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Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 18, 2014

Aflac Incorporated ( AFL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 18, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 02, 2014. 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 $60.11, the dividend yield is 2.46%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AFL was $60.11, representing a -11.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.62 and a 4.79% increase over the 52 week low of $57.36.

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 2014 as .75%, compared to an industry average of 6.3%.

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 )
  • RevenueShares Financials Sector ( RWW )
  • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF ( SCHV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHD with an increase of 4.99% over the last 100 days. KBWI has the highest percent weighting of AFL at 7.41%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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