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Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) went up by 0.17% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $54.98 and move down -0.94%, while AFL stocks collected +1.21% of gains with the last five trading sessions.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Worth an Investment?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 13.28 times of increase in earnings at the present.

AFL Market Performance

AFL stocks went up by 1.21% for the week, with the monthly jump of 6.53% and a quarterly performance of 9.60%, while its annual performance rate touched 19.09%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.63% for AFL stocks with the simple moving average of 14.60% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AFL stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for AFL shares by setting it to “Neutral”. The predicted price for AFL socks in the upcoming period according to JP Morgan is $5 based on the research report published on January 2, 2019.

Sandler O’Neill, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AFL stock at the price of $5. The rating they have provided for AFL stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on August 1, 2018.

Credit Suisse gave “Neutral” rating to AFL stocks, setting the target price at $49 in the report published on April 25, 2018.

AFL Stocks 7.22% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AFL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Aflac Incorporated was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -0.93% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 1.34%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 1.18%, while the shares surge at the distance of +6.16% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +10.60% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, AFL went up by +1.21%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +16.71% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $52.72. In addition, Aflac Incorporated saw 19.56% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

AFL Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Aflac Incorporated (AFL), starting from RIGGIERI ALBERT, who sold 5,247 shares at the price of $52.39 back on Jun 03. After this action, Rushing now owns 5,451 shares of Aflac Incorporated, valued at $274,889 with the latest closing price.

ARIYOSHI KOJI, the Exec.VP – Aflac Japan of Aflac Incorporated, sold 63,703 shares at the value of $52.20 during a trade that took place back on May 29, which means that ARIYOSHI KOJI is holding 49,129 shares at the value of $3,325,297 based on the most recent closing price.

AFL Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +19.32 for the present operating margin. The net margin for Aflac Incorporated stands at +13.16. Total capital return value is set at 14.50, while invested capital returns managed to touch 9.88. Equity return holds the value 13.00%, with 2.20% for asset returns.

Based on Aflac Incorporated (AFL), the company’s capital structure generated 24.63 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 19.76. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 3.97 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 24.61 and long-term debt to capital is 19.74.

The value for Enterprise to Sales is 1.88 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.14. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.52.