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Aflac

$49.09

0.2 (0.41%)

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Aflac sees 2019 premium growth of 2%-3%

Commenting on the company's results, Chairman and CEO Daniel P. Amos stated: "I am pleased with the company's overall performance. Our strong first quarter results advanced our progress toward achieving the company's annual objectives. Aflac Japan, our largest earnings contributor, generated strong financial results that were in line with our expectations for the quarter. We continue to anticipate a slight decline in Aflac Japan's total earned premium in 2019 mainly due to limited-pay policies reaching paid-up status. We also continue to anticipate full-year sales of third sector and first sector protection products to decline in the low-to-mid single digits coming off the highest third sector sales year in recent history with the very successful launch of a new cancer product in the second quarter of 2018. Turning to our U.S. operations, we are pleased with the financial performance of Aflac U.S. in the quarter, which is particularly significant because these results also reflect ongoing investment in our platform, distribution and customer experience. Our sales results were in line with our expectations for the quarter. We continue to expect Aflac U.S. to deliver solid results in 2019 with earned premium growth of 2% to 3% and stable sales growth."

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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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12/31/18
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Target $39
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Buy
Sun Life Financial upgraded to Buy at Argus on valuation
Argus analyst Jacob Kilstein upgraded Sun Life Financial (SLF) to Buy from Hold with a price target of $39, saying the company's valuation has become attractive after an 18% decline in the stock price since his last published report. The analyst cites Sun Life Financial's consistently strong earnings and above peer average ROE, along with some of its recent "small acquisitions" that should boost its earnings. Kilstein adds that his price target on the stock implies a forward earnings multiple of 10.5-times, which is still below the peer average of 11.7% valuation seen in the likes of Aflac (AFL) and Primerica (PRI).
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01/02/19
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Target $51
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Neutral
Aflac downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jimmy Bhullar downgraded Aflac to Neutral with an unchanged price target of $51. The analyst forecasts insurers to generate "healthy" margins in their foreign businesses, especially in Japan, but he adds that "lackluster" sales and negative currency moves present headwinds. He points out that Aflac has the most exposure to international markets among the names he covers.
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02/04/19
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Target $48
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Hold
Aflac price target raised to $48 from $44 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Mark Hughes raised his price target on Aflac to $48 after its Q4 earnings beat, also raising his FY19 EPS outlook by 10c to $4.20. The analyst cites the "continued strength in profitability within both Japanese and US operations and sustained share buybacks" for Aflac, but also sees its risks and rewards as "fairly balanced" at current levels, keeping a Hold rating on the shares.

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Occidental Petroleum

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AMC Entertainment

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