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Aflac

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-0.01 (-0.02%)

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Aflac attracts a defensive option play

Aflac attracts a defensive option play. Shares flat at $46.75 and 17.8K Jan 37.5 - 50 risk-reversals trade for 16c. The investor is apparently selling calls to buy puts: and probably opening a collar against a position in underlying shares. The January contract captures one earnings report in late-October. The stock jumped 4.3% to $46.31 on 7/27 after the last report and is up a modest .95% since that time.

AFL Aflac
$46.75

-0.01 (-0.02%)

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04/26/18
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Target $47
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Aflac shares less attractive following recent rally, says JPMorgan
Aflac's earnings beat expectations in Q1, but business trends were weaker than anticipated, JPMorgan analyst Jimmy Bhullar tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He believes the results were marked by strong underwriting margins, lower than assumed share buybacks, and poor Japan and U.S. sales. The analyst, while keeping an Overweight rating on Aflac with a $47 price target, is less bullish following the stock's significant outperformance.
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Aflac upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill
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Target $52

Buy
Aflac upgraded to Buy on better fundamentals at Sandler ONeill
As previously reported, Sandler ONeill analyst John Barnidge upgraded Aflac to Buy from Hold citing its better fundamentals, as he believes its Q2 report demonstrated that there is pent up demand for its products and that the company "appears to have finally cracked" distribution of its products in the U.S. While the company is often comped as a life insurer, in many ways it is not, said Barnidge, who views the stock's valuation as attractive. He raised his price target on Aflac shares to $52 from $50.
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Boeing, Tesla, Nvidia make Morgan Stanley 'key man risk' list
Morgan Stanley equity strategist Mark Savino noted that about 12% of CEO jobs among S&P 500 companies turned over in 2017, noting that this was the highest level of CEO departures since before the financial crisis. The 59 stocks of S&P 500 companies that had CEOs depart in 2017 underperformed the market by 11% over the next 12 months, or since the departure for instances that were less than 12 months ago, noted Savino. In cooperation with the firm's U.S. analysts, Savino and his team identified the companies in each sector they believe face the greatest level of "key man risk," which includes: Boeing (BA), Tesla (TSLA), ADT Inc. (ADT), Moody's (MCO), TransUnion (TRU), Arista Networks (ANET), Church & Dwight (CHD), Coca-Cola (KO), Monster Beverage (MNST), Coupa Software (COUP), Salesforce (CRM), FireEye (FEYE), MongoDB (MDB), Microsoft (MSFT), New Relic (NEWR), XPO Logistics (XPO), Hilton (HLT), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Best Buy (BBY), Ulta (ULTA), Aflac (AFL), Athene Holding (ATH), Lincoln National (LNC), Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG), Chubb (CB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), Terex (TEX), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), Freeport McMoRan (FCX), FleetCor (FLT), Global Payments (GPN), Square (SQ), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Broadcom (AVGO), Nvidia (NVDA), Chegg (CHGG), DXC Technology (DXC), Medidata (MDSO), Pluralsight (PS), RealPage (RP), Shopify (SHOP) and T-Mobile (TMUS).

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