Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 20, 2013

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Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) 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 ( PFG ) and Unum Group ( UNM ). 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 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 )
  • N/A (PIC)
  • PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI )
  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE ).

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%.



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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Referenced Stocks: AFL , IAK , KBWI , KIE , PFG , PFI , UNM

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