Analysts Offer Predictions for Aflac Incorporated's Q2 2017 Earnings (AFL)

Jay Anderson
July 16, 2017

The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, February 4. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded Aflac from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $80.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. The company was downgraded on Friday, May 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, September 23. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, April 5 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $77.65. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $77.54 and compares with the $66.5 52-week low. CWM LLC increased its position in Aflac by 7.7% in the first quarter. Graphic Packaging Hldg Co Com now has $4.34 billion valuation. The Assetmark Inc holds 26,492 shares with $1.84 million value, up from 9,461 last quarter. (NASDAQ:CLUB) has risen 29.03% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $1.22B company.

Bryn Mawr Trust Company increased Spdr (SPY) stake by 2,576 shares to 171,268 valued at $38.28M in 2016Q4.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) opened at 77.87 on Friday. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500. The company has a market cap of $30.90 billion, a PE ratio of 12.67 and a beta of 0.99. 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). It has a 9.82 P/E ratio. The Market-Based Businesses consists of four divisions, including Military Services Group, which conducts operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems for military bases; Contract Operations Group, which conducts O&M of water and wastewater facilities for municipalities and the food and beverage industry; Homeowner Services Group, which primarily provides water and sewer line protection plans for homeowners, and Keystone, which provides water services for natural gas exploration and production companies.

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Since February 3, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $21.49 million activity. Shares for $102,256 were sold by JOHNSON DOUGLAS WAYNE on Tuesday, February 28. The insider CLONINGER KRISS III sold 2,500 shares worth $194,291. JANKE KENNETH S JR sold 10,000 shares worth $719,500.

Pinnacle Wealth Management Advisory Group LLC boosted its position in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 12.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). TILLMAN AUDREY B sold $64,763 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at 73 funds opened positions while 245 raised stakes. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aflac from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $82.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 17th. Savings Bank Of Nova Scotia, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 241,986 shares. Smithfield Co invested 0.05% in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,681,041 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $121,741,000 after buying an additional 88,535 shares in the last quarter. Intl Gru Incorporated holds 195,587 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Madison Inv Hldgs invested 0.24% of its portfolio in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Putnam Invs Limited Company reported 299,039 shares. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its position in shares of Aflac by 5.9% in the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,391 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. Delta Lloyd Nv owns 35,687 shares or 0.08% of their U.S. portfolio. Chesley Taft Associates Limited Com reported 4,000 shares. Broderick Brian C has invested 0.19% in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Strs Ohio accumulated 0% or 42,100 shares. Bartlett & Lc stated it has 300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Its down 0.67, from 1.67 in 2016Q3. 5,400 were accumulated by Palisade Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company Nj. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 1.35M shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Swiss Natl Bank stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). United Automobile Association holds 133,566 shares. Alps Advsr stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Williams Jones And Associate Lc stated it has 7,724 shares. Amalgamated Bancshares invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Meritor Inc (NYSE:MTOR). Bnp Paribas Invest Prtn Sa reported 274,559 shares. (NASDAQ:ANGO). Art Advsrs Ltd Com invested in 0.04% or 37,300 shares. Bowling Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.1% invested in Meritor Inc (NYSE:MTOR) for 52,573 shares. Boston Prtnrs reported 32.07M shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt reported 4.77M shares. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of Aflac from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and upped their target price for the stock from $75.00 to $78.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Therefore 14% are positive. Meritor had 14 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was reinitiated by Piper Jaffray on Friday, April 8 with "Neutral". RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Underperform" rating and $66 target in Monday, May 1 report. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, May 12 by Goldman Sachs. Sandler O'Neill downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Monday, May 23 report. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with "Underperform" on Friday, October 7. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 2 by Vertical Research.

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