AFL - Aflac Incorporated

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
48.89
-0.02 (-0.04%)
At close: 4:01PM EDT

48.89 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 6:08PM EDT

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Previous Close48.91
Open48.81
Bid48.90 x 3000
Ask49.65 x 1800
Day's Range48.68 - 49.01
52 Week Range41.45 - 50.66
Volume2,310,427
Avg. Volume3,233,348
Market Cap36.611B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.52
PE Ratio (TTM)12.97
EPS (TTM)3.77
Earnings DateApr 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.08 (2.16%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-19
1y Target Est48.54
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