Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31.22 B. 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 77.46 (with a change from open of -0.15%), this in conjunction with a target price of 75.08. Volume today has so far reached 17714, with an average volume of about 1648.71. The GAP for this stock, is -0.42%.
The P/E ratio is 12.66, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.5. The current EPS for Aflac Incorporated, is 6.15, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 9.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.93%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Aflac Incorporated, EPS is looking like it will grow 3.96% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.97%. Quarter over quarter is -15.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.20%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 70.70%. Shares outstanding is 400.79, while shares float is at a value of 388.37. Float short for Aflac Incorporated is 1.67% and the short ratio is 3.93.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.26, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.26. 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 18.30%. The profit margin is 11.20%.
Aflac Incorporated has seen returns on assets of 1.80%, and on investment, 11.30%. Return on equity is 11.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.59. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.39, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.54 and Price/cash is 7.42, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 5.42.
The simple moving averages are -0.63% and 7.01% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.01% and the 52 week low is 16.47%.
Aflac Incorporated has a dividend yield of 2.21%, with a current price of 77.46. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 27.10%. 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 0.48%, with performance for the month coming to 0.00%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.20%, and for the half year the performance is 6.30%. Volatility for this week is 0.74% and for the month this is 1.05%.
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