Magnetar Financial LLC Acquires 31777 Shares of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

Cornelia Mascio
Dicembre 7, 2017

Its up 0.15, from 0.82 in 2017Q1.

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) President Kriss Cloninger III sold 6,057 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. Smead Capital Management Inc., a Washington-based fund reported 1.32 million shares. The Evergreen Capital Management Llc holds 5,285 shares with $870,000 value, up from 1,940 last quarter. With the current EPS in mind, the traders can be fully aware of the company's profitability condition. Nippon Life Insurance has 21,800 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

This company has been competing with others in the Financial space and offers its own combination of interesting factors Aflac Incorporated (AFL) now trades with a market capitalization of $34.36 Billion. California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 0.12% or 746,061 shares. Atwood & Palmer Inc. grew its holdings in shares of AFLAC by 320.5% during the second quarter. Richard Bernstein Advsrs Ltd Liability Co owns 37,001 shares or 0.22% of their USA portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Communication has invested 0.04% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL).

AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. AMOS PAUL S II also sold $17.25M worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) shares. Farmers Merchants Invs accumulated 79,684 shares or 0.52% of the stock. Atria Lc holds 40,027 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Bankshares Of reported 69,652 shares. 176.11 million shares or 4.62% less from 184.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Choate has 0% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 58,857 shares.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 insider sales for $17.37 million activity. SRB Corp now owns 2,153 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 90 shares in the last quarter.

Bragg Financial Advisors Inc increased Dst Sys Inc Del (DST) stake by 100% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Greatmark Investment Partners Inc. owns 264,112 shares or 8.22% of their United States portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 4,397 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Wbi Investments Inc who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $34.44 billion market cap company.

The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $87.58. Atwood & Palmer Inc. now owns 1,312 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $102,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned "Hold" rating by Sandler O'Neill on Friday, December 11. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

Wbi Investments Inc, which manages about $2.52B and $2.30 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Deluxe Corp (NYSE:DLX) by 95,035 shares to 122,891 shares, valued at $8.51M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Absolute Shs Tr (WBIB) by 478,948 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.32M shares, and has risen its stake in Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY). Analysts have placed a $83.23 price target on Aflac Incorporated, suggesting a -5.25% decline from recent close. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $1.74 earnings per share. After $1.70 actual earnings per share reported by Aflac Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.82% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 14, 2017" on November 13, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Aflac Incorporated's (AFL) CEO Dan Amos on 2018 Outlook Conference Call ..." published on December 01, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: "Aflac Incorporated to Webcast, Live, at VirtualInvestorConferences.com December 7" on December 04, 2017. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.74 EPS. research analysts anticipate that AFLAC Incorporated will post 6.76 earnings per share for the current year. Therefore 6% are positive. Over the course of the a year ago AFL has set a 52-week high of $88.10 while the corresponding low set was $66.50. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $79.79. Aflac Incorporated had 44 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. AFLAC now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $79.79. Wood upgraded the shares of AFL in report on Thursday, August 27 to "Market Perform" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sell" rating and $71.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. The firm has a market cap of $34,534.26, a P/E ratio of 13.03, a PEG ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 1.02. RBC Capital Markets maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rating on Monday, July 10. The firm has "Underperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, December 9. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold" on Thursday, February 4. Wells Fargo & Company set a $84.00 price target on shares of AFLAC and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

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