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Morning Trending Tickers: Aflac Incorporated, (AFL)

Friday February 24th 2017: Aflac Incorporated, AFL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Accident & Health Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Aflac Incorporated, AFLĀ  has a market cap of 30.91 B. Since its IPO date on the 7/19/1984, Aflac Incorporated, AFL performance year to date is 11.88%. Today Aflac Incorporated, AFL has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 77.87.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 27.10%. Return of assets are at 1.80%, with return on investment at 11.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Aflac Incorporated, AFL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.26. While Total debt/equity is 0.26. With a profit margin of 11.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 18.30%. Aflac Incorporated ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Aflac Incorporated, AFL has seen a EPS growth of 9.90%. A performance for the year of 5.66%. The 52-week high is -2.49%, and the 52-week low is 17.10%. The average volume for Aflac Incorporated, AFL is 0.

With a target price of 76, can Aflac Incorporated, AFL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Aflac Incorporated, AFL. Aflac Incorporated has a P/E of 12.66 and a forward P/E of 11.5. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.37. Aflac Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.37 and 1.54 respectively. For P/cash, Aflac Incorporated has a value of 7.35, while it is 5.37 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 77.87, Aflac Incorporated has a dividend yield of 2.21%. We see a return on equity of 11.70%.

Looking more long-term Aflac Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.90% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 9.90% for this year and for the last five years a 9.30% growth has been seen.

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