NYSE:AFL - AFLAC Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $44.57 +0.30 (+0.68 %) (As of 11/18/2018 04:43 AM ET)Previous Close$44.57Today's Range$43.96 - $44.7152-Week Range$41.41 - $48.19Volume3.51 million shsAverage Volume3.63 million shsMarket Capitalization$33.46 billionP/E Ratio13.11Dividend Yield2.37%Beta0.95 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. Receive AFL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AFL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Accident & health insurance Sub-IndustryLife & Health Insurance SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:AFL Previous Symbol CUSIP00105510 Webwww.aflac.com Phone706-323-3431 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.23 Current Ratio0.05 Quick Ratio0.05 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.11 Forward P/E Ratio10.92 P/E Growth1.27 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.67 billion Price / Sales1.57 Cash Flow$4.9633 per share Price / Cash8.98 Book Value$30.52 per share Price / Book1.46 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.40 Net Income$4.60 billion Net Margins21.51% Return on Equity12.85% Return on Assets2.18% Miscellaneous Employees6,081 Outstanding Shares761,280,000Market Cap$33.46 billion 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 24th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Monday, December 3rd. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 20th. View AFLAC's Dividend History. When did AFLAC's stock split? How did AFLAC's stock split work? AFLAC shares split on the morning of Monday, March 19th 2018. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 13th 2018. The newly minted shares were issued to shareholders after the market closes 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, August 9th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 40,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were AFLAC's earnings last quarter? AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) released its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The financial services provider reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.04. The financial services provider had revenue of $5.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.57 billion. AFLAC had a return on equity of 12.85% and a net margin of 21.51%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.85 EPS. View AFLAC's Earnings History. When is AFLAC's next earnings date? AFLAC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for AFLAC. What guidance has AFLAC issued on next quarter's earnings? AFLAC updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.90-4.06 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.07. AFLAC also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $3.90-4.06 EPS. What price target have analysts set for AFL? 13 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for AFLAC's shares. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $52.00. On average, they anticipate AFLAC's share price to reach $48.0833 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for AFLAC. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AFLAC? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AFLAC in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings, 3 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for AFLAC. Has AFLAC been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about AFL stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. AFLAC earned a news impact score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of AFLAC's key competitors? Some companies that are related to AFLAC include Unum Group (UNM), Assurant (AIZ), CNO Financial Group (CNO), Triple-S Management (GTS), Citizens Financial (CFIN), Genworth MI Canada (MIC) and NIB (NHF). Who are AFLAC's key executives? AFLAC's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Daniel Paul Amos, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 66)Mr. Frederick John Crawford, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)Mr. Eric Mark Kirsch CFA, Exec. VP & Global Chief Investment Officer (Age 57)Ms. Audrey Boone Tillman Esq., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 53)Mr. Charles Ditmars Lake II, Pres of Aflac International & Chairman of Aflac Japan (Age 56) Who are AFLAC's major shareholders? AFLAC's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.58%), FMR LLC (1.59%), AQR Capital Management LLC (1.53%), Lyrical Asset Management LP (1.08%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.83%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (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, Hiroshi Yamauchi, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, June P Howard, Karole Lloyd, Kenneth S Janke Jr, Kriss Cloninger III, Masatoshi Koide, Paul S Amos II, Robert B Johnson and Teresa L White. View Institutional Ownership Trends for AFLAC. Which institutional investors are selling AFLAC stock? AFL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, State Treasurer State of Michigan, Nordea Investment Management AB, FMR LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Deutsche Bank AG, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and Schroder Investment Management Group. Company insiders that have sold AFLAC company stock in the last year include Audrey B Tillman, Charles B Knapp, Daniel P Amos, Douglas Wayne Johnson, Eric M Kirsch, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, June P Howard, Kriss Cloninger III and Masatoshi Koide. View Insider Buying and Selling for AFLAC. Which institutional investors are buying AFLAC stock? AFL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, HAP Trading LLC, Lyrical Asset Management LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Artemis Investment Management LLP and Korea Investment CORP. 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 $44.57. How big of a company is AFLAC? AFLAC has a market capitalization of $33.46 billion and generates $21.67 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $4.60 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.40 on an earnings per share basis. AFLAC employs 6,081 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: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 443 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 587 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,030MarketBeat'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. 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