Waters Parkerson & Company Has Boosted Its Aflac INC (AFL) Position

June 29, 2018 - By Shawn Hawthorne

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 7.76 in Q1 2018. Its up 6.70, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It increased, 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. Td Asset Mgmt has 976,870 shares. Haverford Tru Com has invested 0.02% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Pinebridge Invests LP holds 98,639 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Geode Cap Mgmt Lc owns 9.22M shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Deutsche Bankshares Ag invested 0.06% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Security Commercial Bank Of So Dak accumulated 26,762 shares or 1.34% of the stock. 35,770 are held by Murphy Cap Mngmt. Stephens Ar, a Arkansas-based fund reported 150,023 shares. Walter And Keenan Consulting Communication Mi Adv stated it has 0.19% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company reported 60,651 shares. Westwood Mgmt Corporation Il, a Illinois-based fund reported 4,800 shares. Stifel Corporation invested 0.12% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). West Oak Cap Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 15,710 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough stated it has 4,620 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 0.14% stake.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $2.81 million activity. KNAPP CHARLES B sold $437,155 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Monday, March 26. $2.24M worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was sold by AMOS DANIEL P on Friday, February 16. Another trade for 1,300 shares valued at $117,123 was sold by TILLMAN AUDREY B. 2,648 shares were sold by HOWARD JUNE P, worth $239,194. MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L bought $49,022 worth of stock.

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 $24.39M, 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 $33.55B 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 rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Tuesday, March 27. Bank of America maintained the shares of AFL in report on Monday, March 26 with “Neutral” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of AFL in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 5 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Hold” on Wednesday, March 21. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold”. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, March 20. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by SunTrust. Raymond James upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Monday, January 22 report.

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