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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

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  • Aug. 15, 2013, 3:45 PM
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  • Jul. 18, 2013, 11:59 AM
    The insurance sector (KIE +0.9%), (IAK +0.7%) is boosted at Deutsche Bank thanks to higher interest rates. Lincoln National (LNC +3.1%) is upped to Buy with price target hiked to $45 from $36. Price targets are also raised for already Buy-rated MetLife (MET +1.6%) and Principal Financial (PFG +0.9%), and for Hold-rated Aflac (AFL +0.5%) and Unum (UNM +1.1%). Lincoln is particularly attractive for its interest sensitivity, lower international exposure and reliance on fixed-income AUM fees.
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  • Jun. 3, 2013, 7:53 PM
    Aflac (AFL) prices $700M worth of 10-year fixed-rate, senior notes with a coupon of 3.625%. Shares -0.8% AH.
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  • May 29, 2013, 1:54 PM
    "Higher interest rates and a steeper yield curve are the first items on all insurance company CEO's Christmas lists," writes Scott Barlow in a piece titled, "How the U.S. Treasury market determines Manulife's (MFC +1.6%) stock price." It's eye on the Bloomberg, Credit Suisse ups price targets on MetLife (MET +2.3%), Hartford (HIG +1%), Aflac (AFL +1%), Ameriprise (AMP -0.3%), and Principal (PFG +1%). Others benefitting from a steeper curve: LNC and SLF.
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  • May 10, 2013, 11:11 AM
    A basket of 27 stocks drawing at least 10% of their revenue from Japan is up 11% YTD, 600 bps shy of the median gain for a S&P 500 stock, according to Goldman, doing the study as the yen devaluation continues. Insurers make up 3 of the 5 deriving the largest portion of revenue from Japan, with Aflac (AFL) a big underperformer, but Hartford (HIG) and Prudential (PRU) beating S&P gains.
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  • Apr. 26, 2013, 8:52 AM
    Aflac (AFL) is upgraded to Buy with price target hiked to $65 from $63 at Sterne Agee. The stock gained 2% yesterday following Wednesday night's earnings beat and management indicating it is ready to step up the pace of share repurchases.
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  • Apr. 25, 2013, 11:30 AM
    Aflac (AFL +2.6%) moves sharply higher after Q1 earnings beat estimates and management hints it will accelerate the pace of buybacks (3M shares purchased in Q1 leaves 19.4M authorization remaining). The company expects U.S. sales - which declined in Q1 - to bounce back and retains previous guidance of flat-to-5% sales increase for the year. Management also suggests discomfort with JGBs at such low yields and plans to "be flexible" in terms of asset allocation. (PR)
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 7:34 PM
    AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) declares $0.35/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2,72%. For shareholders of record May 22. Payable June 03. Ex-div date May 20. (PR)
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 4:20 PM
    AFLAC (AFL): Q1 operating earnings of $1.69 beats by $0.07. Net earnings of $1.90/share included after-tax realized gains. Revenue of $6.2B (relatively flat Y/Y) beats by $50M. Shares +0.4% AH. (PR)
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Company Description
Aflac Inc is a general business holding company and acts as a management company. The Company sells supplemental health and life insurance in the United States and Japan.