Last quarter Aflac (NYSE:AFL) topped estimates by 9 cents per share, and it is scheduled to report again on Tuesday.
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Analysts currently expect Aflac to come in with earnings of $1.61 per share on revenues of $6.27 billion. Analyst estimates range from $1.55 per share to $1.68 per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.63.
In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $3.70 per share between June 25, 2012 and July 3, 2012.
Company Fundamental Trends
Analysts are bullish on the stock as 11 analysts rate it as a buy and there are no sell ratings. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.
Last Quarter's Results
In the first quarter, profit rose 98.7% to $785 million ($1.68 a share) from $395 million (84 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 21.9% to $6.24 billion from $5.12 billion.
Reporting Period: 2Q
Date of Release: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Revenue Estimate: $6.27 billion
(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)