As Unum Group (UNM) Share Price Declined, Neumann Capital Management Upped Its Stake by $365,660; As Aflac (AFL) Market Valuation Declined, Long Road Investment Counsel Has Boosted Position

August 12, 2018 - By Robert Shackelford

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Long Road Investment Counsel Llc increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 100% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Long Road Investment Counsel Llc bought 26,600 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.09% with the market. The hedge fund held 53,200 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.33 million, up from 26,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Long Road Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.69B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $46.48. About 2.49M shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.38% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

Neumann Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Unum Group (UNM) by 48.17% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Neumann Capital Management Llc bought 7,780 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,930 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.14M, up from 16,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Neumann Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Unum Group for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.69 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.33% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $35.18. About 1.94M shares traded or 4.55% up from the average. Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has declined 14.78% since August 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.35% the S&P500. Some Historical UNM News: 03/04/2018 – Unum joins as an anchor partner to Plug and Play lnsurtech; 24/05/2018 – Unum Group New Buyback Replaces Previous $750 Million One That Was Set to Expire Nov. 2; 28/03/2018 – UNUM THERAPEUTICS PRICES IPO AT $12/SHR; 03/04/2018 – Unum Therapeutics Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Concurrent Private Placement with Seattle Genetics; 01/05/2018 – Unum Group 1Q Adj EPS $1.24; 29/03/2018 – #2 Unum Therapeutics stumbles on its Nasdaq debut, raising $69M and some transparency issues $UMRX -8%; 10/03/2018 – #3 Unum plays its first glimpse of human data in an $86M IPO, revealing two deaths and an FDA hold; 28/03/2018 – UNUM THERAPEUTICS REPORTS PRICING OF IPO; 25/04/2018 – A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Unum Group and Its Core U.S. Subsidiaries; 17/05/2018 – Unum Presenting at Deutsche Bank Conference May 30

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 5 sales for $5.69 million activity. $49,022 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was bought by MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L on Tuesday, February 20. On Monday, March 26 KNAPP CHARLES B sold $437,155 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 10,000 shares. $2.88 million worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was sold by KIRSCH ERIC M. TILLMAN AUDREY B sold $117,123 worth of stock. Another trade for 24,983 shares valued at $2.24M was sold by AMOS DANIEL P. 2,000 Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) shares with value of $178,090 were bought by Lloyd Karole.

Among 22 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Aflac Incorporated had 62 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AFL in report on Monday, December 5 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, September 10. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 9 by Wells Fargo. SunTrust maintained the shares of AFL in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 23 by Sandler O’Neill. JP Morgan maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Tuesday, March 27 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 2 by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $64 target in Thursday, February 4 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, August 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.76 in 2018 Q1. Its up 6.70, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 56 investors sold AFL shares while 35 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 624 raised stakes. 1.00 billion shares or 291.45% more from 256.45 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Diligent Lc has 0.24% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Decatur Mngmt owns 111,630 shares. South Dakota Investment Council stated it has 59,800 shares. Camarda Fincl Lc holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 10,570 shares. Kwmg Ltd Liability Com holds 0.68% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 52,547 shares. Washington Tru owns 0.03% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 12,930 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv accumulated 4,548 shares or 0% of the stock. Bp Public Ltd Com holds 0.13% or 80,000 shares in its portfolio. Tarbox Family Office Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 344 shares. Prelude Management Ltd Liability Com reported 0.02% stake. Endurance Wealth Mngmt Incorporated invested in 300 shares. D E Shaw &, New York-based fund reported 5,428 shares. 5,600 are held by Highvista Strategies. South Texas Money Management Ltd reported 5,606 shares. Credit Suisse Ag, Switzerland-based fund reported 1.64 million shares.

More important recent Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Important Takeaways From Aflac’s 2nd Quarter” on August 09, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Aflac’s Q2 2018: A SWAN Stock”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Aflac’s (AFL) CEO Daniel Amos on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on July 27, 2018. More interesting news about Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was released by: Fool.com and their article: “3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 2%” with publication date: August 10, 2018.

Among 17 analysts covering Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Unum Group had 48 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, November 6 by B. Riley & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by SunTrust. FBR Capital upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $58.0 target in Monday, February 12 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5000 target in Monday, July 10 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) rating on Thursday, April 5. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $60 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 5 with “Equal-Weight”. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. B. Riley & Co upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 13 report. The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Monday, November 28.

Neumann Capital Management Llc, which manages about $305.78M and $157.14M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alps Etf Tr (AMLP) by 376,953 shares to 14,750 shares, valued at $138,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

More notable recent Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “CLASS ACTION UPDATE for UNM and NLSN: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of …” on August 09, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: TAL UNM FIZZ SBGL PCG GOGO RMTI HMNY GDS: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong …” published on August 07, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Recent Analysis Shows The Mosaic, Unum Group, Juniper Networks, People’s United Financial, Nucor, and KLA …” on August 09, 2018. More interesting news about Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “CLASS ACTION UPDATE for UNM and FB: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of …” published on August 10, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “CLASS ACTION UPDATE for UNM, SBGL and PCG: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on …” with publication date: August 06, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.12, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 39 investors sold UNM shares while 169 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 196.58 million shares or 0.54% less from 197.64 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 174,328 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Gateway Inv Advisers Ltd Co holds 0% or 10,528 shares in its portfolio. Barclays Public Ltd Liability, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 410,191 shares. 940,806 were accumulated by Comml Bank Of America Corp De. Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Liability holds 2.74 million shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Thompson Invest Mgmt Inc holds 9,580 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Gsa Capital Ptnrs Llp has 79,072 shares. 305 were reported by Whitnell And. Howe & Rusling Inc has 22 shares. Meritage Mngmt reported 108,905 shares or 0.5% of all its holdings. Moreover, Putnam Invs Ltd has 0.02% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Gradient Invests Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Brown Advisory Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM). Hm Payson And holds 11,993 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. First Manhattan Com has 0% invested in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) for 1,000 shares.

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