|Bid||47.44 x 800|
|Ask||47.45 x 1000|
|Day's Range||47.25 - 47.90|
|52 Week Range||41.41 - 48.19|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.57|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.41|
|Earnings Date||Jan 31, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.04 (2.20%)|
|1y Target Est||47.14|
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (AFL) announced today that it is offering a grace period for premium payments from policyholders employed by the Federal government who are not receiving pay during the government shutdown. This grace period will extend until payroll resumes for these government employees. Eligible policyholders may inquire about the grace period online aflac.com or by calling 888.515.1941. Aflac U.S. President Teresa L. White stated: "We are committed to going the extra mile for those who go the extra mile for our country.
# Aflac Inc ### NYSE:AFL View full report here! ## Summary * Bearish sentiment is low ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for AFL with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting AFL. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $9.49 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold AFL are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Neutral According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap CDS data is not available for this security. Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
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# Aflac Inc ### NYSE:AFL View full report here! ## Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for AFL with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting AFL. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Positive ETF activity is positive. Over the last month, growth of ETFs holding AFL is favorable, with net inflows of $21.35 billion. This is among the highest net inflows seen over the last one-year and the rate of additional inflows appears to be increasing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Neutral According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap CDS data is not available for this security. Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after being introduced to Americans at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, My Special Aflac Duck, a robotic comfort provider modeled after the famed Aflac Duck, is helping provide comfort and joy to thousands of children across the country. With more than 100 hospitals and childhood cancer care facilities in the United States registered to order ducks, to date, 2,063 have been distributed to children facing cancer. My Special Aflac Duck is Aflac's latest innovation in its 24-year commitment to children with cancer.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced the launch of a new marketing strategy and campaign designed to address the biggest misunderstandings that some consumers have about the company and its products. The new campaign, one of the most extensive integrated marketing campaigns in company history, will demonstrate to consumers how Aflac insurance isn't what many think it is, isn't used when many think it is and doesn't work how many think it does. In short, by telling consumers what Aflac isn't, the company believes it will be in a prime position to instill in potential customers what the company is and the value of its products.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, is once again listed on Black Enterprise's 2018 prestigious list of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity. This marks the 12th time that Aflac has appeared on this annual list. "Aflac has long been a leader in the area of diversity and inclusion, and we are pleased that Black Enterprise has once again acknowledged our devotion to maintaining a fair workplace that focuses on community," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said.
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COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (AFL) announced today that it has made a $20 million minority equity investment in Singapore Life Pte. Ltd., a digitally-focused life insurance company based in Singapore. At the same time, the company announced that its operating subsidiary American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus plans to enter into a reinsurance agreement on certain protection products with Singapore Life. Commenting on the announcement, Aflac Incorporated Treasurer and Head of Corporate Development Max K. Brodén said: "We are excited about this opportunity to invest in a new, digitally-focused insurance company. Singapore Life is an excellent example of how technology can be leveraged to provide better financial solutions to its clients through both direct, via singlife.com, and traditional channels.
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Aflac said the deal renews the companies' commitment to the cancer insurance marketplace in Japan. Aflac Japan's revenues accounted for 70 percent of the company's total revenues in 2017.
Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd on Wednesday said it will buy 7 percent of U.S. insurer Aflac Inc for about $2.4 billion, as the postal and financial conglomerate seeks new profit-drivers to counter weak growth prospects. Japan Post, majority-owned by the government, will acquire the stake in Georgia-based Aflac through open market or private block purchases, the companies said in separate statements. Without buying any additional shares, Japan Post's stake will grow to 20 percent in terms of voting rights after four years in accordance with shareholder rights given by Aflac, the companies said.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (AFL) announced today that it has further strengthened its longstanding distribution and business relationship with Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan Post Holdings). In conjunction with today's announced agreement, Japan Post Holdings plans to purchase approximately 7% of Aflac Incorporated's outstanding common shares through a trust. This investment is being accomplished on a non-dilutive basis to Aflac Incorporated's shareholders, as all shares will be purchased through open market or private block purchases in the United States.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, is listed as a top five company in Comparably's 2018 list of the 50 Best Company Cultures. According to Comparably, the companies on their annual Best Company Cultures list received the highest ratings by employees who provided anonymous feedback on a variety of workplace culture questions ranging from work environment and compensation to leadership. "Landing in the top five on this list reinforces our long-held belief that Aflac is indeed a great place to work, and we are pleased that our employees responded to this anonymous survey in such a positive way," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 14, 2018 / Aflac was sailing higher on news that Japan Post is planning to invest $2.6 billion in the company. Shares of Rite Aid were dragging as Wall Street prepares for the big drug store chain’s third quarter financial results next week. Rite Aid Corporation shares closed down 7.40% on about 19.4 million shares traded yesterday.
Aflac (NYSE:AFL) stock is on the rise today as a Japan courier conglomerate has made a sizable investment on the insurance company. Japan Post said that it will be placing a bet of approximately $2.6 billion on the Columbus, Georgia-based insurer, which will make it the largest Aflac shareholder in the country. The deal will allow Japan Post to increase its stake to a maximum of about 20% in four years from now.
Investing.com – General Electric , Ciena and Aflac soared heading into the close Thursday, sidestepping a weaker backdrop for the broader market.