Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Stock Is An Record High Flier

April 26, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.17, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 41 investors sold Aflac Incorporated shares while 286 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 250 raised stakes. 256.45 million shares or 2.31% more from 250.65 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Somerville Kurt F invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Dowling Yahnke Limited Liability Company reported 0.19% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Whittier Tru holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 11,670 shares. Moreover, Bridgeway Cap Management Inc has 0.53% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 565,254 shares. Modera Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 10,315 shares. Twin Tree Mngmt Limited Partnership invested in 99,414 shares or 0.06% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 2.80M shares. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Management has 0.02% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Pggm Invests owns 502,300 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 382,472 shares. 113,427 were accumulated by Capital Mgmt Va. Buckingham Asset Limited Liability Corporation owns 2,968 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Moneta Grp Incorporated Inv Advsrs Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). The Ontario – Canada-based Mackenzie Fincl has invested 0% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Dynamic Mgmt Limited stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $2.81 million activity. KNAPP CHARLES B had sold 10,000 shares worth $437,155. Shares for $178,090 were bought by Lloyd Karole. MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L also bought $49,022 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Tuesday, February 20. 24,983 shares were sold by AMOS DANIEL P, worth $2.24M. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider TILLMAN AUDREY B sold $117,123.

The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) reached all time high today, Apr, 26 and still has $49.77 target or 9.00 % above today’s $45.66 share price. This indicates more upside for the $35.59B company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $49.77 PT is reached, the company will be worth $3.20B more.
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The stock increased 0.56% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $45.66. About 1.82 million shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.05% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.50% the S&P500.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering AFLAC Inc (NYSE:AFL), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. AFLAC Inc had 18 analyst reports since November 10, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, January 22. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $96.0 target. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, March 20. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of AFL in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Sunday, November 26 with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, March 27. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, November 13 with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Sandler O’Neill.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. The company has market cap of $35.59 billion. It operates through two divisions, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. It has a 7.91 P/E ratio. 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.

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