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Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AFL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AFL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $60.39, the dividend yield is 2.32%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AFL was $60.39, representing a -5.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.63 and a 33.08% increase over the 52 week low of $45.38.
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 $7.2. Zacks Investment Research reports AFL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -6.07%, compared to an industry average of 10.8%.
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:
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD )
- PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF ( SCHV )
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF ( SCHX )
- Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF ( SCHB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of 12.2% over the last 100 days. SCHD has the highest percent weighting of AFL at 88.77%.