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Is Aflac Incorporated(NYSE: AFL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/19/1984. Aflac Incorporated is in the Accident & Health Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Aflac Incorporated, is 1815.15, and so far today it has a volume of 1301600. Performance year to date since the 7/19/1984 is 23.74%.

To help you determine whether Aflac Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.96 and forward P/E is 10.43. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Aflac Incorporated has a value for PEG of 1.52. P/S ratio is 1.39 and the P/B ratio is 1.33. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.05 and 5.08 respectively.

At the current price Aflac Incorporated is trading at, 72.74 (-1.06% today), Aflac Incorporated has a dividend yield of 2.25%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 26.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.08, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 1.80% after growing -10.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 0.20%, and 3.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 409.58, and the number of shares float is 396.91. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 71.00%. The float short is 1.75%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.82. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.00%, and also a return on investment of 12.40%.

The ability for Aflac Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.22 and total debt/equity is 0.22. In terms of margins, Aflac Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 19.50%, and Aflac Incorporated has a profit margin of 12.00%.

The 52 week high is -2.36%, with 35.82% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.05% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.87%.

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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