Winslow Asset Management Holds Stake in Tenet Healthcare Com (THC); Verity & Verity Has Increased Its Aflac (AFL) Holding

January 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Verity & Verity Llc increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 17.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Verity & Verity Llc bought 5,285 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.90% with the market. The institutional investor held 36,140 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.94M, up from 30,855 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Verity & Verity Llc who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.68 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.11% or $1.82 during the last trading session, reaching $88.21. About 1.72 million shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 7.68% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

Winslow Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Tenet Healthcare Corp Com (THC) by 10.42% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Asset Management Inc bought 23,997 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.34% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 254,247 shares of the hospital and nursing management company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.18 million, up from 230,250 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Tenet Healthcare Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.66 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $16.43. About 1.16 million shares traded. Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) has declined 36.81% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 53.51% the S&P500.

Winslow Asset Management Inc, which manages about $695.38M and $516.35 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Brookdale Sr Living Com (NYSE:BKD) by 180,660 shares to 113,671 shares, valued at $1.21 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Starbucks Corp Com (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 5,905 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,824 shares, and cut its stake in American Campus Cmntys Com (NYSE:ACC).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 33 investors sold THC shares while 57 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 122.38 million shares or 7.67% more from 113.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Prudential Incorporated reported 54,235 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Weaver C Barksdale & Assoc holds 0.11% or 6,117 shares. Aperio Group Inc Lc reported 0.01% stake. American Gru Inc reported 0.01% in Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC). Tekla Capital Management Limited Liability Corp has 164,500 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC). Ing Groep Nv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 82,020 shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 255,189 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Highland Management Limited Partnership stated it has 313,700 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC). Commonwealth Equity owns 10,572 shares. Point72 Asset Mgmt L P, a Connecticut-based fund reported 282,435 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Comm has invested 0% in Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC). Glenhill Advsrs Lc has invested 0.95% in Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC). Blackrock Inc holds 16.48M shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC), 9 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Tenet Healthcare Corporation had 71 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 8 report. Leerink Swann maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27.0 target in Wednesday, December 20 report. The stock of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, June 6. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, November 10. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 12 report. Credit Suisse initiated Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) on Wednesday, December 16 with “Neutral” rating. As per Monday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $17 target in Wednesday, August 9 report. The stock of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 2 by Mizuho. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, August 4 by Citigroup.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $2.69 million activity. JOHNSON DOUGLAS WAYNE had sold 1,500 shares worth $125,363 on Tuesday, September 19. The insider HUDSON ELIZABETH J sold $107,132. $25,907 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was sold by TILLMAN AUDREY B. $50,525 worth of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was sold by Daniels James Todd on Friday, September 29.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 44 investors sold AFL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. 250.65 million shares or 1.32% less from 254.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Regal Inv Advsrs Limited Liability Corp reported 0.31% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 0.07% stake. Aqr Cap Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.57% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Grp Inc Limited Liability Com owns 0% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 60 shares. Winch Advisory Serv holds 0.01% or 216 shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset has 9,011 shares. Crawford Invest Counsel, Georgia-based fund reported 15,655 shares. Brookstone Capital Mgmt invested in 3,119 shares. Twin Tree Management LP reported 96,963 shares. Amalgamated Retail Bank reported 44,688 shares. Nordea Investment Mgmt Ab, Sweden-based fund reported 3.73 million shares. Paloma Prns Company reported 0.06% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Meeder Asset Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 9,927 shares. 37,001 are owned by Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd Company. Tarbox Family Office Inc owns 172 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

Among 18 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Aflac Incorporated had 48 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, May 23 by Sandler O’Neill. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, July 31 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, October 26. Wood upgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $68 target in Thursday, August 27 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, November 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 9.

Verity & Verity Llc, which manages about $217.83M and $342.96 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG) by 39,766 shares to 47,064 shares, valued at $2.25 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL) by 6,499 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 25,994 shares, and cut its stake in Diageo P L C (NYSE:DEO).

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