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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Aflac Incorporated, AFL

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, AFL  has a market cap of 29517.77. Since its IPO date on the 7/19/1984, Aflac Incorporated, AFL performance year to date is 21.42%. Today Aflac Incorporated, AFL has gained -0.96%, with a current price of 71.38.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 26.50%. Return of assets are at 2.00%, with return on investment at 12.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Aflac Incorporated, AFL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.22. While Total debt/equity is 0.22. With a profit margin of 12.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 19.50%. 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 -10.00%. A performance for the year of 20.39%. The 52-week high is -4.19%, and the 52-week low is 33.28%. The average volume for Aflac Incorporated, AFL is 1245300.

With a target price of 72, can Aflac Incorporated, AFL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Aflac Incorporated, AFL. Aflac Incorporated has a P/E of 11.74 and a forward P/E of 10.24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.61. Aflac Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.38 and 1.3 respectively. For P/cash, Aflac Incorporated has a value of 7.98, while it is 5.03 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 71.38, Aflac Incorporated has a dividend yield of 2.30%. We see a return on equity of 13.30%.

Looking more long-term Aflac Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 1.75% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -10.00% for this year and for the last five years a 3.50% growth has been seen.

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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