 146,437 shs. Pennsylvania owns 10,710 shs. Court Place Advsrs Limited Liability Corp reported 63,500 shs or 1.16% of all its holdings. Soros Fund Mngmt Llc has invested 0.24% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Driehaus Mgmt Lc holds 8,416 shs. Westwood Mgmt Il stated it has 0.03% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Wagner Bowman Mgmt Corporation reported 0.12% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Moreover, Strategic Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.72% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). D Scott Neal reported 120 shs stake. Alpha Cubed Investments Limited Liability Co accumulated 7,844 shs. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Lc, Washington-based fund reported 4.04M shs. First Republic Inv Mngmt reported 0.1% of its capital in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Cullen Frost Bankers Inc reported 0.01% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL).

Aflac Incorporated had 4 selling transactions and 2 buys since February 16, 2018. This’s net activity of $2.81 million. AMOS DANIEL P also sold $2.24M worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Friday, February 16. 2,648 shs valued at $239,194 were sold by HOWARD JUNE P on Wednesday, February 28. TILLMAN AUDREY B had sold 1,300 shs worth $117,123 on Wednesday, February 28. Shares for $49,022 were bought by MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L on Tuesday, February 20. Lloyd Karole had bought 2,000 shs worth $178,090.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Ratings Coverage

In total 13 analysts cover AFLAC Inc (NYSE:AFL). “Buy” rating has 4, “Sell” are 1, while 8 are “Hold”. 31% are bullish. With $100.0 highest and $45.0 lowest price target AFLAC Inc has $66.17 average price target or 50.22% above the current ($44.05) price. 15 are the (NYSE:AFL)’s analyst reports since January 9, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Monday, January 22 Raymond James upgraded Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) to “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, March 20 the firm earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold” on Thursday, April 5. On Monday, March 26 the company was maintained by Bank of America. On Thursday, February 1 the stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill. On Thursday, February 1 the stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Sell” rating given by RBC Capital Markets. The company rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, February 1. On Tuesday, January 9 Wells Fargo maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rating. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $90.0 target. The stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Hold” on Wednesday, March 21. In Tuesday, March 27 report JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $47 target.

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