Aflac Incorporated [AFL] stock prices are up 2.02% to $62.48 at the moment. In order to assess the stock’s recent performance, you can check whether its short-term value is rising or falling. The AFL shares have lost -3.64% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -9.72%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.
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From an analyst’s perspective:
Aflac Incorporated [NYSE: AFL] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on May 24, 2022, when Citigroup initiated its Neutral rating and assigned the stock a price target of $60. Previously, Jefferies started tracking the stock with Hold rating on January 26, 2022, and set its price target to $60. On January 21, 2022, Wolfe Research initiated with a Peer Perform rating and assigned a price target of $63 on the stock. UBS reiterated its Neutral rating and increased its price target to $61 on January 12, 2022. Goldman initiated its recommendation with a Sell and recommended $52 as its price target on December 03, 2021. UBS started tracking with a Neutral rating for this stock on April 21, 2021, and assigned it a price target of $55. In a note dated January 12, 2021, Morgan Stanley upgraded an Overweight rating on this stock but restated the target price of $53.
The stock price of Aflac Incorporated [AFL] has been fluctuating between $52.07 and $74.01 over the past year. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $71.50 within the next 12 months. Aflac Incorporated [NYSE: AFL] shares were valued at $62.48 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 14.44% based on the average AFL price forecast.
Analyzing the AFL fundamentals
The most recent quarter, Aflac Incorporated [NYSE:AFL] reported sales of 4.01 billion, representing a drop of -26.20%.
Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 60.92 points at the first support level, and at 59.36 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 63.44, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 64.41.
Aflac Incorporated [AFL] reported earnings per share of $1.4 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 12/30/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $1.21/share, meaning a difference of $0.19 and a surprise factor of 15.70%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 9/29/2022 were $1.15 per share as compared to estimates of $1.21 per share, a difference of -$0.06 representing a surprise of -5.00%.
Ratios To Look Out For
Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 2.35 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 9.52.
Transactions by insiders
In the past 3 months, 15 insiders have purchased 1,092,062 shares, and 16 have sold 262,628 shares. Recent insider trading involved LAKE CHARLES D II, Chairman & Rep. Director, ALIJ, that happened on Feb 14 when 22291.0 shares were sold. Pres. and Rep. Director, ALIJ, Koide Masatoshi completed a deal on Feb 14 to sell 19291.0 shares. Meanwhile, Director MOSKOWITZ JOSEPH L sold 500.0 shares on Jan 03.