NYSE:AFL - AFLAC Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $46.50 +0.21 (+0.45 %) (As of 08/17/2018 02:57 AM ET)Previous Close$46.29Today's Range$46.41 - $46.7352-Week Range$39.58 - $47.08Volume3.04 million shsAverage Volume3.83 million shsMarket Capitalization$35.69 billionP/E Ratio13.68Dividend Yield2.24%Beta0.98 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 SymbolNYSE:AFL CUSIP00105510 Webwww.aflac.com Phone706-323-3431 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.22 Current Ratio0.05 Quick Ratio0.05 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.68 Forward P/E Ratio11.45 P/E Growth1.36 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.67 billion Price / Sales1.65 Cash Flow$4.8947 per share Price / Cash9.50 Book Value$31.28 per share Price / Book1.49 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.40 Net Income$4.60 billion Net Margins21.00% Return on Equity12.53% Return on Assets2.11% Miscellaneous Employees6,081 Outstanding Shares767,800,000Market Cap$35.69 billion 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 Thursday, July 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Saturday, September 1st. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 21st. 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 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 share buyback program on Wednesday, August 9th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase 40,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were AFLAC's earnings last quarter? AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) released its earnings results on Thursday, July, 26th. The financial services provider reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.08. The financial services provider earned $5.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.52 billion. AFLAC had a net margin of 21.00% and a return on equity of 12.53%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.92 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, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for AFLAC. What price target have analysts set for AFL? 15 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for AFLAC's stock. Their predictions range from $35.50 to $52.00. On average, they expect AFLAC's stock price to reach $47.1786 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for AFLAC. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AFLAC? 15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AFLAC in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings, 3 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for AFLAC. 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). 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? Headlines about AFL stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AFLAC earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.91 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for AFLAC. Who are AFLAC's major shareholders? AFLAC's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.55%), FMR LLC (1.74%), LSV Asset Management (0.82%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.81%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.69%) and Schroder Investment Management Group (0.59%). 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 major investors are selling AFLAC stock? AFL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Treasurer State of Michigan, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley and Raymond James & Associates. 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, Eric M Kirsch, James Todd Daniels, June P Howard, Kriss Cloninger III and Masatoshi Koide. 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 Hexavest Inc., Unigestion Holding SA, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Natixis, Janus Henderson Group PLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec and Sabal Trust CO. 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 $46.50. How big of a company is AFLAC? AFLAC has a market capitalization of $35.69 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 (NYSE AFL)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 425 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 558 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 983MarketBeat'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 8/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What does earnings per share mean?