Triple Moving Average Crossover
|Bid||36.56 x 900|
|Ask||37.59 x 1400|
|Day's Range||35.65 - 36.74|
|52 Week Range||23.07 - 57.18|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.91|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.16|
|Earnings Date||Jul 28, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.12 (3.06%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 19, 2020|
|1y Target Est||41.83|
Aflac (AFL) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Aflac Incorporated, a leader in supplemental insurance at U.S. worksites, today announced a $1 million donation to Crisis Text Line. A global, not-for-profit organization established in 2013 and specializing in mental health intervention, Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential support to people in crisis via SMS texting. Aflac's donation will help fund the organization's new campaign, For the Frontlines, aimed at helping individuals battling the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S.
Dan Amos, Aflac CEO, joins The Final Round to discuss the company's recent philanthropic efforts to combat COVID-19 and how coronavirus is impacting the industry.
May.15 -- Aflac Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos says the health insurer is well-prepared to handle the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. He speaks with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets."
Despite incredible relevancy toward the novel coronavirus pandemic, UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) was hardly immune to volatility. At one point, UNH stock was down over 33% for the year.Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com However, in late March, shares began picking up momentum. It wasn't the only one, with other managed care organizations, such as Anthem (NYSE:ANTM), Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Humana (NYSE:HUM) enjoying similar upside.But can you trust this sector given growing concerns about economic stability?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOn one hand, the case for UNH stock and its peers appears to have fundamental justification. Unlike other crises that we have suffered in the modern era, the novel coronavirus is a black swan event that has impacted all of us to a significant degree. In this manner, it's completely dissimilar to localized events, such as the 9/11 attacks or an incident that only impacts certain people, such as the housing crisis of the mid-2000s. * 7 A-Rated REITs to Buy NowNo, the coronavirus is a microbiological threat from which no one can assume they're safe. Undoubtedly, this caused many consumers to open their eyes toward upgrading their medical care. If enough people do this, it could provide a boost to UNH stock.Furthermore, UnitedHealth delivered an earnings beat for its first quarter with an earnings per share of $3.72. Consensus estimates called for EPS of $3.65. Revenue, though, missed slightly at $64.42 billion, whereas analysts had targeted $64.67 billion.Although a very positive outcome considering the circumstances, we're walking through uncharted territory. Thus, it's not unreasonable to believe UNH stock could suffer more turbulence until we get a hold of the true status of our economy. Here are three other reasons why investors need to be careful with UnitedHealth. UNH Stock Has a Flawed Coronavirus CatalystAlthough I understand why many analysts have a bullish take on managed care companies, I believe that they're exaggerating the positive impact of the coronavirus. Yes, the pandemic has caused people to examine their insurance policy and their overall preparedness. But that doesn't necessarily equate to a mass conversion toward UNH.First, the membership metric missed Wall Street's expectation by 2% in the first quarter. This shortfall likely indicates that the growing number of the unemployed, along with broader fears about economic sustainability have negatively affected UnitedHealth.Second, the coronavirus is a rare, one-off event. The last incident like this to hit the U.S. was the H1N1 pandemic, which infected millions and killed approximately 17,000. But this outbreak happened over a decade ago. Frankly, it's not worth adjusting your insurance policy (especially to a premium policy) to address a situation that occurs so infrequently.Not only that, your chances of getting Covid-19 are very slim. Roughly speaking, there are 328 million people in the U.S. At time of writing, there are 1.26 million total cumulative cases of coronavirus here. Thus, we're talking about a disease that has only impacted less than 0.4% of the population.Don't get me wrong - I'm not minimizing this pandemic. But I just don't see the impetus for UNH stock. Sure, people will forever remember the coronavirus, but I doubt they'll switch or upgrade insurance policies over it. The Pandemic Is a Negative for InsurersAs you know, the rising cost of health care has been a vexing issue for patients along with the electorate. However, not having access to health care is a scarier thought for many folks. That's why for those of us that can afford it, we put up with the escalating costs.If you believe the above bullish argument for UNH stock, then you're assuming the outbreak provides an incentive for UnitedHealth. Clearly, the collective health risk has caused people to examine their coverage with "what if" scenarios. But I don't think an outlier is enough to convince people to pay more money for premium care.Indeed, I look at it from the opposite angle. When the coronavirus broke out in a substantial way and disrupted our health care networks, people were incentivized not to visit the hospital or primary care clinic. With so many sick people and medical professionals often working without adequate protection, you were taking huge risks to subject yourself to that environment.Yet at the same time, you were paying your monthly bills as if nothing happened. This then causes people to examine the extreme cost of paying for protection against an event that might not occur.If anything, I see a catalyst for supplemental insurance companies like Aflac (NYSE:AFL), which covers more common unexpected events, such as a broken limb. Because it's supplemental, people can choose whatever services they wish to enhance their overall coverage profile. But besides that, the concept of a bump up in premium covered care doesn't strike me as plausible in this environment. It's All About the EconomyThe Department of Labor will release its April jobs report today. I don't need to know what the number is to know that it's terrible. On Wednesday, Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) released its employment stats, which showed that the private sector shed more than 20 million jobs.Current projections call for the April jobs report to disclose 22 million employment positions lost. That would mean a decade's worth of jobs have evaporated in a span of weeks. It's a staggering thought.And in this paradigm, it's incredibly difficult to reconcile how UNH stock will thrive. Generally, UnitedHealth plans cost more than other coverage programs. Perhaps the first wave of unemployment numbers didn't impact UNH because they disproportionately affected lower-income workers.But if this economic malaise continues, it's inevitable that higher-wage earners in business services and management roles will get the axe. In my opinion, it's already happening. Either way, the middle class cannot avoid the coronavirus. And that would present huge challenges for UNH stock for which I'm not interested in staking my money.A former senior business analyst for Sony Electronics, Josh Enomoto has helped broker major contracts with Fortune Global 500 companies. Over the past several years, he has delivered unique, critical insights for the investment markets, as well as various other industries including legal, construction management, and healthcare. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * America's 1 Stock Picker Reveals Next 1,000% Winner * 25 Stocks You Should Sell Immediately * 1 Under-the-Radar 5G Stock to Buy Now * The 1 Stock All Retirees Must Own The post 3 Reasons to Think Carefully Before Betting on UnitedHealth appeared first on InvestorPlace.
This morning, we will be hearing remarks about the quarter as well as our operations in Japan and the United States amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dan Amos, Chairman and CEO of Aflac Incorporated, will begin by discussing the impact of the pandemic and our response. Fred Crawford, President and COO of Aflac Incorporated, will then touch briefly on conditions in the first quarter before providing perspective on future claims exposure to COVID-19 and commenting on our group benefits acquisition.
The insurance company comfortably outperformed Wall Street's expectations for its first-quarter adjusted net profit.
Aflac (AFL) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 9.01% and -6.13%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) today reported its first quarter results.
Insurance stocks are likely to have benefited from a rise in premiums, partly offset by lower investment income, catastrophe loss and COVID-19-related costs.
Aflac's (AFL) Q1 earnings results are likely to reflect higher contribution from U.S. segment, partly offset by weakness at Japan business and a rise in overall expenses.
Aflac, a leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced its new, people-centric "Not Alone" marketing campaign. Developed in partnership with Dagger, Aflac's new advertising agency of record, the campaign reflects the insurer's commitment to being there for consumers when help is needed most. The new campaign focuses on the wide range of emotions Americans experience when they are hit with unexpected health care costs, emphasizing that Aflac helps pay out-of-pocket expenses health insurance does not cover and giving consumers more control over what otherwise might be uncontrollable situations.
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release first quarter financial results after the market closes on April 29, 2020. At that time, earnings materials, including the first quarter 2020 earnings release and Financial Analysts Briefing Supplement, will be available on the company's Investor Relations website, investors.aflac.com.
Aflac (AFL) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
AM Best has assigned Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IR) of "a-" to the new yen-denominated senior unsecured notes of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) (Columbus, GA) [NYSE: AFL], which total JPY 57.0 billion (USD 541.0 million as of March 6, 2020). The offering consists of JPY 12.4 billion of 0.3% senior unsecured notes due 2025; JPY 13.3 billion of 0.55% senior unsecured notes due 2030; JPY 20.7 billion of 0.75% senior unsecured notes due 2032; and JPY 10.6 billion of 0.83% senior unsecured notes due 2035.
Aflac Incorporated, a leader in supplemental insurance at U.S. worksites, today announced it has contributed $5 million to two organizations that are providing assistance for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The $5 million donation includes:
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that its Board of Directors has decided to hold the company's 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET in a virtual-only meeting format due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and taking into account the guidance and protocols issued by public health and government authorities.