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Is Aflac Incorporated(NYSE: AFL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/19/1984. Aflac Incorporated is in the Accident & Health Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Aflac Incorporated, is 2222.97, and so far today it has a volume of 1883000. Performance year to date since the 7/19/1984 is 22.91%.

To help you determine whether Aflac Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.95 and forward P/E is 10.53. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Aflac Incorporated has a value for PEG of 1.29. P/S ratio is 1.39 and the P/B ratio is 1.52. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.59 and 4.95 respectively.

At the current price Aflac Incorporated is trading at, 72.66 (0.23% today), Aflac Incorporated has a dividend yield of 2.26%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 26.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.08, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.17% after growing -10.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 15.20%, and 4.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 407.88, and the number of shares float is 401.4. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 68.40%. The float short is 1.59%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.87. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.20%, and also a return on investment of 12.40%.

The ability for Aflac Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.25 and total debt/equity is 0.25. In terms of margins, Aflac Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 19.90%, and Aflac Incorporated has a profit margin of 12.20%.

The 52 week high is -0.21%, with 44.14% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.69% and the 200 day simple moving average is 15.63%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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