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Aflac (AFL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$87.26
-0.43 (-0.49%)
(As of 05/28/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$86.92
$87.50
50-Day Range
$79.64
$88.37
52-Week Range
$64.10
$88.59
Volume
2.17 million shs
Average Volume
2.22 million shs
Market Capitalization
$49.58 billion
P/E Ratio
9.63
Dividend Yield
2.29%
Price Target
$82.38

Aflac MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.08 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
5.6% Downside
$82.38 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
2.89% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.15
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.80mentions of Aflac in the last 14 days
Based on 18 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$3.10 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.81%
From $6.46 to $6.90 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.44 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

167th out of 880 stocks

Accident & Health Insurance Industry

2nd out of 4 stocks

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About Aflac Stock (NYSE:AFL)

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. The company operates through Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. segments. The Aflac Japan segment offers cancer, medical, nursing care, work leave, GIFT, and whole and term life insurance products, as well as WAYS and child endowment plans under saving type insurance products in Japan. The Aflac U.S. segment provides cancer, accident, short-term disability, critical illness, hospital indemnity, dental, vision, long-term care and disability, and term and whole life insurance products in the United States. It sells its products through sales associates, brokers, independent corporate agencies, individual agencies, and affiliated corporate agencies. Aflac Incorporated was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

AFL Stock Price History

AFL Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/20/2024
Dividend Payable
3/01/2024
Last Earnings
5/06/2024
Ex-Dividend for 6/3 Dividend
5/21/2024
Today
5/29/2024
Dividend Payable
6/03/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/06/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Accident & health insurance
Sub-Industry
Life & Health Insurance
CUSIP
00105510
CIK
4977
Employees
12,785
Year Founded
1955

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$82.38
High Stock Price Target
$95.00
Low Stock Price Target
$74.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-5.6%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.08
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$4.66 billion
Pretax Margin
31.50%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$18.70 billion
Cash Flow
$7.74 per share
Book Value
$37.62 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
563,676,000
Market Cap
$49.58 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.91

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AFL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Aflac stock right now?

13 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aflac in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" AFL shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AFL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Aflac's stock price target for 2024?

13 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Aflac's shares. Their AFL share price targets range from $74.00 to $95.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $82.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.6%.
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How have AFL shares performed in 2024?

Aflac's stock was trading at $82.50 at the start of the year. Since then, AFL stock has increased by 5.8% and is now trading at $87.26.
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Are investors shorting Aflac?

Aflac saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 14,820,000 shares, an increase of 16.0% from the April 30th total of 12,780,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,200,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.7 days. Currently, 2.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Aflac's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 6th 2024.
View our AFL earnings forecast
.

How were Aflac's earnings last quarter?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May, 6th. The financial services provider reported $1.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.08. The financial services provider earned $5.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.09 billion. Aflac had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.88% and a net margin of 27.67%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.55 EPS.
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How often does Aflac pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Aflac?

Aflac declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 21st. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42.
Read our dividend analysis for AFL
.

Is Aflac a good dividend stock?

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.28%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 43 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 22.08%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AFL will have a dividend payout ratio of 28.99% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AFL.

When did Aflac's stock split?

Aflac's stock split on the morning of Monday, March 19th 2018. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 13th 2018. The newly created shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, March 16th 2018. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Aflac's stock buyback program work?

Aflac announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Tuesday, November 8th 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What is Dan Amos' approval rating as Aflac's CEO?

435 employees have rated Aflac Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos on Glassdoor.com. Dan Amos has an approval rating of 93% among the company's employees. This puts Dan Amos in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 68.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Aflac to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Aflac own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Aflac investors own include AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AbbVie (ABBV), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Pfizer (PFE), McDonald's (MCD), Medtronic (MDT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are Aflac's major shareholders?

Aflac's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.10%), LSV Asset Management (0.79%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.66%), Guinness Asset Management LTD (0.38%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.37%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (0.31%). Insiders that own company stock include Albert Riggieri, Arthur Reginald Collins, Audrey B Tillman, Barbara K Rimer, Charles D Lake II, Eric M Kirsch, Frederick John Crawford, Georgette D Kiser, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, June P Howard, Karole Lloyd, Masatoshi Koide, Steven Kent Beaver, Teresa L White, Thomas J Kenny, Toshihiko Fukuzawa, Virgil Raynard Miller and William P Bowers.
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How do I buy shares of Aflac?

Shares of AFL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Aflac have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Aflac: AGV Management Services Japan KK, Aflac Asset Management Japan Ltd., Aflac Asset Management LLC, Aflac Benefits Advisors, Aflac Corporate Ventures LLC, Aflac Global Ventures LLC, Aflac Heartful Services Co., Aflac Holdings LLC, Aflac InfoSec Services LLC, Aflac Information Technology, Aflac Innovation Partners G.K., Aflac Insurance Services Co., Aflac Insurance Services Co. Ltd., Aflac International, Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd., Aflac Northern Ireland Ltd., Aflac Payment Services Co., Aflac Ventures India Fund LLC, Aflac Ventures LLC, Aflac Ventures Labs LLC, Aflac Ventures Seed Fund LLC, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, American Family Life Assurance Company of New York, Apollo AF Loan Trust, Argus Dental & Vision Inc, Argus Holdings LLC, Communicorp, Continental American Group, Continental American Insurance Company, Empowered.Insure LLC, Empoweredbenefits, Empoweredbenefits LLC, Global Alternatives Private Equity Sub-Trust A, Global Investment Fund I, Hatch Healthcare KK, Hatch Insight KK, Lapetus Solutions Inc., Medical Note Inc., NIO Innovative Technologies Ltd., Octagon Delaware Trust, Picwell Inc., SUDACHI Small-amount Short-term Preparation Company Ltd., Sensely Corporation, Simple Technology LLC, Tier One Insurance Company, Tsusan Co. Ltd., Varagon Capital Management MGP LLC, Varagon Capital Partners L.P., Wellthie Inc., and Zurich North America’s U.S..
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This page (NYSE:AFL) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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