Witnessing the stock’s movement on the chart, on February 19, 2021, Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) set off with pace as it heaved 1.67% to $48.08. During the day, the stock rose to $48.52 and sunk to $47.525 before settling in for the price of $47.29 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, AFL posted a 52-week range of $23.07-$51.95.
It was noted that the giant of the Financial sector posted annual sales growth of -0.40% over the last 5 years. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 6.40%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 16.70%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $711.70 million, simultaneously with a float of $650.81 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $33.22 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $45.42, while the 200-day Moving Average is $39.41.
It is quite fundamental to gauge the extent of the productivity of the business which is accounted for 10977 workers. For the Profitability, stocks operating margin was +18.78 and Pretax Margin of +18.78.
Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ownership Facts and Figures
Nothing is more important than checking the behaviour of major investors towards the stock of the Insurance – Life industry. Aflac Incorporated’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.30%, in contrast to 60.50% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Feb 16, this organization’s Executive Vice President sold 26,725 shares at the rate of 46.68, making the entire transaction reach 1,247,389 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 201,673. Preceding that transaction, on Feb 16, Company’s Chairman & Rep. Director, ALIJ sold 45,804 for 46.55, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 2,132,176. This particular insider is now the holder of 78,619 in total.
Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Earnings and Revenue Records
As on 12/30/2020, Multinational firm has announced its last quarter scores, in which it reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the period topping the consensus outlook (set at $1.05) by $0.02. This company achieved a net margin of +21.57. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.25 per share during the current fiscal year.
Aflac Incorporated’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 16.70% and is forecasted to reach 5.18 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 6.12% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 6.40% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) Trading Performance Indicators
Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Aflac Incorporated (AFL). The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.96. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $7.19, and its Beta score is 0.97. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 1.50. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 6.74.
In the same vein, AFL’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 6.69, a figure that is expected to reach 1.21 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 5.18 at the market close of one year from today.
Technical Analysis of Aflac Incorporated (AFL)
Going through the that latest performance of [Aflac Incorporated, AFL]. Its last 5-days volume of 3.73 million was inferior to the volume of 3.75 million it revealed a year ago. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 85.93% While, its Average True Range was 0.95.
Raw Stochastic average of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 97.10%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 87.99% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 14.96% that was lower than 33.08% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.