Aflac Incorporated (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AFL stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 6.06% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of AFL was $50.35,
representing a -8.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.93 and
a 32.03% increase over the 52 week low of $38.14.
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 $6.11. Zacks Investment Research reports AFL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -1.73%, compared to an
industry average of 6.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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 Dow Jones U.S. Insurance Index Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic Insurance (
- PowerShares Dynamic Financial (
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PIC with an increase of
15.73% over the last 100 days. KBWI has the highest percent
weighting of AFL at 7%.