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9/8/14How To Insure Profits As This Stock Falls, AFLAC Incorporated (The Market Financial)

Over the last few weeks AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has been forming a bearish pattern. In addition, based on our proprietary time count analysis, it could be vulnerable to a sell off within the next couple of weeks. Please note in the chart below, you can see the wide range high volume red bar put in [...]

9/4/14Market Update: AFLAC Inc (NYSE:AFL) – Aflac Survey Finds 2 in 5 American Workers Spend Less tha... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Selecting the right health insurance plan may be one of the most important decisions Americans will make this open enrollment period, yet many workers do very little research on their health benefits. In fact, 41 percent of employees spent 15 minutes or less researching [...]

8/27/14Market Update (NYSE:AFL): Aflac Japan Introducing Exclusive Cancer Insurance Product for Japan Po... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (AFL) announced today that Aflac Japan will introduce a cancer insurance product exclusively for Japan Post Co., Ltd. and Kampo (Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd.) on October 1, 2014. This new cancer insurance product sold through Japan Post and Kampo will provide [...]

11/8/13Analysis of Aflac (The DIV-Net)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL), through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. Over the past week, insurer Aflac (AFL) increased quarterly distributions by 5.70% to 37 cents/share. This marked the 31st consecutive annual dividend increase for this  dividend champion . This increase for roughly in line with  the 6.10% dividend increase  in 2012. Over the past decade, this dividend champion has managed to...

11/4/13Qualitative Dividend Analysis of Aflac (AFL) (Dividend Growth Investor)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL), through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. Over the past week, insurer Aflac (AFL) increased quarterly distributions by 5.70% to 37 cents/share. This marked the 31st consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend champion. This increase for roughly in line with the 6.10%... To read the whole article, please click on the article title above.

10/18/13Aflac: Still Undervalued, Still with Risk (The DIV-Net)

-Revenue Growth Rate: 8.5%  -EPS Growth Rate: 11.1% -Book Value Growth Rate: 11.6% -Dividend Growth Rate: 17.2% -Current Dividend Yield: 2.23% -Financial Strength: AA-, Aa3 Aflac’s core performance has been remarkable over the last decade, and they have improved their financial condition compared to last year. Concerns over a potential Japanese default are keeping the stock valuation low. Overview AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is a large international supplemental insurer. They...

3/8/13Aflac Incorporated Stock Analysis (The DIV-Net)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL), through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance. The company is a member of the dividend aristocrats’ index, has paid dividends since 1973 and increased them for 29 years in a row. The company’s last dividend increase was in October 2011 when the Board of Directors approved a 10% increase to 33 cents/share. The company’s largest competitors include Nippon Life Insurance Company, Asahi...

2/15/13Dividend Mantra's Recent Purchase: Aflac (AFL) (The DIV-Net)

I haven't seen too many attractive opportunities available lately. Many of the dividend growth stocks I follow (somewhere around 100) have had quite a run-up with the general market over the last six months, and as such it's priced me a bit out of equities right now. I continue to keep an eye on my own holdings, as well as those companies I'd like to own a piece of for any significant dips which would create an opportunity to purchase shares at an attractive price relative to intrinsic value....

1/28/13Stock Analysis: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) (The DIV-Net)

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in Japan (80% of earnings) and the U.S. Products are marketed at work sites and help fill gaps in primary coverage. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2...

11/10/12Aflac Inc. is rather stable in 2012Q4 (The Market Financial)

Here we revisit our stock price model for Aflac Incorporated (AFL). This model was first estimates in March 2011 and has been several times re-estimated with new data. Currently, we have the closing monthly price for October 2012 and the consumer pric...

10/9/12(AFL) Aflac Raises $450M from Notes (Stock Blog Hub)

Recently, Aflac Inc. (AFL) announced the sale of long-term subordinated notes worth $450 million, thereby inflating it from the initial plan to issue notes worth $250 million. Additionally, a green shoe provision gives the company an option to increase the current size by 15% or $67.5 million. Accordingly, the $450 million 40-year junior subordinated notes are [...]

9/28/12Aflac (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis (Dividend Growth Investor)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL), through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance. The company is a member of the dividend aristocrats’ index, has paid dividends since 1973 and increased them for 29 years in a row. The company’s last dividend increase was in October 2011 when the Board of Directors approved a 10% increase to 33 cents/share. The company’s largest competitors include Nippon Life Insurance Company, Asahi...

9/21/12Aflac Incorporated Stock Analysis (The DIV-Net)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL), through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance. The company is a member of the dividend aristocrats’ index, has paid dividends since 1973 and increased them for 29 years in a row. The company’s last dividend increase was in October 2011 when the Board of Directors approved a 10% increase to 33 cents/share. The company’s largest competitors include Nippon Life Insurance Company, Asahi...

8/18/12Aflac Inc Offers Both Risk and Value (The DIV-Net)

AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) is a supplemental insurer with a large presence in Japan, as well as the 50 US states. -Revenue Growth Rate: 7.6% -EPS Growth Rate: 7.5% -Book Value Growth Rate: 9.9% -Dividend Growth Rate: 18.3% -Current Dividend Yield: 2.88% -Balance Sheet: European Debt Exposure Aflac’s core performance has been remarkable over the last decade. The company, however, does have more than $5.6 billion in debt exposure to a combination of Portugal, Italy, Ireland, and Spain....

7/9/12Stock Analysis: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) (The DIV-Net)

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in Japan (80% of earnings) and the U.S. Products are marketed at work sites and help fill gaps in primary coverage. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of...

3/7/12Aflac Incorporated: no change in March (The Market Financial)

A month ago we routinely revisited the stock price model for Aflac Incorporated (AFL), which we has obtained in October 2011 using our concept of share pricing. We decompose a share price into a weighted sum of two consumer price indices. This allows ...

1/9/12Stock Analysis: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) (The DIV-Net)

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in the U.S. and Japan. Products are marketed at work sites and help fill gaps in primary insurance coverage. Approximately 80% of earnings comes from Japan and 20% from the U.S. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value...

11/30/11(AFL) Aflac Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares (Stock Blog Hub)

Recently, we reiterated our recommendation on Aflac Inc. (AFL) at Neutral, based on the current sustainability factor. The company’s third quarter operating earnings per share of $1.66 came in comfortably higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.60 and $1.45 reported in the year-ago quarter. Operating earnings also escalated 13.7% year over year to $778 [...]

11/10/11Aflac’s (AFL) Fair Value PE Ratio Should Be Double, and So Should Its Price (Value Investing)

By ChuckCarnevale This is the third in a series of articles that have been designed to provide investors greater insights into the proper understanding and utilization of the PE ratio as a valuation measurement tool. With this iteration we’re going to look at Aflac (AFL) as our example for using the PE ratio to identify significant undervaluation.  [...]

10/24/11AFLAC orporated Earnings Estimate $AFL (Robert Weinstein Trading Blog)

Earnings Overview for AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) By Robert Weinstein AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on October 26, 2011. Below you can see the results of AFL over the last few earnings periods. AFL trades an average of 5.6 million shares per day. Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life [...]

10/18/11Deep Analysis On AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). (Penny Stock DD)

ABOUT AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL): AFLAC was incorporated in 1955 and situated in Columbus, Geogia. AFL is a general holding company and it provides management services through its subsidiaries. The company’s business is supplemental health and life insurance through its subsidiary. American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (ADLAC) which is working in the United States and [...]

10/11/11Sold New AFL Naked Puts (My Trader's Journal)

AFLAC, Inc ($AFL) has been on a nice run since it bottomed out recently.  Sadly, not far from the bottom I sold covered calls at the $36 strike for November only to see AFL run up past $36 and send these covered calls in the money.  I thought about buying them back, but decided to [...]

9/21/11Silvercorp: My Morningpick (Morningpick)

posted by EDITORIAL STAFF Follow Morningpick Yesterday's picks, both Aflac (US:AFL) and RPC Inc (US:RES), did well during the morning session of trading but then erased their gains late the day ending up lower than their opening. Nevertheless, technical analysis still supports the thesis that these two stocks will assert a bullish run. My only concern are the macro issues for Aflac and RPC's accounts receivable. But then again. I don't know if I could point out a company today that...

9/21/11Silvercorp: My Morning Bull (Morningpick)

posted by EDITORIAL STAFF Follow Morningpick Yesterday's picks, both Aflac (US:AFL) and RPC Inc (US:RES), did well during the morning session of trading but then erased their gains late the day ending up lower than their opening. Nevertheless, technical analysis still supports the thesis that these two stocks will assert a bullish run. My only concern are the macro issues for Aflac and RPC's accounts receivable. But then again. I don't know if I could point out a company today that...

9/20/11RPC Inc: My Morning Bull; Aflac Stumbles (Morningpick)

Yesterday's morning bull, Aflac (US:AFL), stumbled out of the blocks after my bullish call but the firm's shares did recover over 3%, from earlier losses, during the afternoon session. And, the stock's chart still confirms a reversal trend is imminent because prices are closing lower now than they did 30 days ago (according to MACD divergence, a powerful indicator). Moreover, their 5-day SMA is higher than their 12-day SMA underlining further support for a bullish breakout. Look for Aflac...

9/19/11Aflac, Inc: My Morning Bull (Morningpick)

Here is my morning bull: AFLAC, INC (AFL:NYSE) Company Background. Brothers John, Paul, and Bill Amos founded Aflac in 1955. Aflac Incorporated is an international holding company based in Columbus, Georgia. Aflac introduced one of the world's first cancer expense insurance policies in 1958. Since the 1980s, Aflac has added many new insurance policies, including accident, short-term disability, hospital intensive care, hospital confinement indemnity, lump sum cancer, lump sum critical...

8/11/115 Stocks On Sale (The DIV-Net)

With the drop in the market being the talk of the town, it's not terribly difficult to find value. I could probably put a list of 30 or more stocks that I find particular value in, but I think ultimately you want to stick to your plan. You should always think about allocation, diversification and buying quality on sale. Here's a diversified list of quality equities on sale: Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Aflac is down over 10% today. It's trading at a 9.33 P/E ratio. I think this stock is of...

7/22/11Aflac (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis (Dividend Growth Investor)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL), through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac), provides supplemental health and life insurance. Aflac is a dividend aristocrat which has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1973 and increased payments to common shareholders every year for 28 years. The most recent dividend increase was in 2010, when the Board of Directors approved a 7.10% increase to 30 cents/share. Over the past decade this dividend growth...

7/15/11Dividend Matchup Between 2 Lovable Companies: Aflac (AFL) vs. Hershey (HSY) (Intelligent Speculator)

Who would ever want to choose between delicious tasting chocolate or a talking, incredibly cute that gives money? Ok, ok, I admit that if pressed I'd probably side with the talking duck but it's a difficult choice. If we take out our sentimental side however, we do understand that only one of them would be [...]

7/15/11Stock Analysis: Aflac (The DIV-Net)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL), through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac), provides supplemental health and life insurance. Aflac is a dividend aristocrat which has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1973 and increased payments to common shareholders every year for 28 years. The most recent dividend increase was in 2010, when the Board of Directors approved a 7.10% increase to 30 cents/share. Over the past decade this dividend growth...

7/4/11Stock Analysis: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) (The DIV-Net)

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in the U.S. and Japan. Products are marketed at work sites and help fill gaps in primary insurance coverage. Approximately 80% of earnings comes from Japan and 20% from the U.S. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value...

6/30/11(AFL) Aflac Prices $625 Million in Notes (Stock Blog Hub)

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) has priced its yen-denominated (Samurai) bonds aggregating $625 million (¥50 billion) – $359 million (¥28.7 billion) of 1.47% three year notes, $197 million (¥15.8 billion) of 1.84% five year notes and $69million (¥5.5 billion) of three-month Japanese yen Libor plus 1.15% three year notes. The company intends to utilize the proceeds to pay [...]

6/26/11(AFL) Aflac Incurs Losses on Risky Investments (Stock Blog Hub)

Yesterday, Aflac Inc. (AFL) filed a statement disclosing impairment and investment losses of about $610 million to be incurred in the second quarter of 2011. These losses are associated with the company’s exposure to risky investments in the financial institutions of Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain (PIGS). The company expects to retreat from all of its [...]

6/23/11Aflac Takes Hit on European Debt. It May Not Be Alone. (Wall Street Sector Selector)

AP Aflac shares are down 1.5% today as it warned of taking a big charge related to European debt, raising questions about just how badly US companies are really exposed. Erik Holm reports: Insurer Aflac Inc. said it will incur a loss of about $61...

5/23/11Sold AFL Option Straddle (My Trader's Journal)

I mentioned on Friday that I was going to be assigned 100 shares of AFLAC Inc (AFL).  Those hit my account this morning and I waited about an hour before deciding that I should go ahead and sell the option straddle I was considering.  After I planted the seed in my mind last week AFL [...]

5/9/11This Huge Company’s Stock is Ridiculously Cheap (Jutia Group)

There's something more to insurance giant Aflac (NYSE: AFL) than just the funny (and wildly successful) duck mascot. Weighing in at a hefty $26.8 billion market cap, Aflac (originally the American Family Life Assurance Co.) writes supplemental health and life insurance in the United States and Japan. The company's products are marketed through multiple channels in [...]

3/21/11Higher yen could help U.S. companies exposed to Japan (Penny Stock DD)

U.S. companies with big sales in Japan like Aflac and Tiffany may see sales pinched in the wake of the country's massive earthquake, but the yen's recent sudden strength could offset those losses. Take Aflac. It derives 76 percent of its sales from Japan. Last quarter, Aflac (AFL.N) got a 6 cents-per-share lift from [...]

3/11/11Aeropostale, Aflac, AnnTaylor, Thor, Valero Energy: U.S. Equity Preview (Penny Stock DD)

Shares of the following companies may have unusual moves in U.S. trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of 9:05 a.m. in New York. Aflac Inc. (AFL) fell 2.2 percent to $54.45. The world’s largest seller of supplemental health insurance, which gets 76 percent its revenue in Japan, fell after the country was [...]

2/24/11Back Into AFL With Naked Puts (My Trader's Journal)

This week is still enjoyable to me.  With the markets falling I'm finding some buying opportunities or more accurately, option selling opportunities.  This morning's choice was AFLAC, Inc (AFL) again.  After I closed my December AFL naked puts for a profit I watched AFL take off without me aboard.  I've been waiting for a dip [...]

2/1/11Trading Aflac's Earnings (AFL, ALL, F) (Benzinga)

As health and life insurance provider, Aflac (NYSE: AFL), is set to release fourth quarter earnings today, investors should know the tools at their disposal to help them realize a profit on this report. Aflac is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.35 at the close of business today. This estimate is greater than the EPS reported same quarter last year, $1.18. Revenues are expected to be $5.59 billion this quarter compared with $4.60 billion at the same time last year. Because...

1/31/11Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL): Q4 Earnings Preview 2010 (Stock Wizard)

Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL), the world's largest seller of supplemental disability insurance, is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter financial results after the closing bell on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of $1.35 per share on revenue of $5.59 billion. In the year ago quarter, the company reported earnings of $1.18 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion. Aflac Inc., through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company...

1/2/11AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis (Dividends Value)

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net December 27, 2010. Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in the U.S. and Japan. Products are marketed at worksites and help fill gaps in primary [...]

12/27/10Stock Analysis: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) (The DIV-Net)

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in the U.S. and Japan. Products are marketed at worksites and help fill gaps in primary insurance coverage. Approximately 75% of revenues comes from Japan and 25% from the U.S. Fair Value: I consider four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for...

11/26/10Sold AFL Naked Put (My Trader's Journal)

I've been eyeing Aflac (AFL) for weeks, but couldn't bring myself to jump in without a pull back during this recent run up.  I entered the order a few days ago based on the chart that looked like it had some more room to drop towards $50, but with the belief that $51.00 might be [...]

11/25/10(AFL) Aflac Analyst Raises Shares to Outperform (Stock Blog Hub)

On Thursday, we upgraded our recommendation on the shares of Aflac Inc. (AFL) to Outperform from Neutral based on its recent dividend hike coupled with the resumption of its stock buyback program, reflecting a fair liquidity and retaining investors’ confidence. Besides, Aflac’s third quarter per share of $1.45 came in modestly ahead of the Zacks Consensus [...]

10/27/10Aflac Says Economy Remains Fragile (AFL) (Benzinga)

Insurance giant Aflac (NYSE: AFL) said today during their Q3 earnings conference call they are confident Aflac Japan will exceed 2010 sales goal, though "the US economy remains fragile and we must be prepared." During the call Aflac executives spoke about a possible share repurchase program of up 3 million shares in Q4 and 6-12 million in 2011. Aflac (NYSE: AFL) shares surged this morning to the 57 level before settling back into the 56.10 range. Aflac says Q3 profit margin came in at...

10/26/10AFLAC Inc. Beats on Top and Bottom Lines (AFL) (Benzinga)

AFLAC Inc. (NYSE: AFL) reports Q3 earnings of $1.46 versus consensus of $1.39. AFLAC Inc. reports revenues of $5.4 billion versus consensus of $5.27 billion. In the third quarter, Aflac Japan's premium income in yen rose 3.8%, and net investment income rose .8%. Aflac U.S. premium income increased 3.6% to $1.1 billion, and net investment income was up 11.9% to $138 million in the third quarter. Commenting on the company's third quarter results, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel...

10/26/10Earnings Preview: Aflac Incorporated (AFL) (Benzinga)

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is currently lower on the session by 0.47%, trading at $54.99. The company is scheduled to report earnings today, after the closing bell. • Estimates The Street is looking for Q3 earnings per share of $1.39 on revenue of $5.27 billion. These estimates have risen by $0.02 (+1.46%) over the past 90 days. The Whisper number for AFL is $1.43. • Guidance The Street is looking for Q4 EPS of $1.36 on revenue of $5.37 billion. The full year 2010 estimates...

10/25/10Citi Raises Aflac Estimates Going Into Earnings (Benzinga)

Citi maintains its Buy rating and $60 target on Aflac (NYSE: AFL), but has raised its 2010E/12E to $5.55, $6.20 and $6.85, respectively, to reflect the weakening of the dollar as it now assumes a ¥/$ exchange rate of 85. On a nominal basis our forecasts are largely unchanged. Near-term the troubled $69.5B investment portfolio in Japan with its above-average exposure to hybrid preferred securities and European financials remains a valuation risk and will likely see the write-down of approx....

9/27/10Kenneth S. Janke Jr. Promoted to Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Afl... (Benzinga)

Aflac Incorporated today announced that Kenneth S. Janke Jr. has been promoted from senior vice president, Investor Relations to executive vice president and deputy chief financial officer of Aflac Incorporated, reporting to Aflac Incorporated President and Chief Financial Officer Kriss Cloninger III. Additionally, Robin Y. Wilkey has been promoted from vice president, Investor Relations to senior vice president, Investor Relations, assuming the responsibilities previously held by Janke...


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