|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||0.00 x 21500|
|Day's Range||46.02 - 46.43|
|52 Week Range||39.58 - 47.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.51|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.04 (2.22%)|
|1y Target Est||47.20|
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COLUMBUS, Ga., July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced the launch of its latest television commercial, "Good Break." The commercial continues Aflac's ongoing campaign to show, in lighthearted ways, that the Aflac Duck is always there when he believes policyholders need a helping hand – or in this case, a helping wing. "For more than 60 years, Aflac has been there for policyholders, providing reassurance when they caught a tough break that threatened their financial security," said Catherine Hernandez-Blades, senior vice president, chief brand and communications officer at Aflac.
On a per-share basis, the Columbus, Georgia-based company said it had profit of $1.07. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...
COLUMBUS, Ga. , July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated today reported its second quarter results. Total revenues were $5.6 billion during the second quarter of 2018, compared with $5.4 billion ...
Aflac (NYSE: AFL ) unveils its next round of earnings Thursday. Get prepared with Benzinga's ultimate preview for Aflac's Q2 earnings. Earnings and Revenue Analysts expect Aflac earnings of 99 cents per ...
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