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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

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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)
    | Oct. 23, 2012, 6:25 PM | 2 Comments
  • 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%.
    | Oct. 23, 2012, 5:18 PM | 3 Comments
  • 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)
    | Oct. 23, 2012, 5:00 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 23, 2012, 4:33 PM
    Aflac (AFL): Q3 EPS of $1.77 beats by $0.11. Revenue of $6.8B (+14.4% Y/Y) beats by $290M. Guides Q4 EPS lower to between $1.46 - $1.51, raises FY operating EPS to  $6.58 - $6.63 versus $6.54 estimate. (PR)
    | Oct. 23, 2012, 4:33 PM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 23, 2012, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: ACE, AFL, ALTR, AMGN, BCR, BNNY, BRCM, BWLD, CBI, CHRW, FB, FBC, FBHS, FTI, GILD, HTS, ILMN, INVN, IRBT, JNPR, NBR, NFLX, NFX, NSC, PLCM, PNRA, QCOR, RFMD, STM, TPX, TSS, UIS, VMW, WYNN
    | Oct. 23, 2012, 12:10 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 22, 2012, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: ACE, AFL, ALTR, AMGN, BCR, BNNY, BRCM, BWLD, CBI, CHRW, FB, FBC, FBHS, FTI, GILD, HTS, ILMN, INVN, IRBT, JNPR, NBR, NFLX, NFX, NSC, PLCM, PNRA, QCOR, RFMD, STM, TPX, TSS, UIS, VMW, WYNN
    | Oct. 22, 2012, 5:35 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 1, 2012, 10:33 AM
    Knight Capital (KCG -10%) plunges on word of technical issues with a trading algorithm. The NYSE apparently halted (then resumed) trading in a number of stocks swung around by the issue. Among those reportedly affected was Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B).
    | Aug. 1, 2012, 10:33 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jul. 24, 2012, 5:46 PM
    Aflac (AFL) declares $0.33/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 3.14%. For shareholders of record Aug 15. Payable Sep 04. Ex-div date Aug 13. Shares -1% AH. (PR)
    | Jul. 24, 2012, 5:46 PM | Comment!
  • Jul. 24, 2012, 4:42 PM
    More on Aflac (AFL): Operating earnings rose 3.9% Y/Y, 3.2% if taking out the effect of the stronger yen. Aflac Japan revenue +9.2%, U.S. revenue +5.2%. Annualized ROE of 13.9%. The company guides towards the lower end of 2012 EPS of $6.45-6.52, thanks to the continued low level of investment yields. Shares -1.7% AH. (PR)
    | Jul. 24, 2012, 4:42 PM | Comment!
  • Jul. 24, 2012, 4:33 PM
    Aflac (AFL): Q2 EPS of $1.61 in-line. Revenue of $5.9B (+15% Y/Y) misses by $338M. Raises Japan sales outlook and reaffirms FY12 - 13 operating EPS targets. Shares -1% AH. (PR)
    | Jul. 24, 2012, 4:33 PM | Comment!
  • Jul. 24, 2012, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: AAPL, ACC, ACE, AFL, ALTR, BRCM, CHRW, COG, CPWR, CTRP, EW, FTI, HTS, IGT, JNPR, LLTC, MTW, NBR, NFLX, NFX, NSC, PLCM, QCOR, RFMD, RHI, RRC, RVBD, SU, TPX, TRIP, TSS
    | Jul. 24, 2012, 12:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 23, 2012, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: AAPL, ACC, ACE, AFL, ALTR, BRCM, CHRW, COG, CPWR, CTRP, EW, FTI, HTS, IGT, JNPR, LLTC, MTW, NBR, NFLX, NFX, NSC, PLCM, QCOR, RFMD, RHI, RRC, RVBD, SU, TPX, TRIP, TSS
    | Jul. 23, 2012, 5:35 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 7, 2012, 11:44 AM
    So Aflac (AFL) wants to be a player. The company brings on Timothy Stevens to head its newly created post of global head of trading. Stevens - formerly of BlackRock - will report to CIO Eric Kirsch, who came over last year from Goldman Sachs. Also joining is Brad Dyslin - who worked with Kirsch at Deutsche Bank - to be global head of credit at Aflac's just-opened investments office in NYC. (PR)
    | Jun. 7, 2012, 11:44 AM | 5 Comments
  • Jun. 5, 2012, 6:55 PM
    Bloomberg's 10 worst financial CEOs for upholding shareholder value: Vikram Pandit (C), Walter Bettinger (SCHW), Frederick Waddell (NTRS), Thomas Wilson (ALL), John Stumpf (WFC), Daniel Amos (AFL), Kelly King (BBT), Joseph Saunders (V), Jamie Dimon (JPM), Lloyd Blankfein (GS).
    | Jun. 5, 2012, 6:55 PM | 23 Comments
  • May 23, 2012, 1:12 PM
    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%.
    | May 23, 2012, 1:12 PM | 12 Comments
  • Apr. 24, 2012, 4:29 PM
    More on Aflac (AFL): Q1 easily tops estimates on a 21% jump in revenue. Net earnings nearly doubled Y/Y, due primarily derivatives gains stemming from a stronger yen/dollar exchange rate. The company also raises FY12 guidance, now expecting an EPS of around $6.46 - $6.65. The Street is at $6.47 per share. Shares +4.7% AH.
    | Apr. 24, 2012, 4:29 PM | Comment!
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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.