As Aflac INC (AFL) Share Price Declined, Waters Parkerson & Company Has Upped Its Holding

June 29, 2018 - By Judy Temple

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 7.76 in Q1 2018. Its up 6.70, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 56 investors sold AFL shares while 35 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 624 raised stakes. 1.00 billion shares or 291.45% more from 256.45 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Caprock Gru Inc stated it has 11,442 shares. Grimes & Communications stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Zebra Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 33,976 shares or 0.53% of their US portfolio. Aviva Public Limited Liability holds 0.11% or 394,654 shares in its portfolio. Old Mutual Global Invsts (Uk) Ltd stated it has 1.71% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Fmr Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.07% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Blume Mngmt reported 0.05% stake. Kopp Inv Advisors Ltd Liability reported 20,036 shares. Caxton Associate Lp invested 0.17% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Motley Fool Asset Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.04% or 7,320 shares. Gamble Jones Inv Counsel invested in 0.07% or 16,341 shares. 65,260 were reported by Palladium Partners Lc. Advantus Cap Inc invested in 0.09% or 78,986 shares. Missouri-based Jag Capital Llc has invested 0.41% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Argyle Cap Mngmt holds 0.21% or 12,020 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $2.81 million activity. 2,648 shares valued at $239,194 were sold by HOWARD JUNE P on Wednesday, February 28. On Monday, March 26 KNAPP CHARLES B sold $437,155 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 10,000 shares. AMOS DANIEL P sold 24,983 shares worth $2.24 million. Shares for $49,022 were bought by MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L on Tuesday, February 20. Another trade for 1,300 shares valued at $117,123 was made by TILLMAN AUDREY B on Wednesday, February 28.

Waters Parkerson & Company increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 98.08% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waters Parkerson & Company bought 275,941 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 557,283 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $24.39 million, up from 281,342 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waters Parkerson & Company who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $33.55 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $43.34. About 1.50 million shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.38% since June 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

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 has $100.0 highest and $45.0 lowest target. $66.17’s average target is 52.68% above currents $43.34 stock price. AFLAC Inc had 15 analyst reports since January 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, March 21, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, March 26 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Tuesday, March 27. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, March 20 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, February 1. As per Tuesday, January 9, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, January 22. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, April 5 by Sandler O’Neill.

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