Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 18, 2013


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Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AFL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.71% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $67.47, the dividend yield is 2.19%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AFL was $67.47, representing a -0.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.50 and a 40.06% increase over the 52 week low of $48.17.

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 $6.54. Zacks Investment Research reports AFL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -6.39%, compared to an industry average of 10.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AFL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 U.S. Insurance ETF ( IAK )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI )
  • iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG )
  • RevenueShares Financials Sector ( RWW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of 17.8% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AFL at 6.17%.

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