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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL)?

The company in question is, Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) currently with a stock price of 72.99 (0.40% today). The market cap for Aflac Incorporated is 29640.51, and is in the sector Financial, and Accident & Health Insurance industry. The target price for Aflac Incorporated is 72. Currently Aflac Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 12, and a forward P/E of 10.44. Average volume for Aflac Incorporated is 1881.99 and so far today it is 2151700.

Performance in the last year for Aflac Incorporated has been 31.52%. For EPS growth, Aflac Incorporated has seen a growth of -10.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 2.07%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.50% over the last five years and could be 9.29% for the next five years. Aflac Incorporated has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.87%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.95%.

Since the IPO date for Aflac Incorporated on the 7/19/1984, Aflac Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be 24.16%. With Aflac Incorporated trading at 72.99, the dividend yield is 2.25%, and the EPS is 6.08.

So could Aflac Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 12. The PEG is 1.29, P/S is 1.38 and the P/B is at 1.33. The P/cash is 8.01, with P/free cash flow at 5.05.

Aflac Incorporated ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.22, and total debt/equity at 0.22.

In terms of margins, Aflac Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 19.50% and a profit margin of 12.00%.Payout ratio for Aflac Incorporated is 26.50%. Return on assets come to 2.00% with return on investment coming to 12.40%.

Insider ownership for Aflac Incorporated, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 71.10%. Outstanding shares are at 406.09. While shares float is 396.91. The float short is currently 1.84%, and short ratio is 3.88.

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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