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Aflac Competitors

$48.64
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$48.63
Now: $48.64
$49.19
50-Day Range
$44.51
MA: $46.66
$49.85
52-Week Range
$23.07
Now: $48.64
$50.15
Volume3.76 million shs
Average Volume3.89 million shs
Market Capitalization$33.49 billion
P/E Ratio7.60
Dividend Yield2.71%
Beta0.97

Competitors

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) Vs. MET, PRU, LNC, PRI, UNM, and CNO

Should you be buying AFL stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "life & health insurance" are considered alternatives and competitors to Aflac, including MetLife (MET), Prudential Financial (PRU), Lincoln National (LNC), Primerica (PRI), Unum Group (UNM), and CNO Financial Group (CNO).

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

Profitability

This table compares MetLife and Aflac's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MetLife8.82%8.17%0.77%
Aflac21.11%12.12%2.28%

Risk and Volatility

MetLife has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aflac has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MetLife and Aflac's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MetLife$69.62 billion0.75$5.90 billion$6.119.65
Aflac$22.31 billion1.50$3.30 billion$4.4410.95

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

Dividends

MetLife pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. MetLife pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Aflac pays out 29.7% 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. MetLife has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Aflac has raised its dividend for 39 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for MetLife and Aflac, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MetLife021002.83
Aflac14302.25

MetLife currently has a consensus price target of $51.7273, suggesting a potential downside of 12.27%. Aflac has a consensus price target of $46.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 4.06%. Given Aflac's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Aflac is more favorable than MetLife.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.4% of MetLife shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.0% of Aflac shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of MetLife shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Aflac shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

MetLife beats Aflac on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Aflac and Prudential Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Aflac21.11%12.12%2.28%
Prudential Financial-0.12%6.06%0.44%

Volatility & Risk

Aflac has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Financial has a beta of 1.72, suggesting that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aflac and Prudential Financial's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aflac$22.31 billion1.50$3.30 billion$4.4410.95
Prudential Financial$58.13 billion0.61$4.19 billion$11.697.62

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

Dividends

Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Prudential Financial pays an annual dividend of $4.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Aflac pays out 29.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Prudential Financial pays out 39.3% 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 has increased its dividend for 39 consecutive years and Prudential Financial has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Aflac and Prudential Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Aflac14302.25
Prudential Financial010302.23

Aflac presently has a consensus target price of $46.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 4.06%. Prudential Financial has a consensus target price of $77.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 12.75%. Given Aflac's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Aflac is more favorable than Prudential Financial.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.0% of Aflac shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of Prudential Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Aflac shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Prudential Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Aflac beats Prudential Financial on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) and Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Aflac and Lincoln National's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Aflac21.11%12.12%2.28%
Lincoln National4.28%5.09%0.30%

Volatility & Risk

Aflac has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln National has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its share price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aflac and Lincoln National's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aflac$22.31 billion1.50$3.30 billion$4.4410.95
Lincoln National$17.26 billion0.64$886 million$8.706.61

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

Dividends

Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Lincoln National pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Aflac pays out 29.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lincoln National pays out 19.3% 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 has increased its dividend for 39 consecutive years and Lincoln National has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Lincoln National is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Aflac and Lincoln National, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Aflac14302.25
Lincoln National17302.18

Aflac presently has a consensus target price of $46.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 4.06%. Lincoln National has a consensus target price of $49.6364, suggesting a potential downside of 13.74%. Given Aflac's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Aflac is more favorable than Lincoln National.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.0% of Aflac shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.7% of Lincoln National shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Aflac shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Lincoln National shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Aflac beats Lincoln National on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) and Primerica (NYSE:PRI) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Aflac has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Primerica has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Primerica pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Aflac pays out 29.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Primerica pays out 22.3% 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 has increased its dividend for 39 consecutive years and Primerica has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Aflac is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Aflac and Primerica's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Aflac21.11%12.12%2.28%
Primerica17.65%23.65%2.80%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aflac and Primerica's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aflac$22.31 billion1.50$3.30 billion$4.4410.95
Primerica$2.05 billion2.78$366.39 million$8.4317.22

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.0% of Aflac shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.0% of Primerica shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Aflac shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Primerica shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Aflac and Primerica, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Aflac14302.25
Primerica00303.00

Aflac presently has a consensus target price of $46.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 4.06%. Primerica has a consensus target price of $157.25, suggesting a potential upside of 8.31%. Given Primerica's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Primerica is more favorable than Aflac.

Summary

Primerica beats Aflac on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) and Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Aflac has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unum Group has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Aflac pays out 29.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Unum Group pays out 21.0% 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 has raised its dividend for 39 consecutive years and Unum Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Unum Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Aflac and Unum Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Aflac21.11%12.12%2.28%
Unum Group8.00%10.29%1.56%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aflac and Unum Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aflac$22.31 billion1.50$3.30 billion$4.4410.95
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.46$1.10 billion$5.434.95

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.0% of Aflac shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.0% of Unum Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Aflac shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Unum Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Aflac and Unum Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Aflac14302.25
Unum Group26101.89

Aflac presently has a consensus target price of $46.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 4.06%. Unum Group has a consensus target price of $25.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 6.46%. Given Aflac's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Aflac is more favorable than Unum Group.

Summary

Aflac beats Unum Group on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) and CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Aflac has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CNO Financial Group has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. CNO Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Aflac pays out 29.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CNO Financial Group pays out 26.7% 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 has raised its dividend for 39 consecutive years and CNO Financial Group has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Aflac is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Aflac and CNO Financial Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Aflac21.11%12.12%2.28%
CNO Financial Group12.27%7.21%0.98%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aflac and CNO Financial Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aflac$22.31 billion1.50$3.30 billion$4.4410.95
CNO Financial Group$4.02 billion0.81$409.40 million$1.8013.47

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.0% of Aflac shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.1% of CNO Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Aflac shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of CNO Financial Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Aflac and CNO Financial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Aflac14302.25
CNO Financial Group01302.75

Aflac presently has a consensus target price of $46.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 4.06%. CNO Financial Group has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.07%. Given CNO Financial Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CNO Financial Group is more favorable than Aflac.

Summary

Aflac beats CNO Financial Group on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Aflac Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
MetLife logo
MET
MetLife
2.5$58.96-0.8%$52.57 billion$69.62 billion9.68
Prudential Financial logo
PRU
Prudential Financial
2.5$89.02-0.4%$35.18 billion$58.13 billion-247.28
Lincoln National logo
LNC
Lincoln National
2.7$57.51-1.1%$11.17 billion$17.26 billion15.05
Primerica logo
PRI
Primerica
2.0$145.18-1.0%$5.76 billion$2.05 billion15.59Decrease in Short Interest
Unum Group logo
UNM
Unum Group
2.3$26.88-1.2%$5.54 billion$12.00 billion5.77Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
CNO Financial Group logo
CNO
CNO Financial Group
2.1$24.25-0.4%$3.28 billion$4.02 billion7.65Insider Selling
American Equity Investment Life logo
AEL
American Equity Investment Life
2.0$27.96-0.5%$2.59 billion$3.46 billion2.98
FBL Financial Group logo
FFG
FBL Financial Group
2.2$57.61-0.2%$1.40 billion$774.68 million17.95Dividend Increase
National Western Life Group logo
NWLI
National Western Life Group
1.1$208.21-1.8%$770.58 million$819.19 million7.76Upcoming Earnings
IHC
Independence
0.6$39.19-0.5%$577.27 million$374.45 million139.97
Citizens logo
CIA
Citizens
0.8$6.30-2.1%$345.01 million$250.54 million-52.50
This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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