Trader-Turned-Informant Takes Big Stake In Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

    Fukuzawa Toshihiko, Director, subtracted 1,500 shares of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) from its portfolio at the rate of $52.00 per share valuing $78,000 on Sep 27. The insider left behind 11,349 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $52.52, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $52.95. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $51.44 and a 2nd Support Level at $50.79. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) was $52.10. Aflac Incorporated (AFL) stock has gained $0.21, or 0.40%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $1.31, or 2.58%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$4.75, or -8.36%. This year-to-date, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) shares have gained $6.54, or 14.35%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Aflac Incorporated (AFL) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Meanwhile, Hold % of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “.” Looking further ahead, 50% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 740,383 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $38,573,952K. Aflac Incorporated (AFL) generates $21,758 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,920 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 11.80%, a 3-Year Total Return of 45.98%, and a 5-year Total Return of 84.36%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 46.48%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.270 per share on 08/20/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.07%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.08.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 06/19, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) reported earnings of $1.13 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.07 per share, representing a 0.06 difference and 5.61% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 03/19, the reported earnings of $1.12 represented a 0.07 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.05 per share, which was a 6.67% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.06 per share. This estimate came from a total of 6 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.09 and the low estimate was $1.03. In the year-ago quarter, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) generated per-share earnings of $1.03. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +2.91%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 4 purchases (22,436 shares in total) and 10 sale (26,935 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 23 insider buys amounting to 117,721 shares and 20 insider sales amounting to 177,212 shares. In the past full year, 63 insider purchases were made (involving 1,480,728 shares) and 58 insider sell-offs equivalent to 717,304 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has a Current Ratio of 0.52. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 24.63, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 19.76, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 3.97. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 24.61.