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Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 29617.02. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Aflac Incorporated is 70.77 (with a change from open of -0.32%), this in conjunction with a target price of 72. Volume today has so far reached 470907, with an average volume of about 1652.09. The GAP for this stock, is -0.87%.

The P/E ratio is 11.78, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.27. The current EPS for Aflac Incorporated, is 6.08, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -10.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 21.83%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Aflac Incorporated, EPS is looking like it will grow 1.75% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.30%. Quarter over quarter is 0.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 3.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 71.00%. Shares outstanding is 413.53, while shares float is at a value of 396.91. Float short for Aflac Incorporated is 1.84% and the short ratio is 4.42.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.22. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 19.50%. The profit margin is 12.00%.

Aflac Incorporated has seen returns on assets of 2.00%, and on investment, 12.40%. Return on equity is 13.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.61. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.38, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.31 and Price/cash is 8, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 5.05.

The simple moving averages are -2.36% and 6.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.01% and the 52 week low is 32.14%.

Aflac Incorporated has a dividend yield of 2.29%, with a current price of 70.77. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 26.50%. This is in an industry, Accident & Health Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Aflac Incorporated is based in USA.

Performance in the Accident & Health Insurance industry means that Aflac Incorporated has seen performance for the past week of -0.39%, with performance for the month coming to -0.29%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.27%, and for the half year the performance is 21.39%. Volatility for this week is 0.96% and for the month this is 1.01%.

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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