Aflac Incorporated (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 20, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 03,
2013. 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 $54.32, the dividend yield is 2.58%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AFL was $54.32,
representing a -3.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.04 and
a 42.44% 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 $6.33. Zacks Investment Research reports AFL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -6.52%, compared to an
industry average of 10.2%.
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 (
- N/A (PIC)
- PowerShares Dynamic Financial (
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of
50.27% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of AFL at 5.73%.