Over the past three months, Aflac Incorporated [AFL] ended the trading day at $43.72 and exhibited a change of 2.01% with a 24 hour trading and reached upto the volume of 3.88M compared to its recorded trading volume of 3.45 million. AFL generated a 1 year amount change with -19.23%. Though for Principal markets a year is counted as a long time period. By having a look at the most recent performance of this stock, in the last week its amount moved by 8.46% with an amount shift of 19.29% over the last month.

On 18, November 2020, Aflac Incorporated Announces 17.9% Increase in the First Quarter 2021 Dividend. According to news published on Yahoo Finance, Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared the first quarter dividend of $0.33 per share, payable on March 1, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 17, 2021. This represents a 17.9% increase over the previously declared fourth quarter dividend.

Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Aflac Incorporated [NYSE:AFL] stock was on July 29, 2019, when it was Downgrade with an Outperform rating from Raymond James, which also raised its 12-month price target on the stock to $62. Before that, on March 20, 2020, RBC Capital Mkts Recapitulated a Sector perform rating and elevated its amount target to $35. On July 16, 2019, Evercore ISI Downgrade an Underperform rating. On January 02, 2019, JP Morgan Downgrade a Neutral rating. On August 01, 2018, Sandler O’Neill Upgrade a Buy rating. On April 25, 2018, Credit Suisse Initiated a Neutral rating and boosted its amount on this stock to $49. On March 21, 2018, Barclays Reiterated an Equal weight rating and decreased its target amount on this stock from $90 to $45.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $23.07 and a peak of $55.07. Right now, according to Wall Street analyst the average 12-month amount target is $43.40. At the most recent market close, shares of Aflac Incorporated [NYSE:AFL] were valued at $43.72. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of 3.41%.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Aflac Incorporated [NYSE:AFL] most recently reported quarterly sales of 5.67 billion, which represented growth of 2.00%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $1,901,867 per employee, while its income is $281,695 per employee. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 2.18, 12.61, 14.43 and 10.21 respectively.

If looking now at the Principal structure of this organization, it shows its whole liability to the whole Principal at 18.49 and the whole liability to whole assets at 4.16. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 18.34 and enduring liability to assets at 0.04 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 42.91 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 42.11. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 44.13 and at 44.55 for 2nd resistance point.

Aflac Incorporated [AFL] reported its earnings at $1.39 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $1.14/share signifying the difference of 0.25 and 21.90% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were $1.28 calling estimates for $1.07/share with the difference of 0.21 depicting the surprise of 19.60%.

Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 1.77, it’s amount to book ratio is 1.33 and showing 6.84 of P/E (TTM) ratio.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by LAKE CHARLES D II, Chairman & Rep. Director, ALIJ, and it was the sale of 16392.0 shares on Aug 18. Lloyd Karole, the Director, completed a purchase of 1000.0 shares on Aug 14. On May 01, RIMER BARBARA K, Director, completed a sale of 11026.0 shares.