How Should Investors View Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Insider Trading?


As of Friday close, Aflac Incorporated’s (NYSE:AFL) stock was down -$1.19, moving down -1.90 percent to $61.29. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,488,240 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.74 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,812,450, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,816,752.

Since last month, AFL stock retreated -11.52%. Shares of the company fell to $60.20 on 03/15/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $74.01 was reached on 01/06/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $52.07. Since the beginning of this year, AFL’s stock price has dropped by -14.80% or -$10.65, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -17.19% since its 52-week high.

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AFL stock investors should be aware that Aflac Incorporated (AFL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 32 days ago on Feb 14. LAKE CHARLES D II, the Chairman & Rep. Director, ALIJ of the company, disposed of 22,291 shares for $70.36 on Feb 14. It resulted in a $1,568,395 divestment by the insider. Koide Masatoshi sold 19,291 shares at an average price of $70.36 on Feb 14. The insider now owns 87,598 shares following the transaction. On Jan 03, Director MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L sold 500 shares at $71.98 apiece. The transaction was valued at $35,990.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has a P/E ratio of about 9.34. The stock’s beta is 0.95. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.95, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.70, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 13.10 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.42 per share was paid out, which is 5.0% more than last year’s $0.40. On Tuesday November 8 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.33, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.33. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 24.70%.

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 14.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 16.40%.

AFL’s revenue fell -8.65% to $5.4 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.82 billion. While analysts expected Aflac Incorporated to report $1.21 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.4 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 15.70%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $612.21 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Aflac Incorporated’s (AFL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 24.93%, the RSI 9-day stood at 26.66% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Aflac Incorporated price is down by -4.28% percent or -$2.74. At present, AFL shares trade -11.34% below its 20-day simple moving average and +0.52% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -14.78% below its SMA50 and +1.19% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 16.30% and Stochastic coefficient D was 15.68%, while ATR was 1.77. Given the Stochastic reading of 12.08% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 28.27%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.92, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.53.

Analyst Ratings

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 11 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 $72.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $57.00 – $80.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Aflac Incorporated (AFL) will achieve an average price target of $71.50.


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