| Aflac, through its subsidiaries, provides financial protection to people worldwide. Co.'s principal business is supplemental health and life insurance products in the United States (U.S.) and Japan. Co.'s insurance business consists of two reporting segments: Aflac Japan, which provides third sector insurance products are designed to help consumers pay for medical and nonmedical costs that are not reimbursed under Japan's national health insurance system; and Aflac U.S., which designs its United States insurance products to provide supplemental coverage for people who already have primary medical or primary insurance coverage. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AFL's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AFL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AFL versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AFL by allowing them to research AFL shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.