Torchmark Corporation (TMK) Analysts See $1.23 EPS

January 16, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

 Torchmark Corporation (TMK) Analysts See $1.23 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 26 investors sold Torchmark Corporation shares while 151 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 79.21 million shares or 1.66% less from 80.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Stephens Ar holds 0.06% or 22,299 shares in its portfolio. Guardian Life Ins Company Of America has invested 0% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Moreover, Colony Grp Lc has 0.14% invested in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Bp Public Ltd Com reported 14,500 shares stake. Meristem Ltd Liability Partnership owns 0.17% invested in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) for 5,343 shares. Lincoln owns 4,313 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Foster & Motley Inc reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK). Qs Invsts Lc invested in 1,100 shares or 0% of the stock. Comerica Bancshares accumulated 51,228 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 444,710 shares. Davis R M Inc holds 147,568 shares. Amalgamated Bancorp stated it has 22,559 shares. Laurion Mgmt Lp holds 0.01% or 40,314 shares. 121,646 were reported by Manufacturers Life Insur The. Illinois-based First Tru Advsrs Lp has invested 0.03% in Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK).

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 insider sales for $30.22 million activity. The insider COLEMAN GARY L sold $3.12M. The insider HUTCHISON LARRY M sold $3.12 million. MITCHELL ROBERT BRIAN sold $1.59 million worth of stock or 18,750 shares. $1.03 million worth of stock was sold by DICHIARO STEVEN JOHN on Tuesday, August 15. ZUCCONI PAUL J sold $50,616 worth of stock. 1,875 shares valued at $159,525 were sold by Rogers John Henry JR on Friday, October 27.

Analysts expect Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) to report $1.23 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 6.03 % from last quarter’s $1.16 EPS. TMK’s profit would be $142.00M giving it 18.75 P/E if the $1.23 EPS is correct. After having $1.23 EPS previously, Torchmark Corporation’s analysts see 0.00 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $92.25. About 727,661 shares traded or 46.77% up from the average. Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) has risen 25.88% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.18% the S&P500.

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Torchmark Corporation has $96.0 highest and $51 lowest target. $74.11’s average target is -19.66% below currents $92.25 stock price. Torchmark Corporation had 32 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Bank of America. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Wednesday, September 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) rating on Friday, November 10. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $83.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wood on Monday, April 24. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of TMK in report on Friday, August 11 with “Underweight” rating. On Friday, July 15 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. On Wednesday, July 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 24 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Morgan Stanley.

Torchmark Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various life and health insurance products, and annuities in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The company has market cap of $10.65 billion. It operates through Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Annuities divisions. It has a 19.65 P/E ratio. The Life Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including traditional and interest-sensitive whole life and term life insurance, and other life insurance.

More important recent Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why You Should Hold on to Torchmark (TMK) in Your Portfolio” on December 28, 2017, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Torchmark Corporation (TMK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 04, 2018”, Streetinsider.com published: “Form 8-K TORCHMARK CORP For: Dec 20” on December 20, 2017. More interesting news about Torchmark Corporation (NYSE:TMK) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Is Torchmark Corp. (TMK) a Great Stock for Value Investors?” with publication date: December 29, 2017.

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