Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) closed the day trading at $64.61 up 0.08% from the previous closing price of $64.56. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.05 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1835679 shares were traded. AFL stock price reached its highest trading level at $65.08 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $64.34.
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For a better understanding of AFL, let’s look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 10.25 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 16.62. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.37 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.37.
Upgrades & Downgrades
The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 19 when MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L sold 13,471 shares for $67.27 per share. The transaction valued at 906,140 led to the insider holds 27,570 shares of the business.
BEAVER STEVEN KENT sold 13,118 shares of AFL for $870,119 on May 12. The SVP, CFO, Aflac US now owns 20,793 shares after completing the transaction at $66.33 per share. On May 10, another insider, HOWARD JUNE P, who serves as the Sr. Vice President of the company, sold 8,230 shares for $67.57 each. As a result, the insider received 556,101 and left with 119,402 shares of the company.
Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, AFL now has a Market Capitalization of 42.73B and an Enterprise Value of 46.23B. As of this moment, Aflac’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 9.34, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 10.61. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 8.27. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.05 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.00. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.37.
Stock Price History:
Over the past 52 weeks, AFL has reached a high of $74.01, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $52.07. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 65.69, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 66.15.
Over the past 3-months, AFL traded about 2.47M shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, AFL traded about 1.95M shares per day. A total of 611.21M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 563.18M. Insiders hold about 0.10% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 60.60% stake in the company. Shares short for AFL as of May 14, 2023 were 11.1M with a Short Ratio of 11.10M, compared to 8.89M on Apr 13, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.84% and a Short% of Float of 1.85%.
Dividends & Splits
AFL’s forward annual dividend rate is 1.68, up from 1.62 a year ago. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 2.51%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 2.60%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.37. The current Payout Ratio is 23.30% for AFL, which recently paid a dividend on May 31, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of May 15, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Mar 18, 2018 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.
Current recommendations for the stock of the company come from 12 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.43 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.52 and a low estimate of $1.38, while EPS last year was $1.46. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.44, with high estimates of $1.5 and low estimates of $1.4.
Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $6.05 and $5.75 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $5.84. EPS for the following year is $6.09, with 12 analysts recommending between $6.35 and $5.97.
7 analysts predict $4.54B in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $4.64B to a low estimate of $4.37B. As of the current estimate, Aflac Incorporated’s year-ago sales were $5.4B, an estimated decrease of -15.90% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 7 analysts are estimating revenue of $4.52B, a decrease of -1.00% over than the figure of -$15.90% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $4.62B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $4.31B.
A total of 7 analysts have provided revenue estimates for AFL’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $18.45B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $17.5B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $18.05B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $19.5B, down -7.40% from the average estimate. Based on 9 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $18.25B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $18.75B and the low estimate is $17.7B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 1.10% from the average revenue estimate for this year.