The stock of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has gone down by -3.44% for the week, with a -1.19% drop in the past month and a -5.78% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.49%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are 2.06% for AFL. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -3.79% for AFL’s stock, with a -2.30% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Is It Worth Investing in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) Right Now?
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.34x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for AFL is 0.94. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 12 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”
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The average price predicted by analysts for AFL is $70.67, which is $6.24 above the current price. The public float for AFL is 563.18M and currently, short sellers hold a 1.97% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of AFL on May 26, 2023 was 2.47M shares.
AFL) stock’s latest price update
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL)’s stock price has plunge by 0.08relation to previous closing price of 64.56. Nevertheless, the company has seen a -3.44% plunge in its stock price over the last five trading sessions.
AFL Trading at -1.55% 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 -12.71% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.06%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.49%, as shares sank -7.00% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.50% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, AFL fell by -3.44%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +6.93% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $66.91. In addition, Aflac Incorporated saw -10.19% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AFL starting from MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L, who sale 13,471 shares at the price of $67.27 back on May 19. After this action, MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L now owns 27,570 shares of Aflac Incorporated, valued at $906,140 using the latest closing price.
BEAVER STEVEN KENT, the SVP, CFO, Aflac US of Aflac Incorporated, sale 13,118 shares at $66.33 during a trade that took place back on May 12, which means that BEAVER STEVEN KENT is holding 20,793 shares at $870,119 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for AFL
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +24.77 for the present operating margin
The net margin for Aflac Incorporated stands at +21.54. The total capital return value is set at 13.34, while invested capital returns managed to touch 11.84. Equity return is now at value 19.30, with 3.30 for asset returns.
Based on Aflac Incorporated (AFL), the company’s capital structure generated 33.40 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 25.04. Total debt to assets is 5.52, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 33.15. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 24.85.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.24, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.14. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.00.
In conclusion, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.