Hills Bank & Trust Company increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 86.4% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hills Bank & Trust Company bought 7,465 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,105 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $805,000, up from 8,640 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hills Bank & Trust Company who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.54 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $54.38. About 2.51 million shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 13.42% since June 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.99% the S&P500. Some Historical AFL News: 02/04/2018 – Fitch Assigns ‘A+’ IFS to Aflac Japan Insurance Subsidiary; Outlook Stable; 09/05/2018 – Aflac Brings Home SABRE Awards for Corporate Responsibility, Including Top Award for Best in Show; 25/04/2018 – Aflac 1Q Net $717M; 03/04/2018 – Aflac Names J. Todd Daniels as EVP; Principal Fincl Officer, Aflac Japan and Albert a. Riggieri as SVP, Global Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary, Aflac Inc; 01/05/2018 – Aflac Expands Employer Options with Newest Group Disability Product; 02/04/2018 – A.M. Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Aflac’s New Japan Subsidiary; Affirms Credit Ratings of U.S. Insurance Subsidiaries; 25/04/2018 – Aflac 1Q Adj EPS $1.05; 02/04/2018 – Aflac Incorporated Announces Completion of Aflac Japan Branch Conversion to Subsidiary; 09/03/2018 – RM LAW Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Aflac Incorporated; 02/04/2018 – AFLAC AFFIRMED BY FITCH, OUTLOOK STABLE
Alpine Partners Vi Llc decreased its stake in General Electric Co (GE) by 54.07% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Partners Vi Llc sold 1.27 million shares as the company’s stock rose 2.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.08 million shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $10.75M, down from 2.34 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Partners Vi Llc who had been investing in General Electric Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $89.65B market cap company. The stock increased 1.58% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $10.28. About 54.49M shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 27.44% since June 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.87% the S&P500. Some Historical GE News: 26/03/2018 – Swedish Pension Fished for Value in GE, Facebook — Barrons.com; 16/04/2018 – G&W Electric Collaborates with GE on New Integrated Recloser Relay for Distribution Automation Solutions to Improve Network Rel; 26/04/2018 – Boeing: Aviall Will Distribute Components to Support Maintenance, Repair of GE T700 Engine Models; 22/05/2018 – Joe White: Exclusive: GE seeking to shed troubled insurance business; 16/03/2018 – For first time ever, top GE execs earn no cash bonuses; 06/03/2018 – Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corporation Receives GE Healthcare Life Sciences 2017 Distinguished Partner Award for Exceptional Applie; 05/03/2018 – GE Readies Engine Durability Fix for New Boeing, Airbus Planes; 16/04/2018 – GENERAL ELECTRIC CO – GE’S POWER SERVICES BUSINESS ANNOUNCED IT WILL SERVICE POWER GENERATION EQUIPMENT IN 11 POWER PLANTS OWNED BY PETROBRAS; 29/03/2018 – Avinash Anantharamu: #Chinese firms prepare bids for $GE lighting operations; 16/04/2018 – G&W Electric Collaborates with GE on New Integrated Recloser Relay for Distribution Automation Solutions to Improve Network Reliability
More notable recent General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday: FB, GE, TTD – Nasdaq” on June 12, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “General Electric: Tread Carefully – Seeking Alpha” published on May 22, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “France to phone GE’s Culp about planned layoffs – Seeking Alpha” on May 29, 2019. More interesting news about General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about General Electric Co. – Yahoo Finance” published on June 11, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: General Electric vs. Home Depot – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: June 08, 2019.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.71 in Q1 2019. Its up 0.21, from 0.5 in 2018Q4. It is positive, as 98 investors sold GE shares while 588 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 369 raised stakes. 4.87 billion shares or 1.47% more from 4.80 billion shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Neville Rodie And Shaw accumulated 168,059 shares. Fdx Advsrs accumulated 22,102 shares. Davis Selected Advisers accumulated 22.52M shares. 11,500 are owned by Westwood Holdg Grp. First Manhattan Comm holds 0.04% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) or 650,467 shares. Natl Asset Mngmt holds 0.12% or 102,332 shares. Brandywine Trust reported 73,306 shares. Whitebox Advisors Lc reported 104,004 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd Liability holds 2.01% or 111.79 million shares in its portfolio. Focused Wealth Management Inc owns 0.78% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 257,661 shares. Checchi Advisers Limited Liability holds 66,264 shares. Smith Salley Associates, a North Carolina-based fund reported 18,809 shares. Bogle Invest Lp De has invested 0.98% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Kemnay Advisory Services holds 0% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 1,900 shares. 232,896 are owned by Conning Incorporated.
Alpine Partners Vi Llc, which manages about $345.80 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Grupo Financiero Galicia S A (NASDAQ:GGAL) by 16,426 shares to 25,959 shares, valued at $662,000 in 2019Q1, according to the filing.
Since May 23, 2019, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $97,500 activity.
Analysts await General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, down 36.84% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.19 per share. GE’s profit will be $1.05 billion for 21.42 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.29% negative EPS growth.
Hills Bank & Trust Company, which manages about $371.58M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alliant Corp (NYSE:LNT) by 11,599 shares to 6,827 shares, valued at $322,000 in 2019Q1, according to the filing.
More notable recent Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Do CEOs really make 100 times more than employees? They do at these companies – Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)” on May 22, 2019, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Citi Still Prefers VOYA to PFG, LNC to BHF and RGA to AFL – StreetInsider.com” published on June 03, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On Equinix Inc (EQIX)? – Yahoo Finance” on June 07, 2019. More interesting news about Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Is Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Potentially Underrated? – Yahoo Finance” published on April 25, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Q4 Earnings Outlook For Aflac – Benzinga” with publication date: January 31, 2019.
Since December 20, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 4 sales for $3.21 million activity. On Tuesday, February 5 the insider LAKE CHARLES D II sold $1.82 million. On Thursday, December 20 Williams Richard JR sold $49,647 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 1,129 shares. The insider Koide Masatoshi sold $1.29M. Lloyd Karole also bought $99,659 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Friday, March 22.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q1 2019. Its down 0.06, from 0.87 in 2018Q4. It worsened, as 42 investors sold AFL shares while 320 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 206 raised stakes. 471.73 million shares or 2.76% less from 485.14 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Cookson Peirce And Com reported 508,805 shares. Keating Investment Counselors holds 14,138 shares. 5,000 were reported by Badgley Phelps & Bell. Eaton Vance Mgmt holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 1.30 million shares. Tradition Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 10,500 shares. Old Commercial Bank In invested in 20,026 shares. M holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 5,195 shares. 1.13 million were accumulated by Barclays Pcl. Hendley And holds 0.11% or 4,310 shares in its portfolio. Adirondack Trust stated it has 250 shares. Hbk Invs Lp has 0.06% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 86,424 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada accumulated 12,038 shares. Pittenger & Anderson invested in 0.21% or 52,780 shares. Cordasco Financial Networks stated it has 490 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Proffitt Goodson owns 56 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.
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