Qv Investors INC Raised Its Stake in Aflac INC (AFL) by $22.74 Million

September 8, 2018 - By Matthew Richard

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 7.76 in Q1 2018. Its up 6.70, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 56 investors sold AFL shares while 35 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 624 raised stakes. 1.00 billion shares or 291.45% more from 256.45 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Paloma Ptnrs Mngmt has invested 0.05% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Lord Abbett And Lc has invested 0.06% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 804,260 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 79,631 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc accumulated 372 shares. Fisher Asset Ltd Co, Washington-based fund reported 137,060 shares. Washington Trust National Bank, a Washington-based fund reported 3,334 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs invested in 19,266 shares or 0.04% of the stock. 4.17M were reported by Schroder Investment Mgmt Grp. Mufg Americas Holdg stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Ashfield Cap Lc invested in 0.38% or 65,914 shares. 16.41M were accumulated by Wells Fargo And Mn. Fincl Bank Of America Corp De accumulated 2.46 million shares. Aqr Ltd Company reported 0.69% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). 468,500 are held by Polar Cap Ltd Liability Partnership.

Since March 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $3.32 million activity. KNAPP CHARLES B also sold $437,155 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) shares.

Qv Investors Inc increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 102.12% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Qv Investors Inc bought 528,730 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.05 million shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $45.79 million, up from 517,750 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qv Investors Inc who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $46.82. About 2.55M shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.38% since September 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

Qv Investors Inc, which manages about $1.15 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 34,400 shares to 617,429 shares, valued at $56.35 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in At&T Inc (NYSE:T) by 353,880 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.03 million shares, and cut its stake in Domtar Corp (NYSE:UFS).

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering AFLAC Inc (NYSE:AFL), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. AFLAC Inc had 10 analyst reports since March 20, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, March 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 17 by Credit Suisse. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of AFL in report on Tuesday, March 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, August 7 with “Neutral”. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 1 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral” on Monday, March 26. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 21 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, April 5 with “Hold”.

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