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Aflac (AFL) Competitors

$94.35
+0.06 (+0.06%)
(As of 10:03 AM ET)

AFL vs. MET, HUM, PRU, CNC, UNM, PRI, LNC, OSCR, CNO, and NWLI

Should you be buying Aflac stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Aflac include MetLife (MET), Humana (HUM), Prudential Financial (PRU), Centene (CNC), Unum Group (UNM), Primerica (PRI), Lincoln National (LNC), Oscar Health (OSCR), CNO Financial Group (CNO), and National Western Life Group (NWLI).

Aflac vs.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) and MetLife (NYSE:MET) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, media sentiment, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, community ranking and valuation.

Aflac pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. MetLife pays an annual dividend of $2.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Aflac pays out 22.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MetLife pays out 74.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Aflac presently has a consensus price target of $85.15, suggesting a potential downside of 9.69%. MetLife has a consensus price target of $80.46, suggesting a potential upside of 6.73%. Given MetLife's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe MetLife is more favorable than Aflac.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aflac
2 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.08
MetLife
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.92

In the previous week, Aflac and Aflac both had 10 articles in the media. MetLife's average media sentiment score of 1.21 beat Aflac's score of 0.99 indicating that MetLife is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Aflac
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
MetLife
8 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

MetLife received 359 more outperform votes than Aflac when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 73.62% of users gave MetLife an outperform vote while only 57.24% of users gave Aflac an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
AflacOutperform Votes
573
57.24%
Underperform Votes
428
42.76%
MetLifeOutperform Votes
932
73.62%
Underperform Votes
334
26.38%

Aflac has a net margin of 27.67% compared to MetLife's net margin of 3.50%. MetLife's return on equity of 20.39% beat Aflac's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aflac27.67% 16.88% 2.95%
MetLife 3.50%20.39%0.87%

Aflac has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MetLife has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Aflac has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MetLife. Aflac is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MetLife, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aflac$18.70B2.86$4.66B$9.0610.41
MetLife$66.91B0.80$1.58B$2.9125.91

67.4% of Aflac shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.8% of MetLife shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Aflac shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of MetLife shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

MetLife beats Aflac on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AFL and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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AFL vs. The Competition

MetricAflacAccident & health insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$53.58B$21.74B$9.59B$18.29B
Dividend Yield2.14%2.57%10.28%3.46%
P/E Ratio10.418.6761.4225.28
Price / Sales2.861.483,489.5415.38
Price / Cash12.029.7428.8720.69
Price / Book2.511.742.615.07
Net Income$4.66B$1.71B$1.01B$974.25M
7 Day Performance1.74%1.58%1.70%0.56%
1 Month Performance5.96%6.59%5.83%5.05%
1 Year Performance32.19%13.14%9.31%7.17%

Aflac Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MET
MetLife
4.9561 of 5 stars
4.96 / 5 stars
$76.18
+0.7%
$80.23
+5.3%
+27.0%$54.17B$66.91B26.1845,000Analyst Forecast
Positive News
HUM
Humana
4.6901 of 5 stars
4.69 / 5 stars
$401.88
+1.6%
$402.05
+0.0%
-11.8%$48.43B$106.37B25.0267,600Gap Up
PRU
Prudential Financial
4.8402 of 5 stars
4.84 / 5 stars
$127.32
+0.6%
$116.67
-8.4%
+33.7%$45.71B$50.89B21.6540,658Analyst Revision
CNC
Centene
4.9772 of 5 stars
4.98 / 5 stars
$67.80
-1.9%
$86.23
+27.2%
-1.0%$36.18B$155.52B13.4867,700Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
UNM
Unum Group
4.9702 of 5 stars
4.97 / 5 stars
$53.91
+0.5%
$59.22
+9.9%
+10.9%$10.21B$12.39B8.0110,812Dividend Increase
Analyst Revision
PRI
Primerica
4.4784 of 5 stars
4.48 / 5 stars
$250.84
-0.2%
$257.25
+2.6%
+20.6%$8.63B$2.82B15.273,450Analyst Forecast
LNC
Lincoln National
4.9702 of 5 stars
4.97 / 5 stars
$32.79
-0.1%
$31.18
-4.9%
+19.4%$5.57B$11.65B4.4811,024
OSCR
Oscar Health
3.5979 of 5 stars
3.60 / 5 stars
$15.59
-3.7%
$19.75
+26.7%
+79.8%$3.70B$5.86B-38.972,400Gap Up
CNO
CNO Financial Group
4.3671 of 5 stars
4.37 / 5 stars
$30.11
-0.6%
$28.60
-5.0%
+20.0%$3.26B$4.15B8.783,500Positive News
NWLI
National Western Life Group
2.945 of 5 stars
2.95 / 5 stars
$499.98
+0.1%
N/A+18.0%$1.82B$703.35M11.35270Analyst Forecast
Positive News
High Trading Volume

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This page (NYSE:AFL) was last updated on 7/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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