January 24, 2018

EPS for Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Expected At $1.55

13 January 2018, 05:24 | Hattie Nash

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 14,260 shares of the company's stock worth $1,030,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the period. Autodesk Inc now has $24.70B valuation. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $19.76. About 597,328 shares traded.

Analysts await Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) to report earnings on January, 30. It has outperformed by 149.99% the S&P500.

Decatur Capital Management Inc increased Aflac Inc. After $-0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Community Health Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -64.94% EPS growth. (AFL)'s stock rose 3.90%. The hedge fund run by John Armitage held 16.92M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $881.36 million, up from 13.73 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of AFLAC by 244.3% in the 3rd quarter. About 38,767 shares traded.

Highbridge Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 98.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 44 investors sold AFL shares while 297 reduced holdings. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its stake in shares of AFLAC by 392.0% during the 3rd quarter. Perkins Capital Management holds 15,450 shares or 1.32% of its portfolio. Bb&T accumulated 0.17% or 238,857 shares. Athena Capital Advisors Llc owns 46,780 shares or 0.16% of their U.S. portfolio. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Southeast Asset Advsrs Inc reported 68,465 shares.

Pitcairn invested in 0.05% or 5,935 shares. The New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt has invested 0.02% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Sun Life Fin reported 100 shares. On Monday, July 3 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal Weight". Envestnet Asset Management owns 0% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 23,317 shares. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability invested in 0.01% or 294 shares. Exxonmobil Investment Tx holds 72,174 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio.

First National Trust Co increased Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) stake by 6,461 shares to 112,738 valued at $13.25M in 2017Q3. Therefore 10% are positive. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a "market perform" rating and issued a $90.00 price objective (up from $84.00) on shares of AFLAC in a report on Tuesday. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Sunday, November 26 report.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 1.93%, and a 50-day SMA of 4.15%. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse. Wells Fargo maintained it with "Hold" rating and $90.0 target in Tuesday, January 9 report. The company has a market capitalization of $35,380.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.06, a PEG ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.02. "The rating was upgraded by Bruyette & Woods;KBW; KBW" on Thursday, August 27 to "Mkt Perform". On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Neutral".

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Stock's minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $6 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $20. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading 3.94% away from it's 52- week high and 91.77% away from its 52 week low.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $2.69 million activity. The insider JOHNSON DOUGLAS WAYNE sold 1,500 shares worth $125,363.

In other AFLAC news, COO Masatoshi Koide sold 6,250 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 28th. The insider Daniels James Todd sold 620 shares worth $50,525. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 25,037 shares in the company, valued at $2,203,256. The financial services provider reported $1.70 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.63 by $0.07. The financial services provider reported $1.70 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.63 by $0.07.

Among 27 analysts covering Autodesk Inc. Autodesk Inc. had 108 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has " rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, April 19. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 19 to "Underperform". The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, February 4 with "Buy". (NASDAQ:ADSK) on Monday, August 31 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:DGICA) rating on Friday, July 14. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, December 11 by Sandler O'Neill. The rating was initiated by Mitsubishi UFJ on Tuesday, February 9 with "Neutral". The firm earned " rating on Monday, October 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold ADSK shares while 132 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. Wallington Asset Ltd reported 59,272 shares or 1.28% of all its holdings. Hexavest Incorporated reported 2,400 shares. Invesco Limited holds 2.14M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:ADSK). 21,593 are held by Stephens Ar. Associated Banc Corp boosted its position in shares of Aflac by 0.5% in the second quarter. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 0.07 and a current ratio of 0.07. Cambridge Inv Research invested in 26,857 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio invested in 0.02% or 207,837 shares. Mount Lucas Mngmt L P holds 130,630 shares.

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