NYSE:AFL - AFLAC Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$52.01 +0.49 (+0.95 %)
(As of 05/27/2019 03:01 AM ET)
Previous Close$52.01
Today's Range$51.60 - $52.10
52-Week Range$41.45 - $52.45
Volume2.54 million shs
Average Volume2.99 million shs
Market Capitalization$38.77 billion
P/E Ratio12.50
Dividend Yield2.08%
Beta0.78
Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, 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
SectorFinance
CUSIP00105510
CIK4977
Phone706-323-3431

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.76 billion
Cash Flow$5.8768 per share
Book Value$34.94 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.92 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees6,121
Market Cap$38.77 billion
Next Earnings Date7/25/2019 (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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 25th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share on Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 21st. 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 issued 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 announced that its board has approved a share buyback program 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 reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were AFLAC's earnings last quarter?

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.05 by $0.07. The financial services provider had revenue of $5.66 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.46 billion. AFLAC had a return on equity of 13.49% and a net margin of 14.26%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.05 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 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for AFLAC.

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

AFLAC issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.10-4.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.25.

What price target have analysts set for AFL?

10 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for AFLAC's stock. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate AFLAC's stock price to reach $49.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for AFLAC.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AFLAC?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AFLAC in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings, 1 buy rating and 1 strong 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 coverage about AFL stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. AFLAC earned a news sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

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), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), General Electric (GE), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AbbVie (ABBV), Procter & Gamble (PG), Intel (INTC) and Mcdonald's (MCD).

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 & Pres of Aflac Global Investments (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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.11%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.03%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.63%), FMR LLC (1.53%), Northern Trust Corp (1.29%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.17%). Company insiders that own AFLAC stock include Audrey B Tillman, 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, Teresa L White and Toshihiko Fukuzawa. 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 Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, AQR Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Coho Partners Ltd., Clearbridge Investments LLC, Northern Trust Corp and Janus Henderson Group PLC. Company insiders that have sold AFLAC company stock in the last year include Audrey B Tillman, Charles D Lake II, Douglas Wayne Johnson, Eric M Kirsch, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, Masatoshi Koide, Richard Williams Jr, Teresa L White and Toshihiko Fukuzawa. View Insider Buying and Selling for AFLAC.

Which major investors are buying AFLAC stock?

AFL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., BlackRock Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Natixis, Victory Capital Management Inc. and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 $52.01.

How big of a company is AFLAC?

AFLAC has a market capitalization of $38.77 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  466 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  624 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,090
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 5/27/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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