Torchmark Corporation (TMK) EPS Estimated At $1.46 on April, 18

April 17, 2018 - By Mary Markley

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1. That’s change of 0.18, from 2017Q3’s 0.82. 27 investors sold all, 143 reduced holdings as Torchmark Corporation ratio is positive. 111 increased stakes while 59 funds amassed stakes. Funds hold 79.58 million shares thus 0.47% more from 2017Q3’s 79.21 million shares.
Creative Planning invested 0% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). 350 were accumulated by Guardian Life Insur Of America. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 446,848 shs. Choate Investment Advisors has invested 0.04% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Howe & Rusling reported 18 shs or 0% of all its holdings. Barclays Public Limited has invested 0.01% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Brandywine Limited Com holds 273,345 shs or 0.15% of its capital. Legacy Private Tru holds 0.04% or 4,110 shs in its capital. Welch Forbes Lc holds 0.01% of its capital in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) for 3,025 shs. Pggm Invs holds 0.13% of its capital in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) for 261,700 shs. Moreover, Hillsdale Investment Mgmt has 0.06% invested in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Federated Invsts Inc Pa has invested 0% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Cibc World has invested 0.01% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Contravisory Invest Mgmt Inc holds 3,694 shs or 0.12% of its capital.

Torchmark Corporation registered $35.59 million net activity with 0 insider purchases and 20 sales since October 26, 2017. LUTEK BEN sold 52,500 shs worth $4.41M. On Thursday, January 4 28,500 shs were sold by MATSON KENNETH J, worth $2.59 million. Another trade for 24,000 shs valued at $2.07M was made by COLEMAN GARY L on Thursday, February 15. 18,750 Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) shs with value of $1.58M were sold by LEAVELL BILL. Another trade for 5,000 shs valued at $420,961 was made by HUTCHISON LARRY M on Tuesday, March 27. On Thursday, October 26 SMITH ROGER C also sold $2.54 million worth of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK).

On April, 18 Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK)’s earnings report is awaited by WallStreet, Faxor reports. This year’s earnings per share analyst estimate is awaited to be $1.46. That is 26.96 % up compareed to $1.15 earnings per share for last year. If reported the P/E will be 14.57 with $166.23 million profit. Last quarter $1.24 earnings per share was reported. Analysts sees 17.74 % EPS growth this quarter. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $85.09.Currently Torchmark Corporation is uptrending after 8.95% change in last April 17, 2017. TMK has 631,988 shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 2.60%.

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) Ratings Coverage

In total 7 analysts cover Torchmark (NYSE:TMK). “Buy” rating has 1, “Sell” are 3, while 3 are “Hold”. 14% are bullish. 10 are the (NYSE:TMK)’s analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Monday, November 13 the firm has “Underweight” rating given by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, October 26 SunTrust maintained Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) rating. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $85 target. On Wednesday, April 11 Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $9300 target. On Thursday, December 21 the stock of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. In Friday, November 10 report Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $83.0 target. On Thursday, April 5 the rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”.

Torchmark Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various life and health insurance products, and annuities in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.The company has $9.69 billion market cap. It operates through Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Annuities divisions.The P/E ratio is 6.96. The Life Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including traditional and interest-sensitive whole life and term life insurance, and other life insurance.

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