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How to buy Aflac Incorporated stock | $53.99

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Aflac Incorporated is an insurance-life business based in the US. Aflac Incorporated shares (AFL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aflac Incorporated employs 12,003 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Aflac Incorporated stock price (NYSE: AFL)

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Aflac Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$53.99
52-week range$32.54 - $57.55
50-day moving average $55.98
200-day moving average $54.09
Wall St. target price$57.70
PE ratio 6.4876
Dividend yield $1.22 (2.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.32

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Is it a good time to buy Aflac Incorporated stock?

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Aflac Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $53.99 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -1.23%
1 month (2021-08-18) 3.17%
3 months (2021-06-18) 3.67%
6 months (2021-03-18) 4.29%
1 year (2020-09-18) 42.83%
2 years (2019-09-18) 2.62%
3 years (2018-09-18) 14.24%
5 years (2016-09-16) 71.34

Is Aflac Incorporated under- or over-valued?

Valuing Aflac Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aflac Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Aflac Incorporated's P/E ratio

Aflac Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Aflac Incorporated shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Aflac Incorporated's PEG ratio

Aflac Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.93. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Aflac Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Aflac Incorporated's EBITDA

Aflac Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Aflac Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Aflac Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM $23 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.32%
Gross profit TTM $7.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.2%
Return on equity TTM 18.39%
Profit margin 25.23%
Book value $50.20
Market capitalisation $36.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Aflac Incorporated shares

There are currently 15.4 million Aflac Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Aflac Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% up from 15.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Aflac Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Aflac Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Aflac Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aflac Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aflac Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Aflac Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 6.26. In other words for every 100,000 Aflac Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6260 shares are currently held short.

However Aflac Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aflac Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aflac Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aflac Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aflac Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0231% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aflac Incorporated shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Aflac Incorporated.

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Aflac Incorporated's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Aflac Incorporated.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Aflac Incorporated's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.62

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Aflac Incorporated's overall score of 23.62 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Aflac Incorporated is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Aflac Incorporated's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.06/100

Aflac Incorporated's environmental score of 0.06 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aflac Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Aflac Incorporated's social score

Social score: 5.47/100

Aflac Incorporated's social score of 5.47 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aflac Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Aflac Incorporated's governance score

Governance score: 10.09/100

Aflac Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Aflac Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Aflac Incorporated's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Aflac Incorporated scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Aflac Incorporated has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Aflac Incorporated was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.62
Total ESG percentile 32.94
Environmental score 0.06
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 5.47
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 10.09
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Aflac Incorporated share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.92% of net profits

Recently Aflac Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 22.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Aflac Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 2.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Aflac Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $1.22 per share.

While Aflac Incorporated's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Aflac Incorporated is investing more in its future growth.

Aflac Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Aflac Incorporated's shares ever split?

Aflac Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 March 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aflac Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aflac Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Aflac Incorporated's share price.

Aflac Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Aflac Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.5354 up to $57.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AFL.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Aflac Incorporated's is 1.0049. This would suggest that Aflac Incorporated's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Aflac Incorporated overview

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, 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 care, hospital indemnity, dental, vision, long-term care and disability, and term and whole life insurance products in the United States.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Aflac Incorporated is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 9.123% of Aflac Incorporated shares are held by insiders and 61.959% by institutions.
How many people work for Aflac Incorporated?
Latest data suggests 12,003 work at Aflac Incorporated.
When does the fiscal year end for Aflac Incorporated?
Aflac Incorporated's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Aflac Incorporated based?
Aflac Incorporated's address is: 1932 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, United States, 31999
What is Aflac Incorporated's ISIN number?
Aflac Incorporated's international securities identification number is: US0010551028
What is Aflac Incorporated's CUSIP number?
Aflac Incorporated's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 001055102

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