Aflac Incorporated (AFL): A New Opening for Investors

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Aflac Incorporated kicked off the trading day on 10/09/19 with a price increase of 0.90%, equivalent to $0.46 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, AFL had a 52-week range of $41.45 to $57.18. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $51.50 after starting the trading session at $51.38. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $51.46, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $50.74.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $2682883, but has maintained average daily volume of $3.44M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $3.26 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $3.41 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $745.15 million, simultaneously with a float of $731.36 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $38.38 billion.

Aflac Incorporated(AFL) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. Aflac Incorporated’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.10%, in contrast to 67.50% institutional ownership. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Sep 27 this organization’s Director sold 1,500 at the rate of 52.00, making the entire transaction hit 78,000 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 11,349. Preceding that transaction, on Aug 02 Company’s Sr. Vice President exercised an option 4,000 at a price of 24.28, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 97,120. This particular insider is now the holder of 64,591 in total.

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of Aflac Incorporated’s stock, Institutional holders make up 67.50% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 745.15M shares. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, The Vanguard Group, Inc. owns 67,032,392 shares, with SSgA Funds Management, Inc. in 2nd place owning 39,882,076 shares and BlackRock Fund Advisors in third place with total ownership of 39,687,171 shares.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on 6/29/2019, the organization reported $1.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $1.07) by $0.06.

This company achieved a net margin of 14.29 while generating a return on equity of 12.48. Aflac Incorporated’s full-quarter revenue increased by 5.46%, when compared against the year-ago quarter. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.03 per share during the current fiscal year.

Aflac Incorporated’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 13.30%, and is forecasted to reach 4.47 in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 4.34% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 2.30% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.78. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $12.49, and its Beta score is 0.71.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 1.75 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 8.03. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 1.36, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 4.05.

In the same vein, AFL’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months was posted at 4.12, a figure that is expected to reach 1.07 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 4.47 at the market close of one year from today’s date.