EPS for Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Expected At $0.97

April 18, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. 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.
Goldman Sachs Gp Incorporated, New York-based fund reported 4.07 million shares. Integral Derivatives Limited Liability Corporation reported 2,455 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership reported 9,200 shares. Stevens First Principles Invest Advsrs accumulated 120 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Michigan-based Blue Chip Prtn has invested 0.04% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Amalgamated State Bank accumulated 49,017 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Stadion Money Mgmt Limited Liability Com reported 21,287 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Wellington Shields Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.15% or 11,357 shares. Nuveen Asset Ltd Llc has 21,330 shares. Dowling & Yahnke Ltd Com owns 24,165 shares. Delta Cap Management Lc holds 2.87% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 52,394 shares. Finance Architects accumulated 6,608 shares. Ftb Advsrs accumulated 3,742 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Brandywine Global Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 443,726 shares. Kentucky Retirement has 24,244 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 5 sales for $2.83 million activity. Lloyd Karole bought $178,090 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. AMOS DANIEL P also sold $2.24 million worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) shares. 2,648 shares were sold by HOWARD JUNE P, worth $239,194 on Wednesday, February 28. 10,000 Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) shares with value of $437,155 were sold by KNAPP CHARLES B. MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L bought 550 shares worth $49,022.

Analysts expect Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) to report $0.97 EPS on April, 25 after the close.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 16.87 % from last quarter’s $0.83 EPS. AFL’s profit would be $755.98 million giving it 11.60 P/E if the $0.97 EPS is correct. After having $0.80 EPS previously, Aflac Incorporated’s analysts see 21.25 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $45.02. About 3.15M shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.05% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.50% the S&P500.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering AFLAC Inc (NYSE:AFL), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. AFLAC Inc had 18 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, January 22. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Tuesday, March 20 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, April 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 26 by SunTrust. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Wells Fargo. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, March 21 by Barclays Capital. On Monday, March 26 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral”. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, November 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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 $35.09 billion. It operates through two divisions, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. It has a 7.8 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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