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

Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC increased its position in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) by 0.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 82,349 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 68 shares during the period. AFLAC accounts for 1.1% of Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 29th largest position. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC’s holdings in AFLAC were worth $5,964,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Parallel Advisors LLC bought a new position in AFLAC during the fourth quarter worth approximately $115,000. TLP Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of AFLAC during the third quarter valued at about $123,000. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC raised its position in shares of AFLAC by 41.7% in the third quarter. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 1,766 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 520 shares during the last quarter. Norway Savings Bank acquired a new position in shares of AFLAC during the fourth quarter valued at about $152,000. Finally, Oakworth Capital Inc. raised its position in shares of AFLAC by 17.7% in the third quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 2,160 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 325 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.45% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AFLAC (NYSE:AFL)

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) opened at 74.39 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $29.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.10 and a beta of 1.01. AFLAC Incorporated has a 1-year low of $66.50 and a 1-year high of $76.88. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $73.23 and a 200 day moving average price of $71.12.

AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The financial services provider reported $1.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.62 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $5.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.40 billion. AFLAC had a net margin of 11.79% and a return on equity of 13.10%. The firm’s revenue was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.74 EPS. Equities analysts expect that AFLAC Incorporated will post $6.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 22nd. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.31%. AFLAC’s payout ratio is 26.75%.

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Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “underperform” rating and issued a $66.00 price target (up previously from $62.00) on shares of AFLAC in a research note on Monday. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on AFLAC from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AFLAC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Vetr raised AFLAC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.50 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on AFLAC from $75.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.71.

In other AFLAC news, Director Robert B. Johnson sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.92, for a total value of $141,840.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,281 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,367,408.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Charles D. Lake II sold 8,693 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.85, for a total transaction of $615,899.05. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 28,756 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,037,362.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 52,630 shares of company stock worth $3,760,333 over the last quarter. 3.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

AFLAC Company Profile

Aflac Incorporated is a business holding company. 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’s insurance business consists of two segments: Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S.

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