Impact of Brokerage Rating on Aflac Incorporated(AFL)

Many Aflac Incorporated(AFL) Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock. AFLAC Incorporated was Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 2, 2017 to Underperform, Lowers Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $65 .AFLAC Incorporated was Initiated by Citigroup to Neutral on Jan 26, 2017. AFLAC Incorporated was Downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts on Dec 9, 2016 to Underperform, Lowers Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $74 .

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 3, 2017, Karole Lloyd (director) purchased 2,000 shares at 68.44 per share price.On Dec 21, 2016, James Todd Daniels (Exec. Vice President) sold 1,100 shares at 69.18 per share price.On Dec 19, 2016, Kriss Iii Cloninger (President) sold 3,500 shares at 69.46 per share price.

AFLAC Incorporated Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 31, 2017. The company reported $1.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.17. Analyst had a consensus of $1.63. The company had revenue of $5995.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5639.21 million. The companys revenue was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.56 EPS.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has received a short term rating of sell from experts at Zacks with a rank of 4. The stock has been rated an average of 2.93 by 15 Brokerage Firm. 2 Wall Street Firms have rated the stock as a strong buys. 11 Brokerage Firms have advised hold. 1 Analysts have rated it as strong sell. A sell rating was given by 1 analyst.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL): 12 analysts have set the short term price target of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) at $71.58. The standard deviation of short term price target has been estimated at $3.82, implying that the actual price may fluctuate by this value. The higher and the lower price estimates are $ 78 and $65 respectively.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rose 0.08% or 0.06 points on Tuesday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $70.86 the stock was seen hitting $71.22 as a peak level and $70.7 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $71.04. The daily volume was measured at 2,167,057 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $74.5 and the 52-week low is $57.31. The company has a market cap of $28,829 million.

AFLAC Inc. is a general business holding company and acts as a management company, overseeing the operations of its subsidiaries by providing management services and making capital available. Its primary business is supplemental health and life insurance, which is marketed and administered primarily through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus.


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