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Aflac (AFL) is among the names that pop up when DividendChannel screens its top ranked dividend...

Aflac (AFL) is among the names that pop up when DividendChannel screens its top ranked dividend stocks for those which have also seen insider buying over the past 6 months. Insiders sell for a variety of reasons. They buy because they they want to make money. The stock currently yields 3.4%.
Comments (12)
  • This stock has been beaten as of recent. I am looking to add to position over the summer.
    23 May 2012, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Bought in the lower 40s(44ish), and am looking to add to my position if it gets anywhere near the 52 wk lows.
    23 May 2012, 01:16 PM Reply Like
  • I bought in the high 40's lucky me. No worries, I'll average down. This has great potential for those looking long term.
    23 May 2012, 01:17 PM Reply Like
  • Oh exactly. Even in the 40s it was cheap on a historical basis. Great company, with a lot of possible expansion in the future, in a niche market where they are the best of breed. Throw in the decades long increases in the divi's, with room to continue to grow? I'll take it and DRIP it for the next 3-4 decades.
    23 May 2012, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • Couldn't agree more, I'm DRIPing it myself as well through sharebuilder. 2042 and beyond this will handsomely reward us.
    23 May 2012, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • Got into AFL in the low 40s; planning to add if it goes down a bit more, say around 37 or so.
    23 May 2012, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • It has been increasing its dividend for 29 years. The payout is low at 32% payout, which allows it plenty room to keep increasing it. It is rare for a dividend aristocrat to have a 3% yield with that low of payout. It also has an incredible 5 year dividend growth rate of 20.38%. However, the last dividend increase was 10%. Finally they have funny commercials! That is important to me.


    Long: AFL
    23 May 2012, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • I bought my first share of Aflac in 1988 ( I think ) and have dividend reinvested now for well over 20 years. A growing dividend, solid and consistent earnings, growing market share in Japan and the USA make this a solid retirement stock. Keep the DRIP shares coming !
    23 May 2012, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • what is AFL's exposure on its investments in Europe?
    23 May 2012, 08:55 PM Reply Like
  • According to its 2011 annual report (p. 22), from 2008 to 2011 the company has reduced its exposure to "Peripheral Eurozone" sovereign debt from 5.9% to 2.2% of total investments. It is not presently making any new investments in Europe and is continuing to work to reduce its exposure to European debt.


    I agree with the previous comments that AFL looks attractively valued at the moment.
    23 May 2012, 09:21 PM Reply Like
  • What is AFL's exposure in its investments in Europe?


    Greek bonds? Spanish bonds? European bank bonds?
    23 May 2012, 08:57 PM Reply Like
  • I can only hope it keeps dropping so I can buy more. Warren Buffett would be proud.
    23 May 2012, 10:54 PM Reply Like
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