AFLAC (AFL) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.34

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

AFL's profit would be $609.38M giving it 14.79 P/E if the $1.55 EPS is correct. After having $1.70 EPS previously, Aflac Incorporated's analysts see -8.82% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.004 during the last trading session, reaching $13.426. Another trade for 1,279 shares valued at $107,132 was sold by HUDSON ELIZABETH J. (FOF) has risen 16.49% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Vale S.A. had 72 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Hold" rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 9. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Donegal Group Inc. Deutsche Bank has "Hold" rating and $64 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with "Hold" rating and $18.0 target in Thursday, August 17 report.

In other AFLAC news, COO Masatoshi Koide sold 6,250 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 28th. Finally, ValuEngine raised AFLAC from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. First National Trust Co sold 5,045 shares as Aflac Inc (AFL)'s stock rose 3.90%. OGE Energy had 19 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup initiated Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Thursday, January 26 with "Neutral" rating. On Tuesday, May 10 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to "Market Perform". Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has risen 91.08% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. The rating was downgraded by Sandler O'Neill to "Hold" on Monday, May 23. The stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6. Fdx Advisors Inc reported 0.04% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AFL in report on Thursday, February 4 with "Hold" rating. The company was maintained on Monday, May 1 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:OGE). Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 8,208 shares. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned "Underperform" rating by Bank of America on Friday, September 8.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $2.69 million activity. 4,670 shares valued at $169,025 were sold by Forbes H Scott on Monday, August 7. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 188,050 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $14,607,000 after acquiring an additional 22,802 shares in the last quarter. Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has 0 billion shares outstanding now, 66.15% of which belong to institutional investors. The Company engaged in is supplemental health and life insurance, which is marketed and administered through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac). Egerton Capital Uk Llp who had been investing in Applied Matls Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $57.95B market cap company. 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.

A stock's average trade volume, as recorder over the short, medium and long terms, is helpful to analyze in order to gain a better understanding of trading activity and investor sentiment. Its down 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 22 investors sold OGE shares while 110 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.74 earnings per share. Employees Retirement Of Texas has 0.03% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). 451,145 are held by Zacks Inv Management. Parkside Bank And holds 607 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Stearns Finance Svcs Grp reported 0.09% stake. Coho Prtn Limited holds 4.26% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 2.04 million shares. The Switzerland-based Gam Hldg Ag has invested 0.12% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Southeast Asset Advsrs Inc reported 68,465 shares. Paloma Communication holds 0.01% or 9,174 shares in its portfolio. Peninsula Asset Mngmt Inc owns 36,140 shares or 2.16% of their United States portfolio. Moreover, Saba Capital Management L.P. has 2.81% invested in the company for 3.61 million shares. M&T Bancorporation, New York-based fund reported 98,448 shares.

More recent Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: which released: "Aflac Incorporated Responds to Tax Reform with Plan for Additional Investments ..." on December 28, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.63, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. 61 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. Wealthfront accumulated 0.01% or 11,403 shares. Qs Invsts Limited Com invested in 168,023 shares. Brandywine Managers Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.24% in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) to report earnings on March, 1. Geode Capital Management Ltd stated it has 163,364 shares or 0% of all its holdings. J&P (China) Capital Management Co.Ltd owns 781,379 shares or 45.47% of their USA portfolio. Cyrus Capital Partners L.P. owns 2.90 million shares or 2.88% of their USA portfolio. Next has invested 0.02% in Autodesk, Inc.

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