In the past 52-week period, shares of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) have moved within the range of $66.50 to $85.70. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $84.41, which is 1.51% lower than its 52-week high.
Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 0.77%, and a 50-day SMA of 1.87%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $33.24 billion.
Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income
When considering entering a position, it is crucial to understand the average enthusiasm level expressed by Wall Street analysts for that particular stock. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Aflac Incorporated (AFL) is Hold.
Publicly-traded organizations typically post revenue and earnings results that fall either above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Aflac Incorporated (AFL) delivered a 1.42% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $5.51 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $5.43 billion.
Meanwhile, during the same quarter Aflac Incorporated (AFL) delivered a 4.29% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.70 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $1.63 per share.
Ownership at Aflac Incorporated (AFL), According to Most Recent SEC Filings
We can find critical insight by examining institutional ownership, which are reported in public companies’ most recent 13F filings. Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has 0.39 billion shares outstanding currently, 72.17% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $23.96 billion.
Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Aflac Incorporated (AFL), there were 75 new positions totaling 3,809,289 shares of the company’s stock. There were 55 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 808,161 shares.
Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators
A stock’s average trade volume, as recorder over the short, medium and long terms, is helpful to analyze in order to gain a better understanding of trading activity and investor sentiment. Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,452,680 shares, with an average of 60% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.
The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 1,639,752 shares, with an average of 75% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 1,557,464 shares with 67% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.