Aflac Incorporated (
) 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 (
) and Unum Group (
). 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
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 (
- iShares U.S. Insurance ETF (
- RevenueShares Financials Sector (
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (
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%.