Here’s how analysts see Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) after this past week.

May 16, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. 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.
Amp Capital Investors Ltd has 0.14% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 304,454 shares. Dearborn Prtnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 4,248 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Suntrust Banks Inc owns 0.03% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 73,314 shares. 1.25 million are held by Smead Mngmt Incorporated. Chesley Taft Associates Ltd Llc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 4,000 shares. Ckw Fincl Grp accumulated 605 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Buckingham Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 2,968 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Victory Capital Management invested in 3.83 million shares or 0.71% of the stock. 24,955 are held by Boston Private Wealth Lc. 10,441 are held by Kentucky Retirement Insurance Fund. The Sweden-based Nordea Investment Ab has invested 0.74% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Mgmt owns 76,521 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Asset Mgmt Of Georgia Ga Adv invested in 0.43% or 6,925 shares. California Employees Retirement Sys holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 1.15M shares. Colony Group Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 7,568 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $2.81 million activity. 2,000 shares were bought by Lloyd Karole, worth $178,090. TILLMAN AUDREY B also sold $117,123 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Wednesday, February 28. MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L had bought 550 shares worth $49,022 on Tuesday, February 20. $239,194 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) shares were sold by HOWARD JUNE P. Another trade for 24,983 shares valued at $2.24M was sold by AMOS DANIEL P.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering AFLAC Inc (NYSE:AFL), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. AFLAC Inc had 17 analyst reports since November 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold”. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $47 target in Tuesday, March 27 report. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rating on Sunday, November 26. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $85.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, December 21 report. Raymond James upgraded Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rating on Monday, January 22. Raymond James has “Buy” rating and $100.0 target. Bank of America maintained the shares of AFL in report on Monday, March 26 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, March 21 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 5 by Sandler O’Neill. Below is a list of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) latest ratings and price target changes.

26/04/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $47.0000
25/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral New Target: $49 Initiates Coverage On
05/04/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $47.0000 Maintain
27/03/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $94 New Target: $47 Maintain
26/03/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Neutral New Target: $49 Maintain
21/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain
20/03/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral New Target: $98 Initiates Coverage On
01/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $95.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $92.0 Maintain

The stock increased 1.00% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $45.55. About 867,170 shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.05% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.50% the S&P500.

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 $35.26 billion. It operates through two divisions, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. It has a 7.89 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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