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AFL

Aflac

$44.56

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, JPHLF

Japan Post Holdings

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Japan Post to purchase 7% stake in Aflac, gain no board seats

Aflac (AFL) announced that it has "further strengthened its longstanding distribution and business relationship with Japan Post Holdings (JPHLF)." Japan Post Holdings plans to purchase approximately 7% of Aflac's outstanding common shares through a trust. This investment is being accomplished on a non-dilutive basis to Aflac's shareholders, as all shares will be purchased through open market or private block purchases in the United States, the company said in a statement. In addition, the agreement does not change Aflac's outlook to repurchase an expected range of $1.3B-$1.7B of its common shares in 2019. The parties say they have also renewed their commitment to the cancer insurance marketplace in Japan. Japan Post, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Post Holdings, will continue to offer Aflac's cancer products through more than 20,000 postal outlets across Japan, as well as through Japan Post Insurance and its 76 directly managed sales offices. In addition to distributing cancer insurance policies through Japan Post and Japan Post Insurance, the companies "will explore opportunities for further collaboration in product development, in leveraging digital technology to improve customer experience, in domestic and overseas business expansion and in utilizing the asset management expertise of Aflac Global Investments in certain capacities." Japan Post Holdings, as part of its investment, has agreed to enter into a shareholder agreement with Aflac. The agreement will provide for Aflac shares to be acquired by a trust under which Japan Post Holdings will be the economic beneficiary. It will also include a cap on share ownership of 10%, a minimum holding period or "lock-up" provision and a standstill provision and voting restrictions in light of the fact that the shares, like all Aflac common shares, will be eligible for 10-for-1 voting rights after being held for 48 consecutive months. "These voting restrictions effectively limit the trustee's voting rights to no more than 20% of the voting rights and further restrict the trustee's voting rights with respect to certain change in control transactions," says Aflac. Japan Post Holdings will not have a board seat on Aflac's board and will not have rights to control, manage or intervene in the management of the company. The strategic investment is subject to certain regulatory approvals in Japan and the U.S. Regulatory approvals are anticipated in the second half of 2019.

AFL

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JPHLF

Japan Post Holdings

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(0.00%)

AFL Aflac
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JPMS
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JPMorgan sees attractive risk/rewards for life insurance stocks
Life insurance stocks offer attractive risk/reward profiles at current share levels, JPMorgan analyst Jimmy Bhullar tells investors in a research note. The analyst, who's been cautious on the sector for the past two years, says that while his fundamental view "remains mixed," the macro environment has improved, investor sentiment has become negative, and valuation levels are more reasonable following the group's significant underperformance. He maintains Overweight ratings on Aflac (AFL), Lincoln National (LNC), and Prudential (PRU) and reiterates his negative stance on Brighthouse Financial (BHF).
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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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Target $52

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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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Aflac upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill
JPHLF Japan Post Holdings
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Japan Post Holdings upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Natsumu Tsujino upgraded Japan Post Holdings to Overweight.

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