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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Position Boosted by Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC

AFLAC Incorporated

The fund owned 82,349 shares of the financial services provider's stock after buying an additional 68 shares during the period.

Analysts await AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) to report earnings on April, 25.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Shares for $366,746 were sold by HOWARD JUNE P. $141,831 worth of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) shares were sold by JOHNSON ROBERT B. Kwmg LLC raised its position in shares of AFLAC by 4.0% in the third quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 4,217,298 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $293,524,000 after buying an additional 1,817,630 shares during the last quarter. Willis Investment Counsel raised its position in shares of AFLAC by 90.7% in the fourth quarter. Bollard Group LLC now owns 2,325 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Finally, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. raised its position in shares of AFLAC by 6.6% in the fourth quarter. Moreno Evelyn V now owns 51,149 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $3,416,000 after buying an additional 19,641 shares during the period.

Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC boosted its position in shares of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 0.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company has market cap of $29.84 billion.

The stock's price is trading higher to its 52 week low of $66.50 with +11.53% and moving down from its 52 week high price of $74.50 with -0.44%.

Shares outstanding are recorded as 401.18 M and total shares floated are 392.44 M. Company's distance from 20 day simple moving average is 2.02% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 3.04%.

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AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.54 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.09. AFLAC had a return on equity of 13.10% and a net margin of 11.79%. The company had revenue of $6 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.65 billion. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 1.81, and it's gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) are 1.33%; 2.44% for the month; 1.32% for the last quarter; 7.71% for the past six-months; and 5.99% for the last 12 months. On average, analysts anticipate that AFLAC Incorporated will post $6.43 earnings per share for the current year.

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Analyst Recommendations are opinions given by analysts to their clients about whether a given stock is worth buying or not. Its last finishing price was +2.30% up the SMA50 of $72.50 and +4.63% above from the SMA 200 of $70.89.

Among 15 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $73.64 on the shares of Aflac Incorporated (AFL). Bank of America Corp upgraded AFLAC from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and increased their price target for the stock from $75.00 to $78.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. They set a "neutral" rating and a $73.00 price objective on the stock. Evercore ISI upgraded AFLAC from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. The stock is now showing its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 2 Percent. The insider LAKE CHARLES D II sold 8,693 shares worth $615,884. The company had a trading volume of 1,541,697 shares. The lower end of the projection is $1.59 per share, while the higher end is $1.66 per share. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 19,281 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,367,408.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 52,630 shares of company stock valued at $3,760,333 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 3.90% of the company's stock.

Aflac Incorporated's (AFL) price volatility for a month noted as 1.13% however its price volatility for a week documented as 1.01%. The Firm is involved in supplemental health and life insurance, which is marketed and administered through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus. The Company's insurance business consists of two segments: Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. The Company designs the United States insurance products to provide supplemental coverage for people having medical or primary insurance coverage.

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