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QQQ   439.00
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Aflac (AFL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$80.74
+0.18 (+0.22%)
(As of 02/29/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$80.34
$81.26
50-Day Range
$76.20
$85.74
52-Week Range
$60.20
$86.20
Volume
4.34 million shs
Average Volume
2.61 million shs
Market Capitalization
$46.59 billion
P/E Ratio
10.42
Dividend Yield
2.48%
Price Target
$80.36

Aflac MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
0.5% Downside
$80.36 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.78% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.15
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.76mentions of Aflac in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.93 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.38%
From $6.43 to $6.84 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.

4.56 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

154th out of 867 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. It operates in two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. 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. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

AFL Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/01/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/20/2024
Today
2/29/2024
Dividend Payable
3/01/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/24/2024
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
$80.36
High Stock Price Target
$88.00
Low Stock Price Target
$74.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-0.5%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
11 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$4.66 billion
Pretax Margin
28.14%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$18.70 billion
Cash Flow
$7.84 per share
Book Value
$38.10 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
571,815,000
Market Cap
$46.59 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.93

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Should I Buy Aflac Stock? AFL Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Aflac was last updated on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 8:27 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Aflac Incorporated:

  • Aflac has a strong market presence in both Japan and the United States, offering a diverse range of supplemental health and life insurance products.
  • The company has a solid track record of financial performance, with a return on equity of 17.59% and a net margin of 24.92%.
  • Aflac's stock price has shown resilience, with a 52-week range between $60.20 and $86.20, indicating stability and potential for growth.
  • Despite missing earnings estimates in the last quarter, analysts anticipate Aflac to post 6.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year, showing positive growth potential.
  • Aflac's market cap of $45.38 billion and a PE ratio of 10.17 suggest a strong financial position and reasonable valuation.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Aflac Incorporated for these reasons:

  • Aflac's recent earnings report showed a miss on analysts' consensus estimates, indicating potential challenges in meeting financial expectations.
  • The company's revenue of $3.78 billion for the last quarter fell short of analyst estimates of $4.44 billion, raising concerns about revenue growth.
  • Aflac's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33 may raise concerns about the company's leverage and financial risk.
  • The stock's 50-day moving average of $82.24 is below the 200-day moving average of $79.10, suggesting a short-term bearish trend.
  • Insiders have been selling shares of Aflac, as seen in recent filings, which could signal lack of confidence in the company's future performance.














AFL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Aflac stock right now?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aflac in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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?

11 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Aflac's shares. Their AFL share price targets range from $74.00 to $88.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $80.36 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.5%.
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How have AFL shares performed in 2024?

Aflac's stock was trading at $82.50 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AFL shares have decreased by 2.1% and is now trading at $80.74.
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Are investors shorting Aflac?

Aflac saw a decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 9,270,000 shares, a decline of 9.0% from the January 31st total of 10,190,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,250,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.1 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the company 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 Wednesday, April 24th 2024.
View our AFL earnings forecast
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How were Aflac's earnings last quarter?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.47 by $0.22. The financial services provider had revenue of $3.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.44 billion. Aflac had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.59% and a net margin of 24.92%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.29 EPS.
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How often does Aflac pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Aflac?

Aflac announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 20th.
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.

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 2.49%. The dividend payout ratio is 25.81%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AFL will have a dividend payout ratio of 29.24% 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?

Shares of Aflac split on Monday, March 19th 2018. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 13th 2018. The newly minted shares were distributed 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 declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, November 8th 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback 100,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication 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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.97%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.77%), Northern Trust Corp (1.18%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.96%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.93%) and LSV Asset Management (0.79%). 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.
View institutional ownership trends
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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 3/1/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff