Discussion stirs around Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) this week; here is what analysts are saying.

April 21, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 27 investors sold Torchmark Corporation shares while 143 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 79.58 million shares or 0.47% more from 79.21 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Geode Cap Mngmt Lc owns 1.25M shares. Cooke And Bieler Lp accumulated 0.05% or 30,150 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0.06% or 354,681 shares. Conning has invested 0.01% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Moreover, Bessemer Group Inc has 0% invested in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) for 250 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 34,071 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. 2.01 million were accumulated by Artisan Prtnrs Lp. Wetherby Asset Mgmt Incorporated has 0.06% invested in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) for 4,382 shares. 50,133 are owned by Atlantic Group Inc Ltd Liability Co. Orrstown Fincl Ser Inc holds 0.07% or 655 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Veritable L P holds 0.01% or 4,493 shares in its portfolio. 165,410 are held by First Trust Lp. Bryn Mawr Communication accumulated 35,247 shares or 0.18% of the stock. 11,970 are held by Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 20 selling transactions for $35.59 million activity. On Tuesday, March 27 HUTCHISON LARRY M sold $420,961 worth of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) or 5,000 shares. HENRIE MICHAEL SHANE also sold $1.31M worth of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) on Monday, February 26. 30,000 shares were sold by SMITH ROGER C, worth $2.54M. Rogers John Henry JR had sold 1,875 shares worth $159,525. $2.59 million worth of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) was sold by MATSON KENNETH J. 37,500 shares valued at $3.12M were sold by COLEMAN GARY L on Thursday, October 26.

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Torchmark (NYSE:TMK), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Torchmark had 10 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, November 10. On Wednesday, April 11 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The stock of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, April 5 by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. As per Thursday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. Below is a list of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) latest ratings and price target changes.

19/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $89.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $93.0000 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $84 New Target: $82 Maintain
26/03/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $97.0000
02/03/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Sell New Target: $83 Initiates Coverage On
08/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $82.0
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $96.0 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $76 New Target: $78 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $83.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold Old Target: $75 New Target: $85 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $87.18. About 792,054 shares traded or 13.28% up from the average. Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) has risen 8.95% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.60% the S&P500.

Torchmark Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various life and health insurance products, and annuities in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The company has market cap of $9.93 billion. It operates through Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Annuities divisions. It has a 7.13 P/E ratio. The Life Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including traditional and interest-sensitive whole life and term life insurance, and other life insurance.

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