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Here's how analysts see AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) after this past week

20 June 2017, 09:53 | Kelvin Horton

The Prospector Partners Llc holds 80,000 shares with $5.57M value, down from 88,300 last quarter. Facebook Inc. now has $439.03 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.92% or $0.2 reaching $21.5 on the news. About 1.76M shares traded or 6.02% up from the average. AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 7.68% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending.

On December 9 the company was downgraded to "Underperform" from " by RBC Capital. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,233,685 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $160,535,000 after buying an additional 746,420 shares in the last quarter. The Rainier Investment Management Llc holds 181,750 shares with $6.99 million value, down from 290,940 last quarter. The stock rose 0.42% or $0.15 reaching $36.2. About 89,507 shares traded. AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDWR) has risen 64.61% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 23.48% the S&P500. "Maintains Stake in Aflac Incorporated (AFL)" was first posted by Transcript Daily and is owned by of Transcript Daily. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $1.74 EPS. AFL's profit will be $651.59 million for 12.14 P/E if the $1.63 EPS becomes a reality. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Aflac during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,454,272,000. Elizabeth Park Advsr owns 214,711 shares or 1.65% of their United States portfolio.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 15 selling transactions for $21.49 million activity. $362,589 worth of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was sold by JOHNSON ROBERT B on Tuesday, March 28. Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aflac during the third quarter valued at approximately $381,000. The shares were sold on March 31st for an average price of $72.39. YAMAUCHI HIROSHI had sold 19,850 shares worth $1.41 million. The insider AMOS PAUL S II sold $17.25M.

More important recent AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: "Aflac Incorporated to Webcast Live Presentation at VirtualInvestorConferences.com" on May 25, 2017, also Fool.com published article titled: "6 Things You Didn't Know About Aflac", Businesswire.com published: "AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Aflac Incorporated and Its Subsidiaries" on June 13, 2017. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 24th were given a $0.43 dividend. Its up 0.05, from 0.83 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 66 investors sold AFL shares while 316 reduced holdings. CWM LLC raised its position in shares of Aflac by 7.7% in the first quarter. For the outlook of the current financial quarter, Analysts think the firm will post 1.62 earnings per share.

Stifel holds 906,449 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Gamble Jones Inv Counsel owns 8,687 shares. Eam Invsts Ltd owns 136,311 shares.

Receive News & Ratings for Aflac Incorporated Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Aflac Incorporated and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. Spark Mgmt Ltd holds 0.03% or 15,800 shares in its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt owns 0% invested in Manitowoc Company Inc (NYSE:MTW) for 15,326 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The reported 403,472 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Tcw Group, a California-based fund reported 89,342 shares. Focused Wealth Management Incorporated reported 2,250 shares. Blue Chip Incorporated reported 0.15% of its portfolio in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Voloridge Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 196,137 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has invested 0% of its portfolio in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Hussman Strategic Advsr reported 126,650 shares or 1.75% of all its holdings. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Aflac from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $71.71 to $75.00 in a report on Monday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aflac from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $82.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, April 17th. Therefore 18% are positive. As per Monday, December 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The company has a market capitalization of $31.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.87 and a beta of 1.00. The stock has " rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, April 19.

04/14/2016 - Aflac Incorporated was upgraded to "outperform" by analysts at Macquarie. Teacher Retirement Of Texas holds 11,596 shares.

The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) registered an increase of 2.03% in short interest. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Thursday, August 27 by Wood. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, August 19. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to "Mkt Perform" on Thursday, January 7. The stock of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 2. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.00, for a total transaction of $101,664.00. (NYSE:AMN) was sold by FOLETTA MARK G. Henderson Ralph also sold $129,960 worth of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMN) on Thursday, February 16. Another trade for 3,650 shares valued at $255,404 was made by WILKEY ROBIN Y on Friday, February 10. The insider CLONINGER KRISS III sold 2,500 shares worth $194,291. 4,560 shares were sold by STERN ANDREW M, worth $189,812.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.92 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 34 investors sold MTW shares while 55 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 100.06 million shares or 0.40% more from 99.67 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Affinity Wealth stated it has 7,103 shares. They expect $1.63 EPS, down 4.68% or $0.08 from last year's $1.71 per share. Rmb Mngmt Limited Liability owns 317,545 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. Brick And Kyle Assocs accumulated 500 shares. Intrust Comml Bank Na reported 0.09% stake. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Limited Liability Com holds 0.02% or 329,101 shares in its portfolio. Pinnacle Financial Ptnrs Incorporated holds 0.04% or 2,879 shares.

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