Sell-side research analysts give opinions on future stock movement for Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). These opinions are based on extensive research and deep knowledge of the company. Analysts taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters have created a consensus target price of $72.23 on the stock. Target prices may differ from one analyst to another due to the ways they go about calculating future price targets.
Analysts and investors may use different metrics in order to calculate a price target projection. A very common metric used is the price to earnins ratio of a company. This calculation comes from dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. At the time of writing, AFLAC Incorporated Common Stock has a P/E Ratio of 11.37. Investors may also examine a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. A company with a PEG Ratio below one may be seen as undervalued while a PEG Ratio above one may signal that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio close to one may be considered to be fair value. Currently, the stock has a PEG Ratio of 1.61.
Let’s take a quick look at stock performance. Shares are currently trading $1.00 away from the 50-day moving average of $70.73 and $0.44 away from the 200-day moving average of $71.29. Shares are currently trading -3.72% away from the 52-week high price of 74.50 and +31.45% off the 52-week low of 54.57. Keeping an eye on the stock price relative to moving averages and yearly highs/lows may help evaluate future stock value.