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Aflac

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Aflac announces two-for-one stock split in form of 100% stock dividend

Aflac announced that its Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one stock split of the company's common stock in the form of a 100% stock dividend payable on March 16 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 2.

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Aflac selloff on Intercept article an overreaction, says Evercore ISI
The Intercept's article today on Aflac is "filled with hyperbole, which reduces the credibility of the claims being brought," Evercore ISI analyst Thomas Gallagher tells investors in a research note. The analyst admits, however, that it is unclear to know whether the fraud allegations by former employees have any merit. Gallagher views the 8% selloff today in shares of Aflac as an overreaction. The stock is now pricing in a "reasonably high probability that there are systemic issues here," the analyst contends. He has an In Line rating on Aflac with an $87 price target. The stock in afternoon trading is down 8%, or $7.58, to $84.11.
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Janney says may take 'weeks, if not months,' for clarity to emerge for Aflac
Janney analyst Larry Greenberg said he does not have a recommended short-term tactical game plan for Aflac (AFL) investors following The Intercept's article that included a number of allegations involving recruiting and sales practices, potential insider trading and earnings manipulation directed at the company. He attributes the degree of weakness following the report to both the seriousness and relevancy of the charges as well as the memory of Wells Fargo's (WFC) scandal, noting that history shows it "often takes weeks, if not months, for clarity to emerge in situations such as this." Greenberg keeps his Buy rating on Aflac and expects some additional insight into the situation when the company reports earnings on January 31, he tells investors.
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Aflac upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Gregory Peters upgraded Aflac to Strong Buy citing relative shares underperformance since the recent article alleging fraud at the company. The company responded with a a special committee of the Board of Director's report, which is consistent with Peters' view that the news will not have a lasting material impact on operations. The analyst raised his price target on Aflac to $100 from $88.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. U.S. Steel (X) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi with analyst Alexander Hacking saying he sees steel prices better supported near-term and increased his EBITDA estimates. 2. Aflac (AFL) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Gregory Peters citing relative shares underperformance since the recent article alleging fraud at the company. 3. Schlumberger (SLB) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities. 4. Harley-Davidson (HOG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Timothy Conder saying investors are not appreciating the benefits of tax reform to Harley-Davidson. 5. Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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HCLP

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