NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Aflac (AFL) - Get Report  are slipping 0.14% to $73.26 in afternoon trading today as the health and life insurance company is expected to report second quarter results after Thursday's closing bell. 

Analysts project Aflac will post earnings of $1.68 per share on revenue of $5.45 billion.

In 2015, the company reported earnings of $1.50 per share on revenue of $5.29 billion for the second quarter. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author. TheStreet Ratings has this to say about the recommendation:

We rate AFLAC INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: AFL

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