Aflac Incorporated [AFL] stock for 1,085,052 USD was sold by Daniels James Todd

Investors can speculate about the future of a stock by watching how its insiders buy and sell stocks. Aflac Incorporated shares valued at $1,085,052 were sold by Daniels James Todd on Aug 15. At $64.03 per share, Daniels James Todd sold 16,946 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 53,025 shares worth approximately $3.11 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, WHITE TERESA L sold 10,000 shares, netting a total of over 592,440 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $59.24 each, the insider now holds 134,256 shares.

Before that, RIMER BARBARA K had sold 11,026 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $644,966, the Director traded Aflac Incorporated shares for $58.49 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 11,026 shares, worth approximately $1.96 million.

As published in their initiating research note from Citigroup on May 24, 2022, Aflac Incorporated [AFL] has been a Neutral and the price target has been revised to $60. This represents a 2.22% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at Jefferies started covering the stock with ‘”a Hold”‘ outlook in a report released in late January. As of January 21, 2022, Wolfe Research has initiated its “Peer perform” rating for AFL. Earlier on January 12, 2022, UBS resumed its rating. Their recommendation was “a Neutral” for AFL stock.

Analyzing AFL’s Price Performance

On Thursday, Aflac Incorporated [NYSE: AFL] plunged -1.87% to $58.67. The stock’s lowest price that day was $58.61, but it reached a high of $60.15 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -1.49%. Over the course of the year, Aflac Incorporated shares have jumped approximately 0.48%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $67.20 on 04/21/22 and a 52-week low of $52.07 on 06/16/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $59.57, while a 200-day SMA reached $60.00. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 2.44 million shares from 2.75 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 58.14, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 57.60. In the upper region, resistance lies at 59.68. The next price resistance is at 60.68. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 40.31 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -0.71, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 98.57%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Aflac Incorporated subject to short interest?

Stocks of Aflac Incorporated saw a sharp steep in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 dropping by -0.85 million shares to 8.78 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 9.63 million shares. A decline of -9.68% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 3.58 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 3.58.

Which companies own the most shares of Aflac Incorporated (AFL)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 52,260,963 shares, which is about 8.27% of the total AFL shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 246,200 from its previous 13-F filing of 52014763.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, SSgA Funds Management, Inc.’s stake is now worth $1,817,349,707. BlackRock Fund Advisors reduced a -9.06% interest valued at $1.73 billion while Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC sold a -51,479 stake. A total of -441,174 shares of Aflac Incorporated were sold by Geode Capital Management LLC during the quarter, and -2,936,287 were sold by Fidelity Management & Research Co. In its current portfolio, Northern Trust Investments, Inc. holds 7,744,043 shares valued at $460.15 million.

In terms of Aflac Incorporated share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $62.23 in the next 12 months, up nearly 3.7% from the previous closing price of $59.79. Analysts anticipate Aflac Incorporated stock to reach $67.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $54.00. In spite of this, 14 analysts ranked Aflac Incorporated stock as a Hold at the end of 2022. On December 03, 2021, Goldman assigned a price target of “a Sell” to the stock and initiated coverage with a $52.


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