Aflac (AFL) Holder Loudon Investment Management Has Trimmed Stake by $364,000; United Rentals (URI) Holder Anchor Bolt Capital LP Lowered Stake as Valuation Declined

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Loudon Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 13.69% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Loudon Investment Management Llc sold 7,280 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.82% . The institutional investor held 45,895 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $2.30M, down from 53,175 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Loudon Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.72 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $50.97. About 3.90 million shares traded or 20.06% up from the average. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 13.62% since September 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.62% the S&P500. Some Historical AFL News: 02/04/2018 - Moody’s Affirms Aflac (A3 senior debt) With Stable Outlook; 25/04/2018 - AFLAC 1Q REV. $5.5B, EST. $5.47B; 17/05/2018 - Aflac Delivers Contemporary Solutions to Improve Care for Today’s Cancer Patients; 25/04/2018 - AFLAC INC AFL.N SEES FY 2018 SALES UP 3 TO 5 PCT; 03/04/2018 - Aflac Names J. Todd Daniels as EVP; Principal Financial Officer, Aflac Japan and Albert A. Riggieri as SVP, Global Chief Risk O; 09/03/2018 - RM LAW Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Aflac Incorporated; 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; 04/04/2018 - Aflac Recognized for Social Responsibility; 08/03/2018 - The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of a Class Action on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 16, 2018 (AFL); 02/04/2018 - A.M. Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Aflac’s New Japan Subsidiary; Affirms Credit Ratings of U.S. Insurance Subsidiaries

Anchor Bolt Capital Lp decreased its stake in United Rentals Inc (URI) by 32.42% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Anchor Bolt Capital Lp sold 192,437 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.72% . The hedge fund held 401,075 shares of the technology company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $45.82M, down from 593,512 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Anchor Bolt Capital Lp who had been investing in United Rentals Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.22 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.76% or $3.33 during the last trading session, reaching $124.05. About 1.30M shares traded. United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) has declined 12.99% since September 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.99% the S&P500. Some Historical URI News: 18/04/2018 - UNITED RENTALS INC URI.N FY2018 REV VIEW $7.58 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 18/04/2018 - UNITED RENTALS 1Q REV. $1.73B, EST. $1.69B; 26/03/2018 - United Rentals Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 18/04/2018 - United Rentals Backs FY Rev $7.3B-$7.6B; 14/05/2018 - LANSDOWNE EXITED DATA, URI, CAFD, UPS, AAPL IN 1Q: 13F; 08/03/2018 - Matthew Flannery Appointed President of United Rentals; 03/04/2018 - GREENLIGHT EXITED SHORT BETS ON UNITED RENTALS, HEXAGON: RTRS; 18/04/2018 - UNITED RENTALS INC - QTRLY RENTAL REVENUE INCREASED 25.1% YEAR-OVER-YEAR; 18/04/2018 - UNITED RENTALS INC - QTRLY TIME UTILIZATION DECREASED 80 BASIS POINTS YEAR-OVER-YEAR TO 65.2%; 19/03/2018 - ESPN: Sources: URI’s Hurley top target for UConn, Pitt

More notable recent Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Evercore Comments on Possible Improper Sale of 104K Aflac (AFL) Cancer Policies - StreetInsider.com” on August 21, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “5 Stocks Outperforming the S&P 500 - Yahoo Finance” published on August 28, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “If You Had Bought Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Shares Five Years Ago You’d Have Made 81% - Yahoo Finance” on July 04, 2019. More interesting news about Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is Investigating Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) on Behalf of Aflac Stockholders and Encourages Aflac Investors to Contact the Firm - Yahoo Finance” published on September 11, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Is Aflac Incorporated’s (NYSE:AFL) ROE Of 11% Impressive? - Yahoo Finance” with publication date: August 22, 2019.

Loudon Investment Management Llc, which manages about $170.56M and $114.01 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 9,295 shares to 45,042 shares, valued at $1.94 million in 2019Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 4,145 shares in the quarter, for a total of 40,549 shares, and has risen its stake in Illinois Tool Wks Inc (NYSE:ITW).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q1 2019. Its down 0.06, from 0.87 in 2018Q4. It dived, 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. Security Bank & Trust Of So Dak holds 1.57% or 25,042 shares in its portfolio. Farmers & Merchants Invs accumulated 155,821 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 3.60M shares. Chesley Taft Assocs Ltd Co reported 0.03% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Monetary Mngmt Group Incorporated invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Oakworth accumulated 3,054 shares. Adage Cap Prns Grp Inc Limited Liability Com reported 894,074 shares. Signaturefd Lc invested in 16,700 shares. Commerce Bank & Trust has 0.17% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Grimes holds 0.02% or 4,492 shares in its portfolio. Hilltop Inc stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Manufacturers Life Insur The invested in 803,082 shares. Carroll owns 22,474 shares. Public Sector Pension Inv Board invested in 0.04% or 85,680 shares. Trustmark Savings Bank Tru Department stated it has 0.01% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL).

Since March 22, 2019, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $99,659 activity.

Analysts await Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) to report earnings on October, 23. They expect $1.06 EPS, up 2.91% or $0.03 from last year’s $1.03 per share. AFL’s profit will be $763.65M for 12.02 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual EPS reported by Aflac Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.19% negative EPS growth.

Analysts await United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) to report earnings on October, 16. They expect $5.74 earnings per share, up 21.10% or $1.00 from last year’s $4.74 per share. URI’s profit will be $426.49M for 5.40 P/E if the $5.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.74 actual earnings per share reported by United Rentals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.10% EPS growth.

More notable recent United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Wall Street Moves Up Thursday - Yahoo Finance” on August 29, 2019, also Businesswire.com with their article: “United Rentals to Present at the Morgan Stanley Seventh Annual Laguna Conference - Business Wire” published on September 03, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “United Rentals: Put This One On Your Watchlist - Seeking Alpha” on September 06, 2019. More interesting news about United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Larry Robbins Buys 3 Stocks in 2nd Quarter - Yahoo Finance” published on August 21, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Here is What Hedge Funds Think About United Rentals, Inc. (URI) - Yahoo Finance” with publication date: June 10, 2019.

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