Aflac Incorporated (AFL) : The total money flow in Aflac Incorporated (AFL) was negative ($11.44 million), showing the domination of sellers in the Tuesday trading session. The traders utilized every rise to sell their positions, as seen in the value of trading on downtick to the tune of $26.72 million. Transactions on upticks were comparatively lower at $15.28 million. The uptick to downtick ratio was 0.57. The total block trades done on upticks were valued at $2.43 million. The total block trades on downticks were valued at $13.47 million. The uptick to the downtick ratio of block trades was 0.18. The money flow during block trades was negative ($11.04 million) when the stock traded with a gain of $58 cent. Aflac Incorporated (AFL) was $74.28, an increase of 0.79% over the previous days close.
Also, Brokerage firm SunTrust Robinson Humphrey maintains its rating on Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). As per the latest information, the brokerage house raises the price target to $75 per share from a prior target of $69. The shares have been rated Neutral. The rating by the firm was issued on August 1, 2016.
Shares of Aflac Incorporated rose by 2.06% in the last five trading days and 4.36% for the last 4 weeks. Aflac Incorporated is up 7.62% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 26.36%.
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL): During Tuesdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $73.78 and $73.78 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $74.37. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $74.28, notching a gain of 0.79% for the day. The total traded volume was 1,380,634 . The stock had closed at $73.70 on the previous day.
In a related news, Ariyoshi Koji, officer (Exec.VP – Aflac Japan) of Aflac Inc, unloaded 57,413 shares at an average price of $73.2 on August 11, 2016. The total amount of the transaction was worth $4,202,632, according to the disclosed information with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.
Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) is a business holding company. The Company is engaged in supplemental health and life insurance, which is marketed and administered through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac). Aflac offers insurance policies in Japan and the United States that provide a layer of financial protection against income and asset loss. Aflacs insurance business consists of two segments: Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. Aflac Japan sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans and annuities. Aflac U.S. sells insurance products, including products designed to protect individuals from depletion of assets, such as accident, cancer, critical illness/care, hospital intensive care, hospital indemnity, fixed-benefit dental and vision care plans, and loss-of-income products.