Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) recovered 24.74% of its value since hitting low of $36.40. The recent move of 0.69% gain helped the stock to close at $45.41 when trading ended on 05/16/2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $44.935 and $45.66. This company shares are 2.95% off its target price of $46.75 and the current market capitalization stands at $35.02B. The recent change has given its price a 1.52% lead over SMA 50 and -1.69% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 0.51% gains, 3.62% gains and 7.61% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found AFL’s volatility during a week at 1.32% and during a month it has been found around 1.33%.Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Top Holders
Institutional investors currently hold around $24.07 billion or 71.8% in AFL stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Vanguard Group Inc owns $2.96 billion in Aflac Incorporated, which represents roughly 8.45% of the company’s market cap and approximately 12.29% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 51,061,717 shares of the stock are valued at $2.3 billion. The third largest holder is State Street Corp, which currently holds $1.8 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 5.15% of its market capitalization.
At the end of 03/31/2018 reporting period, 407 institutional holders increased their position in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by some 38,131,308 shares, 488 decreased positions by 59,442,544 and 178 held positions by 436,015,178. That puts total institutional holdings at 533,589,030 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 103 new institutional investments totaling 8,272,480 shares while 76 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 5,325,554 shares.Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Insider Trades
Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Aflac Incorporated disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Knapp Charles B has sold 10,000 shares of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) in trading session dated Mar. 26, 2018. These shares are worth $437,200 and were traded at $43.72 each. The SEC filing shows that Tillman Audrey B performed a sale of 2,600 shares. The Executive Vice President disposed these shares by way of transaction on Feb. 28, 2018. The company’s shares were given away at $45.05 per share worth to an income of some $117,130 on account of Tillman Audrey B.
Sr. Vice President, Howard June P, sold 5,296 common shares of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) in the open market. In a transaction dated Feb. 28, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $45.17, raking in a sum of $239,220. After this sale, 50,856 common shares of AFL are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $2,309,371.
In the transaction dated Feb. 20, 2018, the great number of shares acquired came courtesy the Director; Lloyd Karole added a total of 4,000 shares at an average price of $44.53, amounting to approximately $178,120. The insider now directly owns 18,526 shares worth $841,266.
Several analysts have released their opinion on Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), with 3 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 7 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.64 average brokerage recommendation.