Aflac Incorporated (
) 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 (
) and Unum Group (
). 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
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 (
- PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF (
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF (
- Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF (
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%.