AFL added to ZACKS strong sell list on Thursday. Too bad the news wasn't posted earlier, I wouldn't have bought more shares Friday. On the other hand Zack's has been notorious for bad calls. Looks like someone came in after hours Friday and bought whatever shares were left to sell. Anyway the valuation is a good enough reason to own AFL.
I think the reason given for the downgrade was the weak Japanese Yen. But I think AFLAC is currency hedged and if you think the Japanese aren't going to protect themselves from another Tsunami like catastrophe think again. Oakmark and Hussman among the buyers.