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Aflac

$72.07

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Aflac initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse analyst John Nadel initiated Aflac with an Underperform due to relative share outperformance and expects that low global rates will pressure investment income while the growing disparity between U.S. and Japanese rates will cause an increase in hedging costs. Nadel established a $75 price target on Aflac shares.

AFL Aflac
$72.07

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INITIATION
Target $63
EVER
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Aflac initiated with a Sell at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Thomas Gallagher started Aflac with a Sell rating and $63 price target. The market is overly focused on the benefit of a stronger yen and not enough on the negative impact created by negative government yields in Japan, Gallagher tells investors in a research note.
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WELS
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Aflac coverage resumed with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo

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