Facebook (FB) Position Maintained by Apriem Advisors; Aflac (AFL) Shareholder Court Place Advisors Has Increased Holding by $1.29 Million

August 12, 2018 - By Mark Babin

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Court Place Advisors Llc increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 89.84% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Court Place Advisors Llc bought 30,050 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 63,500 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.78M, up from 33,450 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Court Place Advisors 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.

Apriem Advisors increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 10.99% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Apriem Advisors bought 3,389 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.01% with the market. The institutional investor held 34,223 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.47 million, up from 30,834 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Apriem Advisors who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $520.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.55% or $2.83 during the last trading session, reaching $180.26. About 20.35M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 21.69% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.12% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: 09/05/2018 – SINGAPORE PREMIER LEE COMMENTS ON MALAYSIA IN FACEBOOK UPDATE; 19/03/2018 – EUROPEAN JUSTICE COMMISSIONER JOUROVA TO RAISE ISSUE WITH FACEBOOK AND WITH US GOVERNMENT ON VISIT TO UNITED STATES THIS WEEK; 05/04/2018 – BTIG’S GREENFIELD: FEAR OF REGULATION AROUND FACEBOOK OVERBLOWN; 10/04/2018 – Zuckerberg faces grilling over Facebook controversies; 01/04/2018 – CBA cites Facebook scandal in push for slower data-sharing; 26/03/2018 – Cramer says China-U.S. trade, Stormy Daniels’ “60 Minutes” interview, short-sellers and Facebook’s data scandal all contributed to the recovery; 22/03/2018 – FACEBOOK, OTHER COMPANIES CAN WIELD MAJOR POWER IN SOCIETIES; 01/05/2018 – FACEBOOK CEO ZUCKERBERG SPEAKS AT F8 DEVELOPERS CONF.: LIVE; 30/04/2018 – New York Post: Facebook investigating claim employee used job to stalk women online; 20/03/2018 – Mark Zuckerberg just lost $9 billion in wealth $FB

More important recent Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Aflac’s Q2 2018: A SWAN Stock” on July 28, 2018, also Fool.com published article titled: “3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 2%”, Fool.com published: “3 Important Takeaways From Aflac’s 2nd Quarter” on August 09, 2018. More interesting news about Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Aflac’s (AFL) CEO Daniel Amos on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: July 27, 2018.

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. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, November 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, September 8. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Wednesday, April 19 with “”. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, July 3. As per Monday, December 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Sell” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, September 26. The company was upgraded on Thursday, April 6 by Bank of America. The company was reinitiated on Friday, December 11 by Sandler O’Neill.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $5.69 million activity. 66,447 shares were sold by KIRSCH ERIC M, worth $2.88 million. $49,022 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was bought by MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L. $437,155 worth of stock was sold by KNAPP CHARLES B on Monday, March 26. On Wednesday, February 28 TILLMAN AUDREY B sold $117,123 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) or 1,300 shares. HOWARD JUNE P sold $239,194 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Wednesday, February 28. Another trade for 24,983 shares valued at $2.24M was sold by AMOS DANIEL P.

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. Kelly Lawrence W Associate Ca accumulated 73,248 shares or 0.61% of the stock. Covington Advsrs Inc accumulated 116,076 shares or 1.63% of the stock. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Lc holds 0.01% or 28,945 shares. Sabal Com accumulated 8,700 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Ifrah invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Bokf Na reported 57,487 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Leuthold Gru Limited Liability reported 116,191 shares stake. Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0.12% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Evergreen Cap Ltd Com invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). First Manhattan Co accumulated 1,714 shares. Fil Limited invested 0% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Willow Creek Wealth has invested 0.16% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). 120 were reported by D Scott Neal. Netherlands-based Shell Asset Mngmt has invested 0.32% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). 81,534 are held by Stone Ridge Asset Management Ltd.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 98 sales for $4.56 billion activity. The insider Zuckerberg Mark sold $87.79 million. Wehner David M. had sold 10,000 shares worth $2.00 million. 1.26 million shares were sold by Koum Jan, worth $231.84 million on Monday, May 14. Schroepfer Michael Todd sold 38,024 shares worth $6.94 million. Stretch Colin sold $144,413 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Wednesday, June 13. Another trade for 10,600 shares valued at $2.03 million was sold by Cox Christopher K.

Among 56 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Facebook had 291 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $225.0 target in Tuesday, March 20 report. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Wednesday, April 4 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Monday, April 30. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, July 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 9 by Credit Suisse. UBS upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, June 26 report. Citigroup maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Friday, April 1. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $133 target. Aegis Capital initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 3 report. Needham maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating.

Apriem Advisors, which manages about $424.33 million and $409.88M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 384 shares to 3,302 shares, valued at $4.78M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab Us Broad Market (SCHB) by 5,047 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,251 shares, and cut its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.34, from 1.21 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 145 investors sold FB shares while 712 reduced holdings. 173 funds opened positions while 573 raised stakes. 1.65 billion shares or 2.41% more from 1.61 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Adams Diversified Equity Fund holds 1.65% or 188,700 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Duncker Streett & Inc has 0.51% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 12,490 shares. Shine Investment Advisory Services holds 0.17% or 2,012 shares in its portfolio. Washington Tru holds 116,452 shares. First City Management Incorporated holds 0.2% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 1,646 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs holds 2.77% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 145,500 shares. Reliance Tru Of Delaware accumulated 7,743 shares. Schmidt P J Investment invested in 9,654 shares or 0.45% of the stock. Utd American (D B A Uas Asset Management) reported 0.4% stake. Asset has invested 1.56% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Price T Rowe Md holds 1.94% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 76.42M shares. Sentinel Lba owns 54,510 shares for 1.84% of their portfolio. Valiant Management Limited Partnership reported 5.32% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Prentiss Smith & holds 0.34% or 4,016 shares in its portfolio. Patten Patten Inc Tn has 7,757 shares.

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