Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2013

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Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AFL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AFL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $60.39, the dividend yield is 2.32%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AFL was $60.39, representing a -5.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.63 and a 33.08% increase over the 52 week low of $45.38.

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 $7.2. Zacks Investment Research reports AFL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -6.07%, compared to an industry average of 10.8%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AFL Dividend History page.

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

  • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD )
  • PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF ( SCHV )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF ( SCHX )
  • Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF ( SCHB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of 12.2% over the last 100 days. SCHD has the highest percent weighting of AFL at 88.77%.



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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