Aflac Inc

AFL-N

NYSE:AFL

52.99
0.27 (0.51%)
Aflac Inc. is an American insurance company and is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Columbus, Georgia.
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Analysis and Opinions about AFL-N

Signal
Opinion
Expert
HOLD
HOLD
November 28, 2019
Global leaders in supplemental health insurance. Phenomenal track record of growth. A few ups and downs this year, but up nicely. Classic, long-term growth stock. If it drops, consider adding. If it goes to new highs, trim a bit.
Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
November 28, 2019
Global leaders in supplemental health insurance. Phenomenal track record of growth. A few ups and downs this year, but up nicely. Classic, long-term growth stock. If it drops, consider adding. If it goes to new highs, trim a bit.
Alex Ruus
Portfolio Manager, Arrow Capital Management
Price
$54.820
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
January 8, 2015

Likes consumer stables in the US better. Model price shows 15% upside. He would buy it.

Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
January 8, 2015

Likes consumer stables in the US better. Model price shows 15% upside. He would buy it.

Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$59.900
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
November 4, 2014

An American insurance company, whose major business has been in Japan for decades. Incredibly well-run. It amazes him that a US company has been able to succeed in a different culture for so long. A weaker yen hurts this company, but doesn't think this will have a huge impact on the stock price. Not a cheap stock and they could be running into some short-term earnings issues, which could cause earnings to decline, probably due to currency.

Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
November 4, 2014

An American insurance company, whose major business has been in Japan for decades. Incredibly well-run. It amazes him that a US company has been able to succeed in a different culture for so long. A weaker yen hurts this company, but doesn't think this will have a huge impact on the stock price. Not a cheap stock and they could be running into some short-term earnings issues, which could cause earnings to decline, probably due to currency.

Lorne Steinberg
President & Portfolio Manager, Lorne Steinberg Wealth Management Inc
Price
$59.480
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 11, 2014

80% of revenue comes from Japan. Not the greatest chart. It is below its 200 day moving average. You will have some real resistance at about $62. Met Life (MET-N) would be a better one to look at.

Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
August 11, 2014

80% of revenue comes from Japan. Not the greatest chart. It is below its 200 day moving average. You will have some real resistance at about $62. Met Life (MET-N) would be a better one to look at.

Michael Bowman
Portfolio Manager, Wickham Investment Management
Price
$59.200
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 6, 2014

(A Top Pick May 1/13. Up 16.75%.) It reached his target, but the other issue he was having was its huge exposure to Japan. Sold his holdings. Still an attractive name.

Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
May 6, 2014

(A Top Pick May 1/13. Up 16.75%.) It reached his target, but the other issue he was having was its huge exposure to Japan. Sold his holdings. Still an attractive name.

Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$61.850
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 31, 2014

(A Top Pick May 1/13. Up 18.69%.) About 77% of this company’s profits originate from Japan and around November, the Japanese market started turning around a little bit. He got stopped out. You probably revisit this one in May-June.

Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
March 31, 2014

(A Top Pick May 1/13. Up 18.69%.) About 77% of this company’s profits originate from Japan and around November, the Japanese market started turning around a little bit. He got stopped out. You probably revisit this one in May-June.

Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$63.040
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 6, 2014

(A Top Pick May 1/13. Up 15.54%.) His first attraction was its heavy exposure into Japan. However, when he looked at the earnings again in the fall, every line was in the US and Japan was growing at single digits. They also announced a stock buyback which only amounted to 2%-3% of their float, little bit less than what people expected. Switched from this into Hartford, which is more domestic.

Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
February 6, 2014

(A Top Pick May 1/13. Up 15.54%.) His first attraction was its heavy exposure into Japan. However, when he looked at the earnings again in the fall, every line was in the US and Japan was growing at single digits. They also announced a stock buyback which only amounted to 2%-3% of their float, little bit less than what people expected. Switched from this into Hartford, which is more domestic.

Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$61.730
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 1, 2013

Provides supplemental health/life insurance in Japan and US. Valuations are quite good. About 80% of their business is from Japan. However, the 20% they have in the US is a real opportunity because corporations are downloading the benefits packages. Anything you want extra and above a very basic benefits package of a large corporation, you are going to have to go to something like this to get it. Yield of 2.55%.

Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
May 1, 2013

Provides supplemental health/life insurance in Japan and US. Valuations are quite good. About 80% of their business is from Japan. However, the 20% they have in the US is a real opportunity because corporations are downloading the benefits packages. Anything you want extra and above a very basic benefits package of a large corporation, you are going to have to go to something like this to get it. Yield of 2.55%.

Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$54.380
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
September 22, 2011
So much of its business is in Japan and this is the reason for its loss, especially in the insurance business. This is an opportunity to buy a very solid company at 5.5X earnings. Decent dividend yield of 3.5%.
Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
September 22, 2011
So much of its business is in Japan and this is the reason for its loss, especially in the insurance business. This is an opportunity to buy a very solid company at 5.5X earnings. Decent dividend yield of 3.5%.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$33.190
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
September 22, 2011
So much of its business is in Japan and this is the reason for its loss, especially in the insurance business. This is an opportunity to buy a very solid company at 5.5X earnings. Decent dividend yield of 3.5%.
Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
September 22, 2011
So much of its business is in Japan and this is the reason for its loss, especially in the insurance business. This is an opportunity to buy a very solid company at 5.5X earnings. Decent dividend yield of 3.5%.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$33.190
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
September 21, 2011
So much of its business is in Japan and this is the reason for its loss, especially in the insurance business. This is an opportunity to buy a very solid company at 5.5X earnings. Decent dividend yield of 3.5%.
Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
September 21, 2011
So much of its business is in Japan and this is the reason for its loss, especially in the insurance business. This is an opportunity to buy a very solid company at 5.5X earnings. Decent dividend yield of 3.5%.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$33.190
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 7, 2009
US based insurance company but 80% of revenues come from Japan. Has been swept up in this whole “mark to market” accounting. Big exposure in the UK and what happens if banks get nationalized? Will continue to be quite volatile.
Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
April 7, 2009
US based insurance company but 80% of revenues come from Japan. Has been swept up in this whole “mark to market” accounting. Big exposure in the UK and what happens if banks get nationalized? Will continue to be quite volatile.
Laura Wallace
Managing Director, Coleford Investment Management
Price
$20.170
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 6, 2009
This is the one financial he continues to believe in. Stock is down about 50% around concerns about portfolios and bonds they own in European banks. He doesn't think there will be defaults on their bonds. Their disability insurance is doing great. 5.2% yield is more secure than most US financials.
Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
February 6, 2009
This is the one financial he continues to believe in. Stock is down about 50% around concerns about portfolios and bonds they own in European banks. He doesn't think there will be defaults on their bonds. Their disability insurance is doing great. 5.2% yield is more secure than most US financials.
Charles Bobrinskoy
Director of Research, Ariel Mutual Funds
Price
$21.800
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
August 27, 2008
Insurance. Japanese-based. Has been very strong with 15% growth each year. Trades at a multiple below 12. You have to be careful with insurance companies and what they own as asset mix.
Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
August 27, 2008
Insurance. Japanese-based. Has been very strong with 15% growth each year. Trades at a multiple below 12. You have to be careful with insurance companies and what they own as asset mix.
Charles Bobrinskoy
Director of Research, Ariel Mutual Funds
Price
$56.240
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 8, 2007
Insurance Company. 75% of their revenues and earnings come from the Japanese Market. Very reasonably priced, and a great play on a declining US dollar. Risk is if US dollar goes up, or Japanese economy rolls over again. Bought at $48.
Aflac Inc (AFL-N)
June 8, 2007
Insurance Company. 75% of their revenues and earnings come from the Japanese Market. Very reasonably priced, and a great play on a declining US dollar. Risk is if US dollar goes up, or Japanese economy rolls over again. Bought at $48.
Laura Wallace
Managing Director, Coleford Investment Management
Price
$52.320
Owned
Yes
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