Aflac (AFL) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.19

Lloyd Doyle
October 13, 2017

About 126,761 shares traded. The stock of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt accumulated 306,966 shares. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, August 19. On Monday, October 10 the stock rating was upgraded by M Partners to "Buy". The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, July 20. The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) is 10.6 percent. The stock's market capitalization is 33.05B. The Company is involved in supplemental health and life insurance, which is marketed and administered through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac). AFL's profit will be $640.29M for 12.90 P/E if the $1.62 EPS becomes a reality. The Company's insurance business consists of two divisions: Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. Aflac Incorporated NYSE has an Earning Per Share for the upcoming year at 9.90%. The stock declined 1.62% or $0.2 reaching $12.12 per share.

4 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $5.44 Billion for the current quarter. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,075 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $927,642. Its up 0.15, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.06, for a total value of $283,710.00. 76 funds opened positions while 245 raised stakes. 254.01 million shares or 2.44% more from 247.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Us Bancorp De reported 1,101 shares. Parkside Comml Bank And stated it has 597 shares. Plancorp, LLC cut its holdings by shedding 7 shares a decrease of 0.2% in the quarter. Ledyard Bancorp holds 0.06% of its portfolio in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 5,670 shares. Dupont Management has 3,136 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. The value of the investment in (AFL) went from $1,267,000 to $1,372,000 increasing 8.3% for the reporting period.

The market cap of 32.9B for Aflac Incorporated in today's market indicated its current strength, making the company's shares a lucrative one. The dividend payment was $0.430 per share for the quarter or $1.72 annualized. RBC Capital Markets maintained AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rating on Tuesday, February 2. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Corp holds 20,608 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Penobscot Inv Co reported 0.28% in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL).

Since June 12, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 2 selling transactions for $17.37 million activity. On Thursday, June 15 CLONINGER KRISS III sold $194,291 worth of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 2,500 shares. Lloyd Karole had bought 1,000 shares worth $77,013. Covering sell-side analysts are estimating company growth for next year to be 1.96%. Therefore 7% are positive. Aflac has a 52-week low of $66.50 and a 52-week high of $84.51. Many traders will use moving averages for different periods of time in conjunction with other indicators to help gauge future stock price action. After having $1.83 EPS previously, AFLAC Incorporated's analysts see -11.48% EPS growth. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aflac from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, December 5 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, April 14. Barclays PLC raised their price target on shares of Aflac from $73.00 to $79.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q2 2017.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on AFL shares. It also upped Ishares (IWD) stake by 7,641 shares and now owns 71,244 shares.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding AFL? Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. Geneva Advsr Limited Liability owns 11,416 shares. Envestnet Asset has invested 0.01% in Mattel, Inc. Nordea Invest Management Ab has invested 0.02% in AMC Networks Inc (NASDAQ:AMCX). 1832 Asset Mngmt Lp reported 0% stake. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Mattel, Inc. PEG price is down almost -0.19% from its 52-week high price of $48.3 a share but is up about 18.52% from its 52-week low price of $39.28 a share. (NASDAQ:MAT). Princeton Strategies Group Ltd Com has 31,575 shares. D E Shaw & owns 275,289 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Coho Partners Ltd. grew its position in Aflac by 85.3% during the second quarter.

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