Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

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Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) 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 ( PFG ) and Unum Group ( UNM ). 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 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:

  • PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Insurance Index Fund ( IAK )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Insurance ( PIC )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI )
  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE ).

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%.



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