2. As of noon trading, Aflac ( AFL) is down $1.04 (-1.9%) to $53.81 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Aflac exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.62-$54.80 after having opened the day at $54.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.85.

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 $26.1 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aflac as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Aflac Ratings Report now.

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