Aflac Incorporated (
) 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 (
) and Unum Group (
). 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%.
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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 U.S. Insurance ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Financial (
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap (
- RevenueShares Financials Sector (
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%.