July 12, 2018 – By Estela Ashley
Academy Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 75.68% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Academy Capital Management Inc sold 75,683 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 24,321 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.06M, down from 100,004 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Academy Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $32.89 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.69% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $42.49. About 3.89 million shares traded or 28.02% up from the average. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.38% since July 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.
Valley National Advisers Inc increased its stake in Disney Walt Co (DIS) by 187.81% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Valley National Advisers Inc bought 11,817 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,109 shares of the television services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.82M, up from 6,292 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $160.63 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.90% or $2.01 during the last trading session, reaching $108.04. About 11.75M shares traded or 37.85% up from the average. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has declined 4.73% since July 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.30% the S&P500. Some Historical DIS News: 09/03/2018 – New York Post: Peyton Manning will say no to ESPN, replacing Jon Gruden; 08/05/2018 – Disney 2Q Media Networks Rev $6.14B; 07/05/2018 – Bigger Than Disney: Universal Beijing Park’s Construction Budget Doubles; 23/05/2018 – Comcast gears up to gatecrash Disney’s $66bn pact with Murdoch to buy Fox; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Dividend Income Adds Disney, Exits Tapestry; 14/03/2018 – Disney Reorganization Anticipates 21st Century Fox Assets; 17/04/2018 – Andrew Wallenstein: Exclusive w/ @gdanielholloway: 21st Century Fox just teamed up with arch rival Disney in a joint bid for TV; 12/04/2018 – UK’S TAKEOVER PANEL – EXECUTIVE CONSIDERS SECURING CONTROL OF SKY MIGHT REASONABLY BE CONSIDERED TO BE SIGNIFICANT PURPOSE OF DISNEY’S ACQUIRING CONTROL OF FOX; 11/05/2018 – ‘Star Wars’ spaceship lands at Disney’s ‘Solo’ premiere in Hollywood; 09/05/2018 – Walmart, Party City, and Disney are making headlines this morning
Analysts await Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) to report earnings on July, 26 after the close. They expect $0.99 earnings per share, up 7.61% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.92 per share. AFL’s profit will be $766.42 million for 10.73 P/E if the $0.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.05 actual earnings per share reported by Aflac Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.71% negative EPS growth.
Investors sentiment increased to 7.76 in 2018 Q1. Its up 6.70, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It is positive, 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. Timber Hill Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.04% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Boston Family Office Llc has invested 0.88% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Toth Fin Advisory Corporation accumulated 1.19% or 112,044 shares. Palladium Prtnrs Ltd Liability holds 0.21% or 65,260 shares in its portfolio. Becker Cap Management Inc, Oregon-based fund reported 8,540 shares. Nuance Invs Ltd owns 0.86% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 291,073 shares. Strs Ohio reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Dupont invested in 91,990 shares. 16.41M are owned by Wells Fargo & Comm Mn. Telemus Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 39,175 shares. Sand Hill Glob Ltd Company invested in 0.39% or 9,122 shares. Denali Llc owns 333,610 shares or 2.34% of their US portfolio. Hendley & invested 0.11% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). United Kingdom-based Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0.11% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability holds 0.16% or 60,651 shares.
Among 22 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Aflac Incorporated had 60 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, May 10. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, April 14. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, April 19. On Friday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $71.0 target in Monday, October 9 report. Barclays Capital maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) rating on Monday, July 3. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $73 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AFL in report on Monday, July 10 with “Sell” rating. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Bank of America.
Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 5 sales for $5.69 million activity. Lloyd Karole bought $178,090 worth of stock. 550 shares valued at $49,022 were bought by MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L on Tuesday, February 20. KNAPP CHARLES B sold $437,155 worth of stock or 10,000 shares. On Friday, June 29 the insider KIRSCH ERIC M sold $2.88 million. Another trade for 24,983 shares valued at $2.24M was made by AMOS DANIEL P on Friday, February 16. 1,300 shares were sold by TILLMAN AUDREY B, worth $117,123 on Wednesday, February 28.
Another recent and important Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Dividend Champion Spotlight: Aflac Incorporated” on July 05, 2018.
Among 40 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 23 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 160 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, August 17. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Argus Research maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Friday, August 7. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $10.55 target. FBR Capital maintained the shares of DIS in report on Friday, April 7 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 23 by Bank of America. UBS maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Thursday, September 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 9. Credit Suisse maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Thursday, May 12. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $128 target.
Valley National Advisers Inc, which manages about $555.94 million and $268.95M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSCK) by 389,210 shares to 917,730 shares, valued at $19.33M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHO) by 9,298 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 41 shares, and cut its stake in Ppg Inds Inc (NYSE:PPG).
More notable recent The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Canadian backlash against US companies” on June 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Incredibles 2 shatters box office record” published on June 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Disney: Playing The Game To Win” on June 29, 2018. More interesting news about The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Disney Looks Undervalued” published on July 02, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Disney patents tech for new daytime entertainment option” with publication date: June 18, 2018.
Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $274,921 activity. 1,797 The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) shares with value of $194,780 were sold by LEWIS AYLWIN B.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.14, from 0.9 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 81 investors sold DIS shares while 615 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 606 raised stakes. 906.82 million shares or 1.20% more from 896.07 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cutter & Brokerage stated it has 0.11% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Lvm Management Limited Mi stated it has 1.96% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Mountain Pacific Inv Advisers Id invested 0.03% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Wealth Architects Ltd Llc reported 2,850 shares. Amp Cap Invsts Limited holds 906,363 shares or 0.51% of its portfolio. Pettee Invsts Inc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 29,835 shares. Zevin Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 5,079 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Charter Trust reported 0.2% stake. Samlyn Cap Ltd Liability Company accumulated 738,832 shares or 1.63% of the stock. Old Natl Bancorp In holds 0.05% or 9,373 shares in its portfolio. Capital Interest Investors invested in 1.63M shares. Cypress Capital Management Ltd Liability holds 0.29% or 15,158 shares. Moreover, Whitnell & has 1.52% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 36,280 shares. Orrstown Fincl Services owns 8,868 shares or 1.05% of their US portfolio. Fdx Advisors has 27,049 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio.
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