Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 19, 2014


Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AFL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that AFL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $61.89, the dividend yield is 2.39%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AFL was $61.89, representing a -8.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.62 and a 14.57% increase over the 52 week low of $54.02.

AFL is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) and Unum Group ( UNM ). AFL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.45. Zacks Investment Research reports AFL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as .96%, compared to an industry average of 4.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AFL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to AFL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AFL as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
  • iShares U.S. Insurance ETF ( IAK )
  • RevenueShares Financials Sector ( RWW )
  • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF ( SCHV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHD with an increase of 3.21% over the last 100 days. KBWI has the highest percent weighting of AFL at 7.8%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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