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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) ?

The company in question is, Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) currently with a stock price of 74.17 (0.82% today). The market cap for Aflac Incorporated is 29755.52, and is in the sector Financial, and Accident & Health Insurance industry. The target price for Aflac Incorporated is 72.54. Currently Aflac Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 11.55, and a forward P/E of 11.02. Average volume for Aflac Incorporated is 2177.95 and so far today it is 1541100.

Performance in the last year for Aflac Incorporated has been 11.61%. For EPS growth, Aflac Incorporated has seen a growth of 9.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.83%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.30% over the last five years and could be 6.87% for the next five years. Aflac Incorporated has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 12.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 7.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.02%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.66%.

Since the IPO date for Aflac Incorporated on the 7/19/1984, Aflac Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be 7.22%. With Aflac Incorporated trading at 74.17, the dividend yield is 2.32%, and the EPS is 6.42.

So could Aflac Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 11.55. The PEG is 1.68, P/S is 1.31 and the P/B is at 1.47. The P/cash is 6.12, with P/free cash flow at 5.58.

Aflac Incorporated ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.26, and total debt/equity at 0.26.

In terms of margins, Aflac Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 19.10% and a profit margin of 11.70%.Payout ratio for Aflac Incorporated is 25.70%. Return on assets come to 2.00% with return on investment coming to 11.30%.

Insider ownership for Aflac Incorporated, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 71.00%. Outstanding shares are at 401.18. While shares float is 392.44. The float short is currently 1.66%, and short ratio is 2.99.

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