NYSE:AFL - AFLAC Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $49.28 +0.68 (+1.40 %) (As of 02/18/2019 01:22 PM ET)Previous Close$48.60Today's Range$48.95 - $49.3852-Week Range$41.45 - $49.38Volume3.38 million shsAverage Volume3.71 million shsMarket Capitalization$37.52 billionP/E Ratio11.85Dividend Yield2.14%Beta0.78 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 Current SymbolNYSE:AFL Previous Symbol CUSIP00105510 Webwww.aflac.com Phone706-323-3431Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.25 Current Ratio0.05 Quick Ratio0.05Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.85 Forward P/E Ratio11.68 P/E Growth3.39 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.76 billion Price / Sales1.72 Cash Flow$4.9182 per share Price / Cash Flow10.02 Book Value$30.82 per share Price / Book1.60Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.16 Net Income$2.92 billion Net Margins13.42% Return on Equity13.62% Return on Assets2.27%Miscellaneous Employees6,081 Outstanding Shares761,279,000Market Cap$37.52 billion 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 20th will be given a dividend of $0.27 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 19th. This is an increase from AFLAC's previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. View AFLAC's Dividend History. When did AFLAC's stock split? How did AFLAC's stock split work? AFLAC shares split on the morning of 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 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. How will AFLAC's stock buyback program work? AFLAC declared that its board has authorized a stock 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were AFLAC's earnings last quarter? AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.08. The financial services provider had revenue of $5.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.47 billion. AFLAC had a return on equity of 13.62% and a net margin of 13.42%. View AFLAC's Earnings History. When is AFLAC's next earnings date? AFLAC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 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, January, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.10-4.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.21. What price target have analysts set for AFL? 11 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for AFLAC's shares. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $52.00. On average, they expect AFLAC's stock price to reach $48.0909 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for AFLAC. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AFLAC? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AFLAC in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for AFLAC. Has AFLAC been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about AFL stock has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news 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 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. 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 67)Mr. Frederick John Crawford, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 55)Mr. Eric Mark Kirsch CFA, Exec. VP & Global Chief Investment Officer (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. (6.78%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.36%), Northern Trust Corp (1.34%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.81%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.81%) and LSV Asset Management (0.80%). Company insiders that own AFLAC stock include Audrey B Tillman, Barbara K Rimer, Charles B Knapp, 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, Richard Williams Jr, Robert B Johnson 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 Two Sigma Advisers LP, HM Payson & Co., Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, QS Investors LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc. and QV Investors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold AFLAC company stock in the last year include Charles B Knapp, Douglas Wayne Johnson, Eric M Kirsch, James Todd Daniels, Joseph L Moskowitz, June P Howard, Masatoshi Koide and Richard Williams Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for AFLAC. Which institutional investors are buying AFLAC stock? AFL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Conning Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, JNBA Financial Advisors and Hexavest Inc.. 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 $49.28. How big of a company is AFLAC? AFLAC has a market capitalization of $37.52 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 6,081 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 452 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 602 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,054MarketBeat'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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Does the Quiet Period Work?