Analysts See $1.55 EPS for Aflac (AFL); Tesla Motors Has 1.3 Sentiment

AFL's profit will be $609.38 million for 14.64 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. The financial services provider reported $1.70 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.07. On the stock's most recent trading day, the company's shares ended the regular session at $90.00, which is 0.11% lower than its 52-week high. 250.65 million shares or 1.32% less from 254.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 7.68% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.21% the S&P500. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.74 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that AFLAC Incorporated will post 6.76 earnings per share for the current year. Therefore 50% are positive. Guggenheim initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. The firm earned " rating on Monday, October 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Buy" rating and $20.0 target. Lyrical Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 3.72% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 3.50 million shares. Therefore 10% are positive. After having $1.70 EPS previously, Aflac Incorporated's analysts see -8.82% EPS growth.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Wells Fargo & Co Reiterates "Market Perform" Rating for AFLAC (AFL)" was originally published by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS. 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. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Aflac Incorporated (AFL) is Hold. The rating was downgraded by Sandler O'Neill to "Hold" on Monday, May 23. SunTrust maintained it with "Hold" rating and $85.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Friday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AFL in report on Monday, July 31 with "Sell" rating. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of TSLA in report on Thursday, January 19 to "Overweight" rating. Cleararc Cap stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL).

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Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $2.69 million activity. The insider Daniels James Todd sold 620 shares worth $50,525. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 188,050 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $14,607,000 after acquiring an additional 22,802 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of AFLAC by 13.0% during the second quarter. JOHNSON DOUGLAS WAYNE sold 1,500 shares worth $125,363. The Company is involved in supplemental health and life insurance, which is marketed and administered through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac). The company had revenue of $5.51 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.48 billion. 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. Its up 0.16, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. Fuller Thaler Asset Management invested in 4,900 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,303,597 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $106,100,000 after buying an additional 1,038,628 shares during the last quarter. Cetera Advisor Net Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). 451,145 are held by Zacks Inv Management. Denali Ltd Llc holds 2.27% or 168,749 shares. Keybank National Association Oh holds 0.06% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 131,641 shares. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. Dnb Asset Mgmt As has 22,624 shares. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0.02% or 888,367 shares. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan accumulated 0.22% or 15,000 shares. Associated Banc Corp boosted its position in shares of Aflac by 0.5% in the second quarter. Peninsula Asset Mngmt Inc owns 36,140 shares or 2.16% of their USA portfolio. The institutional investor held 130,630 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.63M, down from 139,177 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bank Of New York Mellon holds 3.33M shares. Marshwinds Advisory has invested 0.12% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. 181.64 million shares or 1.48% less from 184.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. It is negative, as 44 investors sold AFL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. Spinnaker Tru accumulated 0.07% or 6,560 shares. Comerica Comml Bank has invested 0.09% in Autodesk, Inc. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0% in Donegal Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICA) or 35,647 shares. Lbmc Inv Advsr Lc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). (NASDAQ:ADSK). First Republic Mgmt invested 0.14% in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) to report earnings on March, 1. 451,608 are owned by Vanguard Group Inc Incorporated Inc. FMR LLC now owns 7,106,003 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $551,994,000 after acquiring an additional 736,703 shares during the period. Cyrus Capital Partners L.P. owns 2.90 million shares or 2.88% of their U.S. portfolio.



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