NYSE:AFL - AFLAC Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $49.46 -0.51 (-1.02 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$49.97Today's Range$49.42 - $49.9952-Week Range$41.45 - $50.66Volume3.55 million shsAverage Volume3.42 million shsMarket Capitalization$37.11 billionP/E Ratio11.89Dividend Yield2.16%Beta0.79 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides voluntary supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. The Aflac Japan segment offers voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans, and annuities in Japan. The Aflac U.S. segment provides products designed to protect individuals from depletion of assets comprising accident, cancer, critical illness/care, hospital indemnity, fixed-benefit dental, and vision care plans; and loss-of-income products, such as life and short-term disability plans in the United States. The company sells its products through sales associates and brokers, independent corporate agencies, individual agencies, and affiliated corporate agencies. Aflac Incorporated was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Accident & health insurance Sub-IndustryLife & Health Insurance SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:AFL Previous Symbol CUSIP00105510 CIK4977 Webwww.aflac.com Phone706-323-3431Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.25 Current Ratio0.06 Quick Ratio0.06Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.89 Forward P/E Ratio11.72 P/E Growth3.42 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.76 billion Price / Sales1.71 Cash Flow$5.8741 per share Price / Cash Flow8.42 Book Value$30.82 per share Price / Book1.60Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.16 Net Income$2.92 billion Net Margins13.42% Return on Equity13.62% Return on Assets2.27%Miscellaneous Employees6,121 Outstanding Shares750,332,000Market Cap$37.11 billion Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) Frequently Asked Questions What is AFLAC's stock symbol? AFLAC trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AFL." How often does AFLAC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for AFLAC? AFLAC declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 19th. This is a boost from AFLAC's previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. View AFLAC's Dividend History. When did AFLAC's stock split? How did AFLAC's stock split work? AFLAC's stock split before market open on 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 closing bell on Friday, March 16th 2018. An investor that had 100 shares of AFLAC 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 authorized a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, August 9th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 40,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were AFLAC's earnings last quarter? AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) issued its earnings results on Thursday, January, 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.08. The financial services provider had revenue of $5.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.47 billion. AFLAC had a return on equity of 13.62% and a net margin of 13.42%. View AFLAC's Earnings History. When is AFLAC's next earnings date? AFLAC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for AFLAC. What guidance has AFLAC issued on next quarter's earnings? AFLAC updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.10-4.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.21. What price target have analysts set for AFL? 9 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for AFLAC's stock. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $52.00. On average, they anticipate AFLAC's share price to reach $48.3333 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for AFLAC. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AFLAC? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AFLAC in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for AFLAC. Has AFLAC been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about AFL stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. AFLAC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of AFLAC's key competitors? Some companies that are related to AFLAC include Unum Group (UNM), Assurant (AIZ), Genworth MI Canada (MIC), CNO Financial Group (CNO), NIB (NHF), Triple-S Management (GTS) and Citizens Financial (CFIN). 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), General Electric (GE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), AbbVie (ABBV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Pfizer (PFE), Procter & Gamble (PG), Intel (INTC) and QUALCOMM (QCOM). Who are AFLAC's key executives? AFLAC's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Daniel Paul Amos, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 67)Mr. Frederick John Crawford, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 55)Mr. Eric Mark Kirsch CFA, Exec. VP & Global Chief Investment Officer (Age 58)Ms. Audrey Boone Tillman Esq., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 54)Mr. Charles Ditmars Lake II, Pres of Aflac International & Chairman of Aflac Life Insurance Japan (Age 57) Who are AFLAC's major shareholders? AFLAC's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.78%), FMR LLC (1.46%), APG Asset Management N.V. (1.38%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.36%), Northern Trust Corp (1.34%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.81%). Company insiders that own AFLAC stock include Audrey B Tillman, Barbara K Rimer, Charles B Knapp, Charles D Lake II, Daniel P Amos, Douglas Wayne Johnson, Elizabeth J Hudson, Eric M Kirsch, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, June P Howard, Karole Lloyd, Kriss Cloninger III, Masatoshi Koide, Paul S Amos II, Richard Williams Jr, Robert B Johnson and Teresa L White. View Institutional Ownership Trends for AFLAC. Which major investors are selling AFLAC stock? AFL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, HM Payson & Co., Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Nordea Investment Management AB, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd and QS Investors LLC. Company insiders that have sold AFLAC company stock in the last year include Audrey B Tillman, Charles B Knapp, Charles D Lake II, Douglas Wayne Johnson, Eric M Kirsch, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, Masatoshi Koide, Richard Williams Jr and Teresa L White. View Insider Buying and Selling for AFLAC. Which major investors are buying AFLAC stock? AFL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Conning Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC and JNBA Financial Advisors. Company insiders that have bought AFLAC stock in the last two years include Joseph L Moskowitz and Karole Lloyd. View Insider Buying and Selling for AFLAC. How do I buy shares of AFLAC? Shares of AFL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is AFLAC's stock price today? One share of AFL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.46. How big of a company is AFLAC? AFLAC has a market capitalization of $37.11 billion and generates $21.76 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $2.92 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.16 on an earnings per share basis. AFLAC employs 6,121 workers across the globe. What is AFLAC's official website? The official website for AFLAC is http://www.aflac.com. How can I contact AFLAC? AFLAC's mailing address is 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA, 31999. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 706-323-3431 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for AFLAC (NYSE AFL)Community Ranking: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 457 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 609 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,066MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about AFLAC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AFL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AFL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why are analyst ratings important in trading stocks?