Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Price Targets: What Do They Mean?

At the last check on Friday, Aflac Incorporated’s (NYSE:AFL) stock was up $0.41, moving up 0.73 percent to $56.52. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,252,907 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.82 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,834,967, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,583,487.

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Since last month, AFL stock retreated -13.53%. Shares of the company fell to $55.12 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $67.20 was reached on 04/21/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $51.28. Since the beginning of this year, AFL’s stock price has dropped by -3.90% or -$1.98, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -15.89% since its 52-week high.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) last reported insider trading activity 15 days ago on Apr 28. Lloyd Karole, the Director of the company, purchased of 1,000 shares for $59.36 on Apr 28. It resulted in a $59,360 investment by the insider. MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L sold 300 shares at an average price of $64.87 on Apr 01. The insider now owns 17,947 shares following the transaction. On Mar 29, SVP, Chief Actuary RIGGIERI ALBERT sold 1,687 shares at $65.05 apiece. The transaction was valued at $109,739.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has a P/E ratio of about 9.21. The stock’s beta is 0.95. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.67, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.23, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 8.87 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.40 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.40. On Monday November 15 2021, a $0.07 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.26, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.26. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 24.30%.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 11.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 12.50%.

AFL’s revenue fell -11.32% to $5.44 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $5.27 billion. While analysts expected Aflac Incorporated to report $1.37 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.48 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 8.00%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $644.16 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Aflac Incorporated’s (AFL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 24.84%, the RSI 9-day stood at 28.33% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Aflac Incorporated price is down by -3.13% percent or -$1.82. At present, AFL shares trade -13.65% below its 20-day simple moving average and +1.90% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -7.77% below its SMA50 and +1.44% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.31% and Stochastic coefficient D was 10.21%, while ATR was 1.58. Given the Stochastic reading of 17.94% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 31.10%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.11, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.65.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies launched its rating on Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) to a Hold in a note to investors on January 26, 2022. Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, AFL is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Aflac Incorporated stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $62.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $54.00 – $69.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Aflac Incorporated (AFL) will achieve an average price target of $62.00.


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