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NYSE:AFL

Aflac - AFL Stock Forecast, Price & News

$64.55
+0.65 (+1.02%)
(As of 08/18/2022 05:26 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$63.78
$64.66
50-Day Range
$53.01
$64.07
52-Week Range
$51.28
$67.20
Volume
1.70 million shs
Average Volume
2.87 million shs
Market Capitalization
$40.79 billion
P/E Ratio
9.74
Dividend Yield
2.50%
Price Target
$62.17

Aflac MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.20 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.6% Downside
$62.17 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.60% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.14
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.17mentions of Aflac in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.34 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
0.75%
From $5.32 to $5.36 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.35 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

457th out of 914 stocks

Accident & Health Insurance Industry

4th out of 4 stocks

AFL stock logo

About Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Stock

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, nursing care income support, GIFT, and whole and term life insurance products, as well as WAYS and child endowment plans under saving type insurance products in Japan. The Aflac U.S. segment provides cancer, accident, short-term disability, critical illness, hospital indemnity, dental, vision, long-term care and disability, 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 based in Columbus, Georgia.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on AFL shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on Aflac from $61.00 to $62.00 in a report on Monday, July 11th. Evercore ISI decreased their target price on shares of Aflac from $60.00 to $59.00 and set an "in-line" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. Citigroup initiated coverage on shares of Aflac in a report on Monday, May 23rd. They set a "neutral" rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock. Piper Sandler decreased their price objective on shares of Aflac from $68.00 to $66.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Aflac from $66.00 to $67.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a report on Wednesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $62.17.

Aflac Price Performance

Aflac stock opened at $63.90 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $40.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.64, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.93. Aflac has a 12-month low of $51.28 and a 12-month high of $67.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.07, a current ratio of 0.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The business's 50-day simple moving average is $56.67 and its 200 day simple moving average is $59.92.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.27. The business had revenue of $5.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.79 billion. Aflac had a net margin of 20.37% and a return on equity of 12.40%. Aflac's revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.59 EPS. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Aflac will post 5.32 earnings per share for the current year.

Aflac Announces Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 24th will be given a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 23rd. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.50%. Aflac's dividend payout ratio is currently 24.13%.

Insider Buying and Selling at Aflac

In other news, insider Teresa L. White sold 10,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.24, for a total transaction of $592,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 134,256 shares of the company's stock, valued at $7,953,325.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. In other news, insider Teresa L. White sold 10,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, August 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.24, for a total value of $592,400.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 134,256 shares of the company's stock, valued at $7,953,325.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Barbara K. Rimer sold 11,026 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.49, for a total transaction of $644,910.74. Following the transaction, the director now owns 33,413 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,954,326.37. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 38,272 shares of company stock valued at $2,338,959 in the last 90 days. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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AFL Stock News Headlines

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Price Target Raised to $67.00 at Morgan Stanley
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Insider Sells $592,400.00 in Stock
Aflac: Q2 Earnings Snapshot - Greenwich Time
Aflac (AFL) Tops Q2 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
Earnings Preview: Aflac - Benzinga
Aflac (AFL) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Monday
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AFL Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/1 Dividend
5/17/2022
Dividend Payable
6/01/2022
Last Earnings
8/01/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/1 Dividend
8/23/2022
Dividend Payable
9/01/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/26/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Accident & health insurance
Sub-Industry
Life & Health Insurance
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
00105510
CIK
4977
Employees
12,447
Year Founded
1955

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$62.17
High Stock Price Forecast
$67.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$52.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-3.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.20
Research Coverage
10 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$4.33 billion
Pretax Margin
24.94%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$22.11 billion
Cash Flow
$7.91 per share
Book Value
$41.76 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
624,966,000
Market Cap
$40.79 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.93

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Daniel Paul AmosMr. Daniel Paul Amos (Age 70)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $6.61M
  • Mr. Frederick John CrawfordMr. Frederick John Crawford (Age 58)
    Pres & COO
    Comp: $4.12M
  • Mr. Max Kristian Broden (Age 43)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $2.05M
  • Mr. Eric Mark Kirsch CFA (Age 61)
    Exec. VP, Global Chief Investment Officer & Pres of Aflac Asset Management LLC
    Comp: $3.38M
  • Ms. Audrey Boone Tillman Esq. (Age 57)
    Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel
    Comp: $1.82M
  • Ms. June Posey Howard CPA (Age 55)
    CFA, CGMA, Sr. VP of Financial Services & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. J. Peter Kelso
    Sr. VP and Chief Information & Technology Officer
  • Ms. Teresa Lynne WhiteMs. Teresa Lynne White (Age 55)
    Pres of Aflac US
  • Mr. James Todd Daniels (Age 51)
    Exec. VP, Director & CFO of Aflac Life Insurance Japan
  • Mr. Drew J. Niziak
    Sr. VP of Broker Sales













AFL Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Aflac stock right now?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aflac in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" AFL shares. 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 is Aflac's stock price forecast for 2022?

10 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Aflac's stock. Their AFL share price forecasts range from $52.00 to $67.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $62.17 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.7%.
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How have AFL shares performed in 2022?

Aflac's stock was trading at $58.39 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, AFL stock has increased by 9.4% and is now trading at $63.90.
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Are investors shorting Aflac?

Aflac saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 9,350,000 shares, an increase of 6.5% from the July 15th total of 8,780,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,630,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 1.6% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Aflac's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 26th 2022.
View our AFL earnings forecast
.

How were Aflac's earnings last quarter?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August, 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.27. The financial services provider earned $5.40 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.79 billion. Aflac had a net margin of 20.37% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.40%. The firm's revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.59 EPS.
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How often does Aflac pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Aflac?

Aflac announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 24th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Thursday, September 1st. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 23rd.
Read our dividend analysis for AFL
.

Is Aflac a good dividend stock?

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.50%. The company 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 is 24.13%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AFL will have a dividend payout ratio of 29.85% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AFL.

When did Aflac's stock split?

Aflac's stock split 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 stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

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

435 employees have rated Aflac Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos on Glassdoor.com. Dan Amos has an approval rating of 93% among the company'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.

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.84%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.58%), FMR LLC (1.59%), Northern Trust Corp (1.23%), Maj Invest Holding A S (0.67%) and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.50%). Insiders that own company stock include Albert Riggieri, Audrey B Tillman, Barbara K Rimer, Charles D Lake II, Eric M Kirsch, Frederick John Crawford, Georgette D Kiser, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, June P Howard, Karole Lloyd, Masatoshi Koide, Richard Williams Jr, Teresa L White, Thomas J Kenny and Toshihiko Fukuzawa.
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How do I buy shares of Aflac?

Shares of AFL stock 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 $63.90.

How much money does Aflac make?

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) has a market capitalization of $40.38 billion and generates $22.11 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $4.33 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.63 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Aflac have?

The company employs 12,447 workers across the globe.

Does Aflac have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Aflac: AGV Management Services Japan KK, Aflac Asset Management Japan Ltd., Aflac Asset Management LLC, Aflac Benefits Advisors, Aflac Corporate Ventures LLC, Aflac Global Ventures LLC, Aflac Heartful Services Co., Aflac Holdings LLC, Aflac InfoSec Services LLC, Aflac Information Technology, Aflac Innovation Partners G.K., Aflac Insurance Services Co., Aflac Insurance Services Co. Ltd., Aflac International, Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd., Aflac Northern Ireland Ltd., Aflac Payment Services Co., Aflac Ventures India Fund LLC, Aflac Ventures LLC, Aflac Ventures Labs LLC, Aflac Ventures Seed Fund LLC, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, American Family Life Assurance Company of New York, Apollo AF Loan Trust, Argus Dental & Vision Inc, Argus Holdings LLC, Communicorp, Continental American Group, Continental American Insurance Company, Empowered.Insure LLC, Empoweredbenefits, Empoweredbenefits LLC, Global Alternatives Private Equity Sub-Trust A, Global Investment Fund I, Hatch Healthcare KK, Hatch Insight KK, Lapetus Solutions Inc., Medical Note Inc., NIO Innovative Technologies Ltd., Octagon Delaware Trust, Picwell Inc., SUDACHI Small-amount Short-term Preparation Company Ltd., Sensely Corporation, Simple Technology LLC, Tier One Insurance Company, Tsusan Co. Ltd., Varagon Capital Management MGP LLC, Varagon Capital Partners L.P., Wellthie Inc., and Zurich North America’s U.S..
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When was Aflac founded?

Aflac was founded in 1955.

How can I contact Aflac?

Aflac's mailing address is 1932 WYNNTON ROAD, COLUMBUS GA, 31999. The official website for the company is www.aflac.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (706) 323-3431, via email at rwilkey@aflac.com, or via fax at 706-324-6330.

This page (NYSE:AFL) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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