NYSE:AFL - AFLAC Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$44.72 -0.28 (-0.62 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$45.09
Today's Range$44.59 - $45.10
52-Week Range$38.31 - $46.19
Volume154,606 shs
Average Volume3.02 million shs
Market Capitalization$34.97 billion
P/E Ratio13.18
Dividend Yield2.30%
AFLAC logoAflac 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

Industry Accident & health insurance
Sub-IndustryLife & Health Insurance


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.22
Current Ratio0.05
Quick Ratio0.05


Trailing P/E Ratio13.18
Forward P/E Ratio11.26
P/E Growth1.75

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.67 billion
Price / Sales1.60
Cash Flow$4.8451 per share
Price / Cash9.23
Book Value$31.28 per share
Price / Book1.43


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.40
Net Income$4.60 billion
Net Margins20.61%
Return on Equity12.39%
Return on Assets2.06%


Outstanding Shares774,170,000

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, April 25th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 22nd. View AFLAC's Dividend History.

When did AFLAC's stock split? How did AFLAC's stock split work?

Shares of AFLAC split before market open on 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 has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, August 9th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 40,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were AFLAC's earnings last quarter?

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.08. The financial services provider had revenue of $5.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.48 billion. AFLAC had a net margin of 20.61% and a return on equity of 12.39%. The firm's revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.47 EPS. View AFLAC's Earnings History.

When is AFLAC's next earnings date?

AFLAC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for AFLAC.

What guidance has AFLAC issued on next quarter's earnings?

AFLAC updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.78-3.88 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.91. AFLAC also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.91-1.05 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for AFL?

15 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for AFLAC's shares. Their forecasts range from $35.50 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate AFLAC's stock price to reach $46.1154 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for AFLAC.

Who are some of AFLAC's key competitors?

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)

Has AFLAC been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about AFL stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AFLAC earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.02 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are AFLAC's major shareholders?

AFLAC's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.60%), Northern Trust Corp (1.37%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.81%), LSV Asset Management (0.78%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.76%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.67%). 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, Hiroshi Yamauchi, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, June P Howard, Karole Lloyd, Kenneth S Janke Jr, Koji Ariyoshi, Kriss Cloninger III, Masatoshi Koide, Paul S Amos II, Robert B Johnson, Robin Y Wilkey 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 OppenheimerFunds Inc., Academy Capital Management Inc. TX, Burney Co., Stifel Financial Corp, Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC, Fulcrum Capital LLC, Symphony Asset Management LLC and Private Advisor Group LLC. 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, Elizabeth J Hudson, James Todd Daniels, June P Howard, Kriss Cloninger III, Masatoshi Koide and Teresa L White. View Insider Buying and Selling for AFLAC.

Which institutional investors are buying AFLAC stock?

AFL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., LSV Asset Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Franklin Resources Inc., State Treasurer State of Michigan and Legal & General Group Plc. 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 $44.72.

How big of a company is AFLAC?

AFLAC has a market capitalization of $34.97 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.

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 (AFL)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  398 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  532 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  930
MarketBeat'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 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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