As of Friday close, Aflac Incorporated’s (NYSE:AFL) stock was up $0.26, moving up 0.44 percent to $59.43. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,185,580 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.13 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,438,435, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,606,168.
Since last month, AFL stock rose 5.47%. Shares of the company fell to $53.04 on 07/14/22, 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 risen by 1.78% or $1.04, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -11.56% since its 52-week high.
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Aflac Incorporated (AFL) last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on Aug 03. RIMER BARBARA K, the Director of the company, disposed of 11,026 shares for $58.49 on Aug 03. It resulted in a $644,966 divestment by the insider. MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L sold 300 shares at an average price of $55.32 on Jul 01. The insider now owns 20,515 shares following the transaction. On Apr 28, Director Lloyd Karole bought 1,000 shares at $59.36 apiece. The transaction was valued at $59,360.
Right now, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has a P/E ratio of about 9.75. The stock’s beta is 0.93. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.74, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.31, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.22 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.
According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.26, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.26. In the year ended June 29, 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 -3.04% to $5.27 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $5.4 billion. While analysts expected Aflac Incorporated to report $1.28 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.55 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 21.10%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $631.92 million.
This quick technical analysis looks at Aflac Incorporated’s (AFL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 19.12%, the RSI 9-day stood at 76.22% on 05 August.
With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Aflac Incorporated price is up by +3.72% percent or $2.13. At present, AFL shares trade +5.65% above its 20-day simple moving average and -2.32% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +4.12% above its SMA50 and +6.52% above its SMA200.
Stochastic coefficient K was 87.41% and Stochastic coefficient D was 84.91%, while ATR was 1.20. Given the Stochastic reading of 90.94% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 68.31%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.60, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.46.
Citigroup launched its rating on Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) to a Neutral in a note to investors on May 24, 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 $60.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $54.00 – $67.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Aflac Incorporated (AFL) will achieve an average price target of $60.92.