Us Bancorp De Lowered Its Rogers (ROG) Stake by $549,066; Valuation Declined; Johnson Financial Group Has Lifted Stake in Aflac (AFL) by $372,337 as Stock Price Declined

June 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Johnson Financial Group Inc increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 99.79% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Johnson Financial Group Inc bought 8,659 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,336 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $759,000, up from 8,677 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $45.74. About 1.53 million shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 21.38% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

Us Bancorp De decreased its stake in Rogers Corp (ROG) by 62.33% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Us Bancorp De sold 4,614 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.49% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,788 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $333,000, down from 7,402 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Us Bancorp De who had been investing in Rogers Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $121.82. About 50,453 shares traded. Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) has risen 9.12% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.45% the S&P500. Some Historical ROG News: 22/05/2018 – Rogers Presenting at Conference Tomorrow; 26/04/2018 – ROGERS CORP – QTRLY ADJUSTED EARNINGS OF $1.48 PER DILUTED SHARE; 21/03/2018 – ROGERS CORP – ENTERED INTO SIX-MONTH CONSULTING AGREEMENT WITH STIPP TO AID IN CFO TRANSITION; 26/04/2018 – ROGERS 1Q ADJ EPS $1.48, EST. $1.39; 21/03/2018 – Rogers Corp. Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition; 21/03/2018 – ROGERS CORP ROG.N SAYS CFO JANICE E. STIPP TO RETIRE; 26/04/2018 – Rogers Corp Sees 2018 Full Year Effective Tax Rate to be 24-26%; 26/04/2018 – ROGERS CORP QTRLY EARNINGS OF $1.40 PER DILUTED SHARE; 17/04/2018 – Universal Laser Systems Expands Its Materials Database with DuPontâ„¢ and Rogers Corporation Materials; 21/03/2018 – Rogers Corp.: Janice E. Stipp to Retire as Finance Chief, Effective May 16

Another recent and important Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) news was published by Tucson.com which published an article titled: “Rogers Corporation Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit” on June 05, 2018.

Analysts await Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $1.33 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.33 per share. ROG’s profit will be $24.42M for 22.90 P/E if the $1.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.48 actual EPS reported by Rogers Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.14% negative EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Rogers Corp (NYSE:ROG), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Rogers Corp had 15 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti upgraded Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) on Wednesday, April 12 to “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 16 by Sidoti. Needham maintained Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) on Tuesday, December 19 with “Buy” rating. B. Riley & Co upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $70 target in Thursday, March 10 report. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, November 3 with “Buy”. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was initiated by B. Riley & Co with “Neutral”. The stock of Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Needham. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Friday, April 28. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy” on Monday, July 31. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by B. Riley & Co.

Since February 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $2.76 million activity. 9,325 shares valued at $1.03M were sold by Zhang Helen on Monday, April 30. $165,108 worth of Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) was sold by Grudzien Jeffrey M on Monday, May 21. 1,000 shares were sold by GLANDON GARY M, worth $132,380. Knoll Jay B sold $164,725 worth of stock.

Us Bancorp De, which manages about $32.59B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Barclays Plc A D R (NYSE:BCS) by 62,446 shares to 99,005 shares, valued at $1.17M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) by 43,366 shares in the quarter, for a total of 64,445 shares, and has risen its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd A D (NYSE:BABA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.19, from 1.09 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 35 investors sold ROG shares while 82 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 14.87 million shares or 5.61% less from 15.75 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Eagle Boston Investment Mgmt reported 62,768 shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. Moreover, Paloma Partners has 0.02% invested in Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) for 8,069 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% or 1,784 shares in its portfolio. Fifth Third National Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG). Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 0.04% in Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) or 8,100 shares. American Century holds 27,359 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio holds 0% in Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) or 400 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 27,072 shares. Ls Inv reported 1,258 shares stake. 132 are held by Mufg Americas Hldg Corp. 13,288 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life Ins Com The. Proshare Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0% in Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG). Los Angeles Capital & Equity Rech reported 0% of its portfolio in Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG). Royal Bancshares Of Canada reported 4,853 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Meeder Asset Mngmt, a Ohio-based fund reported 198 shares.

Johnson Financial Group Inc, which manages about $8.40 billion and $836.68M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 25,977 shares to 3,577 shares, valued at $198,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) by 2,696 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,040 shares, and cut its stake in Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA).

Since February 16, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $2.81 million activity. AMOS DANIEL P had sold 24,983 shares worth $2.24M on Friday, February 16. MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L had bought 550 shares worth $49,022 on Tuesday, February 20. Lloyd Karole bought $178,090 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Tuesday, February 20. Another trade for 2,648 shares valued at $239,194 was sold by HOWARD JUNE P. TILLMAN AUDREY B sold 1,300 shares worth $117,123.

Among 22 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Aflac Incorporated had 60 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “” rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Raymond James. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Underperform” on Friday, October 7. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, December 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Raymond James upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Monday, January 22 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 2. The firm has “” rating given on Monday, October 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, July 27.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.76 in 2018 Q1. Its up 6.70, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It is positive, 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. Plancorp Ltd Liability holds 0.08% or 6,022 shares in its portfolio. Mutual Of America Capital Lc holds 99,726 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 442,976 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts Corporation accumulated 0.06% or 119,526 shares. Westwood Management Corporation Il reported 4,800 shares. Hollow Brook Wealth Management Ltd Liability stated it has 0.44% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Jag Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.41% or 50,332 shares. Guardian Life Insurance Commerce Of America accumulated 1,808 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Llc reported 35,136 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Savant Limited Company owns 4,763 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Novare Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.87% or 113,198 shares. Chesapeake Asset Mgmt Ltd Company stated it has 8.55% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Advisors Preferred Ltd owns 0.01% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 708 shares. Yhb Investment Incorporated holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 49,262 shares. Stearns Fin owns 8,442 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio.

More news for Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Aflac: Excellent Management Offers 50% Upside” on May 17, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Recent Analysis Shows Independent Bank, Teradyne, Cummins, Concho Resources, Ameren, and Aflac Market …” and published on June 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

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