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Can Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Remain Competitive?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) went down by -1.87% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $67.20. The company’s stock price has collected -1.49% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 01/12/21 that Twitter, Tesla, Realty Income: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

Is It Worth Investing in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE :AFL) Right Now?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 8.85 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for AFL is at 0.90. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for Aflac Incorporated declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 10 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $62.23, which is $3.56 above the current price. AFL currently public float of 573.14M and currently shorts hold a 1.53% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of AFL was 2.46M shares.

AFL’s Market Performance

AFL stocks went down by -1.49% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.74% and a quarterly performance of 9.36%, while its annual performance rate touched 13.09%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.22% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.97% for Aflac Incorporated. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.11% for AFL stocks with a simple moving average of -2.20% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AFL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AFL stocks, with Citigroup repeating the rating for AFL by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for AFL in the upcoming period, according to Citigroup is $60 based on the research report published on May 24th of the current year 2022.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AFL reach a price target of $60. The rating they have provided for AFL stocks is “Hold” according to the report published on January 26th, 2022.

Wolfe Research gave a rating of “Peer Perform” to AFL, setting the target price at $63 in the report published on January 21st of the current year.

AFL Trading at -1.38% from the 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, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -12.69% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.97%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.22%, as shares sank -4.68% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +7.47% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AFL fell by -1.49%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +5.29% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $60.41. In addition, Aflac Incorporated saw 0.48% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AFL starting from Daniels James Todd, who sale 16,946 shares at the price of $64.03 back on Aug 15. After this action, Daniels James Todd now owns 53,025 shares of Aflac Incorporated, valued at $1,085,052 using the latest closing price.

WHITE TERESA L, the President, Aflac U.S. of Aflac Incorporated, sale 10,000 shares at $59.24 during a trade that took place back on Aug 05, which means that WHITE TERESA L is holding 134,256 shares at $592,440 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AFL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +25.37 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Aflac Incorporated stands at +19.56. Equity return is now at value 14.20, with 2.90 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.71.

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