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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

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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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  • 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. 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%.
  • 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)
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  • 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.
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  • Apr. 24, 2012, 4:18 PM
    Aflac (AFL): Q1 EPS of $1.74 beats by $0.09. Revenue of $6.2B (+21.9% Y/Y) inline. Shares +4.6% AH. (PR)
  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:34 AM
    Aflac (AFL -3.7%) is cut to Sell from Neutral at UBS with a reduced price target of $34 from $39, citing remaining overexposure to Europe despite de-risking efforts. UBS also flags the potential for decelerating EPS growth at the insurer, in part because the company could slow share buybacks if significant European credit losses materialize.
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  • Oct. 12, 2011, 3:18 PM
    Life insurers are higher after Financial Stability Oversight Council gave preliminary approval yesterday to criteria that largely clears the non-bank financial companies from being considered systemically important.: Aflac (AFL +5.9%), Ameriprise Financial (AMP +4.4%), Genworth Financial (GNW +5.1%), Hartford Financial (HIG +4.4%) and Lincoln National (LNC +6.6%).
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  • Sep. 30, 2011, 12:47 PM
    In a sharp reversal from yesterday's performance, many U.S. bank stocks are down hard, as bad EU inflation data heightens concerns about eurozone exposure fallout. MS -6.9%. GS -3.8%. BK -3.1%. BAC -2.4%. Insurers aren't faring much better. AIG -3.8%. HIG -3.3%. MET -2.9%. AFL -2.3%. (Euro banks)
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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.