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) pushed the Insurance industry higher today making it today's featured insurance winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Aflac rose $0.58 (1.1%) to $55.69 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,473,699 shares of Aflac exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,312,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $54.53-$55.98 after having opened the day at $54.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.11. Other companies within the Insurance industry that increased today were:
), up 5.7%,
), up 3.8%,
), up 3.2% and
), up 2.8%.
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Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. Aflac has a market cap of $25.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Aflac a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
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On the negative front,
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), down 3.9% and
), down 3.5% , were all laggards within the insurance industry with
) being today's insurance industry laggard.
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