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Aflac ($AFL) Stock Split History

Aflac stock has experienced a total of 12 stock splits in its history. The most recent stock split took place on March 19th, 2018. As a result of these stock splits, one Aflac share purchased prior to February 8th, 1978, would now be equivalent to holding 95.8 Aflac shares today.

Aflac ($AFL) Stock Split History Graph and Chart

Aflac ($AFL) Stock Split Dates

Date Ratio
3/19/20182 for 1
3/19/20012 for 1
6/9/19982 for 1
3/18/19963 for 2
6/15/19935 for 4
2/3/19872 for 1
3/3/19864 for 3
6/4/19853 for 2
10/22/198411 for 10
12/14/19836 for 5
8/9/197911 for 10
2/8/197811 for 10

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How Does a Aflac Share Split Work?

A Aflac stock split is no different than any other stock split. Aflac is simply packaging the number of outstanding shares in a different way. For example, in a 2-for-1 split, the amount of shares will double (and the price will be divided by 2, accordingly). Say you have 100 shares of Aflac, then the day of the split you will receive 2 shares for every 1 share you hold in your brokerage account, meaning you will receive 200 shares on the stock split date. However, the price of the stock will reflect this change and your holding of Aflac (in terms of value) will remain practically the same.

Benefits of a Aflac Stock Split?

A stock split does not change the fundamental value of a company. Meaning a Aflac stock split will not make the business more valuable. However, there is a psychological benefit in that the share price will be lower after the split, making shares seem more accessible to everyone and thus temporarily increasing demand and ramping up share prices. To further explore stock splits, please refer to Investopedia.

Buying Before or After a $AFL Stock Split?

While this is not financial advice and we have not run any thorough studies on the matter, general consensus is that price tends to go up after the announcement of a stock split and before the stock split itself happens.

Will Aflac Stock Split?

Unfortunately, we do not know. There might be rumors of a Aflac stock split, but the truth is that until the board proposes a shares split to its shareholders, it's all just noise.

How Does a Stock Split Affect $AFL Options?

A stock split affects options the same way it affect shares. In the case of a 2-for-1, the strike price of all the options chain post-split will be divided by 2 automatically. So if you're holding CALLs or PUTs, the strike price of the $AFL option will be automatically changed on the day of the split. Also, the number of shares will double. So if you have a CALL in a 2-for-1, after split you will have 2 calls to control 200 shares, and the strike price of those two CALLs would be halved.

Aflac Shares Split Results in Fractional Shares

Not all shares splits are even. Some splits, like a 3-for-2 can result in shareholders owning fractional shares. In these cases it's best to contact your broker, to be clear on how they will handle the $AFL shares split.