Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Sellers Strengthened Their Shorts By 64.02%

April 17, 2018 - By Richard Doty

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Big Money Sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.17, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. The ratio increased due to Aflac Incorporated positioning: 41 sold and 286 reduced. 95 funds acquired stakes and 250 increased stakes. Investors holded 250.65 million in 2017Q3 but now own 256.45 million shares or 2.31% more.
Atria Invs Ltd Com has 46,752 shs. 3,097 are owned by Lbmc Advsr. Fincl Architects invested in 6,608 shs or 0.1% of the stock. Beacon Cap Management stated it has 0% of its capital in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Stadion Money Management Limited Liability holds 0.06% of its capital in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 21,287 shs. Hsbc Holdg Public Limited invested in 610,348 shs. Peapack Gladstone Fincl Corporation holds 0.01% or 2,585 shs in its capital. Keating Counselors stated it has 8,769 shs. New York-based Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Capital Wealth Planning Limited Liability Co holds 4.31% or 35,600 shs. Willingdon Wealth reported 0.38% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 37,953 shs or 0.13% of its capital. Jane Street Group Limited Liability has 0% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Goldman Sachs accumulated 0.09% or 4.07M shs. First Fin In, a Indiana-based fund reported 75 shs.

Aflac Incorporated had 5 sales and 2 insider purchases since October 26, 2017. This’s net activity of $2.83 million. On Wednesday, February 28 TILLMAN AUDREY B sold $117,123 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). $437,155 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was sold by KNAPP CHARLES B on Monday, March 26. Lloyd Karole bought $178,090 worth of stock. Shares for $2.24M were sold by AMOS DANIEL P on Friday, February 16. Another trade for 550 shs valued at $49,022 was made by MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L on Tuesday, February 20.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) had an increase of its shares shorted by 64.02%. In April was published AFL’s total 11.70 million shares shorted by FINRA. The 7.13 million previous shares are up with 64.02%. 2 days will cost AFL With 5.17 million average volume to restore its former position. Aflac Incorporated float short is 3.01%.

On during the last trading session the stock increased $0.43 or 0.96%, reaching $45.2.Currently Aflac Incorporated is uptrending after 21.05% change in last April 17, 2017. AFL has 1.31M shares volume. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 9.50%.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products.The firm is worth $35.23 billion. It operates through two divisions, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S.The P/E ratio is 7.83. 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.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 13 have positions in Aflac (NYSE:AFL) as follows: 3 rated it a “Buy”, 1 with “Sell” and 9 with “Hold”. The positive are 23%. The firm has $100.0 highest while $45.0 is the lowest [Target]. The average target $72.42 is 60.22% above the last ($45.2) price. Since October 18, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Aflac has 19 analyst reports. On Monday, January 22 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Raymond James. On Friday, November 10 the stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. In Tuesday, March 27 report JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating. On Tuesday, March 20 the firm earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, December 21 Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, February 1 RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AFL in report with “Sell” rating. On Monday, March 26 Bank of America maintained the shares of AFL in report with “Neutral” rating. On Monday, November 13 the stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, April 5 the rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold”. The stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold” on Thursday, February 1.

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