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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

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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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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close: AFL, AIZ, AKAM, ANGI, ARII, ARRS, ASGN, AVG, BAS, BDN, CAKE, CCI, CDNS, CLF, CLGX, CMO, CMRE, COG, CROX, CTXS, DRE, DRWI, EFX, EQIX, FFIV, FIO, FLS, GGG, INFN, ISIL, ITMN, JAH, KEX, LOGI, LPS, LRCX, LSI, MLNX, NEU, NOW, OIS, ORLY, OTEX, PDH, PMTC, QCOM, RJF, RYL, SCI, SKX, SRCL, SUSQ, SYK, TAL, TER, TEX, TQNT, TSCO, TWI, VAR, WCN, WDC, WLL, XLNX, XNPT, ZNGA
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  • Apr. 23, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close: AFL, AIZ, AKAM, ANGI, ARII, ARRS, ASGN, AVG, BAS, BDN, CAKE, CCI, CDNS, CLF, CLGX, CMO, CMRE, COG, CROX, CTXS, DRE, DRWI, EFX, EQIX, FFIV, FIO, FLS, GGG, INFN, ISIL, ITMN, JAH, KEX, LOGI, LPS, LRCX, LSI, MLNX, NEU, NOW, OIS, ORLY, OTEX, PDH, PMTC, QCOM, RJF, RYL, SCI, SKX, SRCL, SUSQ, SYK, TAL, TER, TEX, TQNT, TSCO, TWI, VAR, WCN, WDC, WLL, XLNX, XNPT, ZNGA
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  • Apr. 5, 2013, 2:56 PM
    A moderate late-session bounce in the S&P isn't helping many in the insurance sector stuck near the day's lows. Of particular interest is Aflac (AFL -4.1%) as the yen slides and the JGB market encountered a brutal selloff last night. The company presumably has significant exposure to both, but also presumably is hedged? PRU -3.4%, HIG -3.2%, LNC -2.4%.
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  • Feb. 5, 2013, 5:57 PM
    AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) declares $0.35/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.62%. For shareholders of record Feb. 15. Payable Mar. 01. Ex-div date Feb. 13. (PR)
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  • Feb. 5, 2013, 4:18 PM
    Aflac (AFL): Q4 EPS of $1.48 inline. Revenue of $6.4B (+6.6% Y/Y) misses by $100M. (PR)
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  • Feb. 5, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: AFL, BNNY, BV, CBL, CERN, CHRW, CME, CMG, DIS, ENTR, EQR, EXPE, FISV, GLUU, GNW, GTAT, HAIN, HRZN, INFN, JIVE, KFN, KIM, LNC, MWA, MYGN, NLY, NSR, PACB, PNRA, SFLY, SIMG, SU, THOR, TRMB, TTWO, UNM, USNA, ZNGA
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  • Feb. 4, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: AFL, BNNY, BV, CBL, CERN, CHRW, CME, CMG, DIS, ENTR, EQR, EXPE, FISV, GLUU, GNW, GTAT, HAIN, HRZN, INFN, JIVE, KFN, KIM, LNC, MWA, MYGN, NLY, NSR, PACB, PNRA, SFLY, SIMG, SU, THOR, TRMB, TTWO, UNM, USNA, ZNGA
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  • Jan. 15, 2013, 9:55 AM
    Aflac (AFL -1.3%) is downgraded to Hold at Sterne Agee, which says the big weakening in the yen will have a negative impact on profits. Sterne also sees downside risks to profit margins in Japan. Wait for a better buying opportunity, say the analysts.
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  • Nov. 27, 2012, 3:01 PM
    Aflac (AFL) is rated a "Buy of the Week" by AAII's Charles Rotblut, who says negative sentiment due to fears about exposure to Europe are overblown (shares have gained 32% in 6 months - give my portfolio some of that negative sentiment). The stock trades at 8.6X earnings vs. the industry median of 10.3X.
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  • Oct. 23, 2012, 6:25 PM
    Aflac (AFL) declares $0.35/share quarterly dividend, 6.1% increase from prior dividend of $0.33. Forward yield 2.81%. For shareholders of record Nov 14. Payable Dec 03. Ex-div date Nov 12. (PR)
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  • Oct. 23, 2012, 5:18 PM
    More on Aflac (AFL): Q3 beats on all fronts on a 14% rise in total revenue. Net earnings rose 38% as the life insurer benefited from strength in its Japan operations and better margins from investment gains. The company also raised its FY12 operating earnings estimates and upped its dividend by 6.1%.
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  • Oct. 23, 2012, 5:00 PM
    More on Aflac (AFL) Q3 earnings: Japan premium revenue up a stronger-than-expected 9.6% to $4.4B. FY Japan revenue growth revised higher to 30-35%. U.S. premium revenue off a disappointing 1.5% to $335M - "Sales remain challenging."  FY U.S. revenue growth revised down to flat. Company expects up to $100M in share repurchases in Q4. Dividend is increased to $0.35/share from $0.33. Shares -0.5% 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.