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The Aflac Duck balloon throughout the Macy’s Thanksgiving Working day Parade on November 24, 2016, in New York.
Wall Avenue analysts may have gotten as well bearish on Aflac, producing it effortless for the insurance policies corporation to exceed earnings anticipations, in accordance to JPMorgan analysts, who upgraded the inventory to acquire from hold.
“We truly feel that AFL provides the best chance-reward in the sector provided our fundamental see, negative sentiment, and recent underperformance,” fairness analyst Jimmy Bhullar wrote in a exploration observe on Monday. “In our belief, AFL’s valuation presents beautiful upside with constrained draw back,” he reported.
Following soaring more than 20 % in the previous calendar year, shares of Aflac stalled in the last 3 months, buying and selling up .eight % as opposed with a acquire of 7 % for the S&P five hundred.