52.39 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:01PM EST
|Bid||52.28 x 800|
|Ask||52.29 x 1000|
|Day's Range||52.01 - 52.80|
|52 Week Range||46.96 - 57.18|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.94|
|Earnings Date||Feb 03, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.08 (2.05%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Nov 18, 2019|
|1y Target Est||53.31|
Rising insurance premium rates, solid capital position, changes to product portfolio and increased use of technology are likely to have driven earnings for insurers in Q4.
Aflac Incorporated today announced that it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). This is the first year that Aflac participated in the survey to become part of this prestigious index.
Aflac (AFL) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.
Aflac Global Investments, the asset management subsidiary of Aflac Incorporated, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a significant non-controlling minority interest in Varagon Capital Partners, L.P. (Varagon), a direct lending asset manager that has made over $14.5 billion of financing commitments as of December 31, 2019. In addition, Aflac Global Investments is making a multi-year commitment to build a portfolio of up to $3.0 billion of middle market loans on behalf of Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S., subject to additional terms and conditions.
Varagon Capital Partners, L.P. ("Varagon"), a leading direct lender to middle market companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to form a new strategic partnership with Aflac Global Investments ("Aflac") and is extending its existing strategic partnership with American International Group ("AIG").
(Bloomberg) -- Aflac Inc.’s asset management arm has agreed to take a minority stake in direct lender Varagon Capital Partners as the insurer looks to capitalize on the booming world of private credit.The unit is acquiring the stake from former and current partners and affiliates of Oak Hill Capital, Varagon said in a statement Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Aflac Global Investments will also build a middle market loan portfolio of up to $3 billion over multiple years for the insurer.“We see this as the natural evolution of Varagon,” Chief Executive Officer Walter Owens said in an interview. “When you look at the market, direct lenders require large hold sizes and it’s very much in alignment with our strategy of being a direct lead lender of size and scale.”Insurers have been pouring money into private debt in recent years, helping it grow into an $800 billion asset class. Direct loans are typically illiquid, making them appealing to buy-and-hold investors with long time horizons. In a recent survey of managers overseeing nearly $400 billion in private-debt strategies, 80% expected allocations from insurance companies to increase in the coming years.American International Group Inc., which has been an anchor investor in Varagon since 2014, will continue its partnership with the firm and hold an ownership stake the same size as Aflac’s, according to the statement.Read more: How Private Credit Soared to Fuel Private Equity Boom: QuickTakeVaragon, a New York-based lender to companies with $10 million to $75 million in Ebitda, will keep operating as an independent company. The firm will continue to focus on non-cyclical sectors and strong investor protections amid borrower-friendly conditions in credit markets.“By historical norms, we’re in aggressive conditions in terms of pricing and structure, but we see strong opportunity in the middle market,” Owens said. “We’re looking to invest in companies that are market leaders in recession-resilient sectors and have defensible business models supported by attractive cash flow profiles, quality management teams and leading sponsors with strong track records.”The deal is expected to close in the first three months of 2020. Rothschild & Co. served as Aflac’s financial adviser and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provided legal advice. Wells Fargo & Co. was Varagon’s financial adviser, with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as legal adviser. AIG received legal representation from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.To contact the reporter on this story: Kelsey Butler in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Natalie Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org, Claire Boston, Adam CataldoFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by the accomodative interest rate environment in the US, increasing oil prices and deteriorating expectations towards the resolution of the trade war with China, many smart money investors kept their cautious approach regarding the current bull run in the third quarter and hedging or reducing many of […]
According to the 2019 Aflac Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility, consumers and investors reflect a distinct and growing tendency to increase pressure on American corporations when it comes to serving the social good. The fifth edition of the Aflac CSR Survey finds, among other things, that consumers and investors expect companies to take a stand, but not the wrong one, and will forgive missteps, but only conditionally. The entire survey can be seen here.
Aflac (AFL) is poised for growth on the back of favorable performance in its U.S. business and a strong capital position despite softness in Japan business.
Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has priced ¥38 billion principal amount of fixed-rate, yen-denominated senior notes. The offering consists of ¥12.6 billion of 0.500% senior notes due 2029, ¥9.3 billion of 0.843% senior notes due 2031, ¥9.8 billion of 0.934% senior notes due 2034, and ¥6.3 billion of 1.122% senior notes due 2039.
Aflac, a leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced that the company has once again been honored by LATINA Style as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States, landing at No. 17 on the prestigious list. This marks the 20th year that Aflac has been recognized in the 22-year history of the LATINA Style 50 Report. According to LATINA Style, the report reflects on programs Latinas are looking for when seeking job opportunities.
We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged through the end of November. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 54% and 51% respectively. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 41.7% this year and beat […]
Aflac, a leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites and a committed corporate ally of families facing childhood cancer, today announced its national partnership with this year's highly anticipated holiday concert series, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour. The series connects music lovers across the country with Aflac's ongoing "Aflac Isn't" marketing campaign.
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aflac Incorporated Frederick J. Crawford and Senior Vice President; Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Aflac Incorporated Max K. Brodén will participate in a fireside chat at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference 2019 on December 10, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Aflac (AFL) might move higher on growing optimism about its earnings prospects, which is reflected by its upgrade to a Zacks Rank 2 (Buy).
Within the past two years, high medical costs led nearly 3 in 4 (71%) American families with children under 18 to make a sacrifice or hard decision during the holidays. This is according to the 2019 Aflac Health Care Issues Survey released by Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites.
Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, announced today that its iconic "spokesduck," the Aflac Duck, will glide down 6th Avenue in New York City during the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, airing Thursday, Nov. 28, on NBC. Aflac's beloved brand icon will appear in the annual spectacle and the broadcast, which airs from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones, to help kick off the holiday season and warm the hearts of more than 3.5 million spectators on the city streets and more than 50 million viewers at home.
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will webcast its 2020 outlook conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Monday, December 2, 2019. During the teleconference, members of Aflac's management team will discuss the 2020 outlook for the company's business, operations and financial results.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, a committed corporate ally of families facing childhood cancer and the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today introduced its 2019 Aflac Holiday Duck. The annual plush toy is sure to bring a smile to faces, especially as 100% of net proceeds from sales go to The Aflac Foundation, Inc. to benefit pediatric cancer programs at participating hospitals nationwide. Aflac's Holiday Duck program has contributed more than $2.5 million to the childhood cancer cause since 2001.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- American workers are stressed about understanding what health insurance they need and enrolling for benefits. "After many signs of optimism last year, including record highs in employees' benefits and job satisfaction, the 2019 Aflac WorkForces Report found that American workers largely are stressed about critical health insurance decisions and less satisfied with their benefits offerings," said Matthew Owenby, senior vice president, chief human resources officer at Aflac.
Insurance companies command roughly $12 trillion of capital worldwide and Aflac’s investment portfolio is worth more than $130 billion in assets. Aflac’s Global CIO Eric Kirsch joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous to discuss the insurance company’s asset management strategy.