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Aflac Stock Forecast, Price & News

$48.30
-0.35 (-0.72 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 11:15 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$47.88
Now: $48.30
$48.93
50-Day Range
$44.49
MA: $46.37
$49.85
52-Week Range
$23.07
Now: $48.30
$50.15
Volume48,614 shs
Average Volume3.83 million shs
Market Capitalization$33.93 billion
P/E Ratio7.55
Dividend Yield2.65%
Beta0.97
Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. The Aflac Japan segment offers cancer, medical, income support, and whole and term life insurance products, as well as WAYS and child endowment plans under saving type insurance products. The Aflac U.S. segment provides cancer, accident, short-term disability, critical illness, hospital indemnity, dental, vision, 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.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Accident & health insurance
Sub-IndustryLife & Health Insurance
SectorFinance
CUSIP00105510
CIK4977
Phone706-323-3431
Employees11,729
Year Founded1955

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$22.31 billion
Cash Flow$6.51 per share
Book Value$39.45 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.30 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$33.93 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.26 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

95th out of 1,931 stocks

Accident & Health Insurance Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
$48.30
-0.35 (-0.72 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 11:15 AM ET)
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Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Aflac a buy right now?

8 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aflac in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Aflac stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Aflac?

Wall Street analysts have given Aflac a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Aflac wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Aflac?

Aflac saw a decline in short interest in January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 6,010,000 shares, a decline of 22.0% from the January 14th total of 7,710,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,940,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Aflac's next earnings date?

Aflac is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 5th 2021.
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How were Aflac's earnings last quarter?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.02. The financial services provider earned $5.91 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.50 billion. Aflac had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.12% and a net margin of 21.11%. The firm's revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.03 EPS.
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How has Aflac's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Aflac's stock was trading at $36.94 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, AFL stock has increased by 30.5% and is now trading at $48.21.
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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 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Monday, March 1st. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 16th. This is a positive change from Aflac's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.
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Is Aflac a good dividend stock?

Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.65%. Aflac has been increasing its dividend for 39 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Aflac is 29.73%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Aflac will have a dividend payout ratio of 27.22% next year. This indicates that Aflac will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Aflac's stock split? How did Aflac's stock split work?

Shares of Aflac split on Monday, March 19th 2018. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 13th 2018. The newly created shares were distributed 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.

What price target have analysts set for AFL?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Aflac's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect Aflac's stock price to reach $46.67 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.2%.
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Who are Aflac's key executives?

Aflac's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Daniel Paul Amos, Chairman & CEO (Age 69, Pay $5.84M)
  • Mr. Frederick John Crawford, Pres & COO (Age 57, Pay $2.15M)
  • Mr. Eric Mark Kirsch CFA, Exec. VP, Global Chief Investment Officer & Pres of Aflac Asset Management LLC (Age 60, Pay $2.97M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Charles Ditmars Lake II, Pres of Aflac International & Chairman of Aflac Life Insurance Japan (Age 59, Pay $2.17M)
  • Mr. Masatoshi Koide, Pres, Representative Director & COO of Aflac Japan (Age 61, Pay $1.72M)
  • Mr. Max Kristian Brodén, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 42)
  • Ms. June Posey Howard CPA, CFA, CGMA, Sr. VP of Financial Services & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. J. Peter Kelso, Sr. VP and Chief Information & Technology Officer
  • Mr. David A. Young, VP of Investor & Rating Agency Relations
  • Ms. Audrey Boone Tillman Esq., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 56)

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

435 employees have rated Aflac CEO Dan Amos on Glassdoor.com. Dan Amos has an approval rating of 93% among Aflac'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.

Who are some of Aflac's key competitors?

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).

What is Aflac's stock symbol?

Aflac trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AFL."

Who are Aflac's major shareholders?

Aflac's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.48%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.23%), Northern Trust Corp (1.19%), Maj Invest Holding A S (1.11%), Boston Partners (1.08%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.77%). Company insiders that own Aflac stock include Albert Riggieri, Audrey B Tillman, Barbara K Rimer, Charles D Lake II, Douglas Wayne Johnson, Frederick John Crawford, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, June P Howard, Karole Lloyd, Koji Ariyoshi, Masatoshi Koide, Richard Williams Jr, Teresa L White, Thomas J Kenny and Toshihiko Fukuzawa.
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Which major investors are selling Aflac stock?

AFL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including California Public Employees Retirement System, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Boston Partners, Schroder Investment Management Group, Nordea Investment Management AB, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Aflac company stock in the last year include Audrey B Tillman, Barbara K Rimer, Charles D Lake II, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, Teresa L White, Thomas J Kenny, and Toshihiko Fukuzawa.
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Which major investors are buying Aflac stock?

AFL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maj Invest Holding A S, Ruffer LLP, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Alliancebernstein L.P., Sabal Trust CO, Guinness Asset Management LTD, Assetmark Inc., and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have bought Aflac stock in the last two years include Frederick John Crawford, and Karole Lloyd.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Aflac's stock price today?

One share of AFL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.21.

How much money does Aflac make?

Aflac has a market capitalization of $33.86 billion and generates $22.31 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $3.30 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.44 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Aflac have?

Aflac employs 11,729 workers across the globe.

Does Aflac have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Aflac: Aflac Asset Management Japan Ltd., Aflac Asset Management LLC, Aflac Benefits Advisors, Aflac Corporate Ventures LLC, Aflac Heartful Services Co., Aflac Holdings LLC, Aflac Information Technology, Aflac Insurance Services Co., Aflac International, Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd., Aflac Payment Services Co., Aflac Ventures LLC, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, American Family Life Assurance Company of New York, Apollo AF Loan Trust, Argus Dental & Vision Inc, Communicorp, Continental American Group, Continental American Insurance Company, Empoweredbenefits, Global Investment Fund I, NIO Innovative Technologies Ltd., Octagon Delaware Trust, and Tier One Insurance Company.

When was Aflac founded?

Aflac was founded in 1955.

What is Aflac's official website?

The official website for Aflac is www.aflac.com.

Where are Aflac's headquarters?

Aflac is headquartered at 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA, 31999.

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]


This page was last updated on 2/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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