|Bid||54.10 x 800|
|Ask||54.11 x 800|
|Day's Range||53.48 - 54.20|
|52 Week Range||41.88 - 57.18|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.37|
|Earnings Date||Jan 29, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.08 (2.00%)|
|1y Target Est||52.40|
COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (AFL) announced today that Frederick J. Crawford, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be promoted to president and chief operating officer of Aflac Incorporated, continuing to report to Aflac Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos. Crawford will be responsible for a number of areas that are pivotal to Aflac Incorporated's growth and long-term success, including executing enterprise growth initiatives; transforming the enterprise by leveraging digital growth and efficiency initiatives; delivering on key strategic initiatives that achieve expected returns on investment; and ensuring its financial stability and strength with oversight of operations in Japan and U.S., finance, risk and investments.
Even though the U.S.-China trade war is seemingly easing, it could flare back up again at any time. As a result, many investors are still looking for defensive stocks to buy now. Of course, in the most extreme example, you can elect to go all into cash. However, history has proven that to be the worst thing to do. Instead, this is a good time to consider dividend aristocrats.First, market uncertainty incentivizes stable dividend stocks to buy now. How so? Passive-income generating companies typically perform better than high-flying growth names during bearish phases. For one thing, investors can still collect their payouts even if their portfolio isn't doing too well. Moreover, organizations that have a history of consistent payouts tend to be levered toward secular or otherwise steady industries.And there's no better paragon of stability than dividend aristocrats. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, dividend aristocrats have three main requirements: they must be equities traded in the S&P 500, have 25 years-plus of dividend increases and meet size/liquidity benchmarks.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Give a Wide Berth However, a word of caution. Just because you put dividend aristocrats in your list of stocks to buy now doesn't guarantee a smooth ride. If the markets turn volatile, you can expect virtually all names to incur red ink.But the major selling point is magnitude. With dividend aristocrats, you're limiting your potential losses due to the robustness of the target company. Better yet, the volatility provides a rare discount for these stalwarts of industry.So with that in mind, here are eight stocks to buy now with a long track record of payouts: Stocks to Buy: McDonald's (MCD)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.6%I'm going to start my list of stocks to buy now with a name I was wrong about: McDonald's (NYSE:MCD). One of the reasons why I didn't like MCD stock was that the Golden Arches apparently wasn't winning over millennials. But recently, I started eating out at McDonald's, and I discovered that the real fundamentals don't match the "paper" data.For instance, the McDonald's app is incredibly convenient. You order what you want on your phone and go up to the counter or the drive-thru. Very quickly, their employees deliver your selected items. And let's talk about the drive-thru: it's lightning-quick, even with rows of waiting cars. That's a major plus for MCD stock.Finally, McDonald's is a proud member of the dividend aristocrats. It has increased its payout consistently over a 43-year period. If a downturn were to impact the markets, MCD stock is a name you'll want to own. Colgate-Palmolive (CL)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.6%When you're on the hunt for stable stocks to buy now, you don't want to get too cute. Instead, you'll want to go with a proven name like Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL). The investment thesis for CL stock is straightforward and simple. Even in times of recession, people still need to brush their teeth. Thus, I expect a steady revenue stream no matter what happens in the coming months and years. * 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Give a Wide Berth I believe CL stock will give you excellent protection over the coming months. Keep in mind that Colgate-Palmolive has increased their dividends for 55 years. That's an impressive feat, even compared to other dividend aristocrats. Further, it's a status that management won't give up without a fight. Cardinal Health (CAH)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.6%In recent years, the healthcare sector has suffered a black eye from a public relations standpoint. Thus, it's no surprise that many companies in this segment have faltered. However, I'd consider putting Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) on your list of stocks to buy now. Unlike other players in this broad category, CAH stock is strongly levered to secular demand.In other words, Cardinal Health has a wide range of professional medical products. They run the gamut from anesthesia-related equipment to laboratory products down to something as mundane as gloves. While medical technology is always improving, some things will always remain the same. For these everyday concerns in the medical field, Cardinal Health has folks covered. Ultimately, that's a great catalyst for CAH stock.Another factor is that the company very much belongs on the list of dividend aristocrats. While the exact number of dividend increases causes some disagreement, CAH is included in the Proshares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (BATS:NOBL). And whatever the case, it has reliably raised dividends for at least the last 14 years. Aflac (AFL)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2%Simply put, Aflac (NYSE:AFL) is a great company with an incredibly relevant service. As you no doubt have learned through their quirky commercials, Aflac specializes in supplemental insurance. Essentially, their range of products protect you financially from incidents that "regular" insurance doesn't cover or cover adequately. Plus, their solutions represent an incremental cost for much peace of mind, bolstering the case for AFL stock.And while most millennials probably think they're invincible, many will encounter situations that give them a reality check. Additionally, they may hear horror stories about how coverage gaps financially ruined one of their peers. Whatever the case, Aflac, and by logical deduction, AFL stock, has opportunities to rise through word of mouth. * 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Give a Wide Berth Finally, Aflac is one of the most stable stocks to buy now among dividend aristocrats. Kimberly-Clark (KMB)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.1%I don't always prepare for recessions. But when I do, I take a long look at Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB). If you're concerned about a prolonged downturn in the U.S. or global economy, you'll also want to consider KMB stock. As with Colgate-Palmolive, the bullish argument here is very simple: even in recessions, people need to use the bathroom.And without getting graphic, people also need to take care of themselves after a lengthy session with the porcelain throne. Kimberly-Clark offers some of the best products for this endeavor, and I speak from personal experience. Moreover, the company has other family-care products. If you think about it, KMB stock is truly a cradle-to-grave investment.Kimberly-Clark has traded among dividend aristocrats for 46 years. That makes its shares one of the stocks to buy now in my book. Chevron (CVX)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.9%With the U.S. and China trading barbs and sanctions, it's no surprise that oil companies like Chevron (NYSE:CVX) fell. On surface level, CVX stock currently faces two major headwinds. First, global volatility means lower demand overall for energy. Second, the push for clean and renewable energies makes CVX stock appear antiquated, and perhaps soon approaching irrelevancy.Admittedly, the first point is going to be a major distraction for Chevron. However, even in the middle of a recession, people still require transportation. Thus, I don't see demand falling completely off the cliff. On the second point, I believe green energy is more a gimmick than a practical reality. Our infrastructure is simply not ready to accommodate innovations like electric vehicles on a mass scale. * 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Give a Wide Berth Granted, CVX stock is a risky play among this list of stocks to buy now. That said, the trade war dynamic should drive shares to an attractive discount. At that point, I think Chevron becomes a bargain because the world still needs fossil-fuel-based energy. AT&T (T)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 5.2%With AT&T (NYSE:T), we're really getting into the riskier side of the dividend stocks to buy now. I say this for a couple of reasons. One, with a yield of 5.2%, sustainability becomes a concern. Second, and a perfect segue, the dividend payout ratio for T stock is on-paper astronomical. Therefore, many bears anticipate that AT&T will lose its status as one of the key dividend aristocrats.However, it's important to point out that telecoms usually have extremely large depreciation and amortization costs. That artificially depresses earnings, which makes the high payout ratio somewhat deceptive. Still, I concede the point that T stock is saddled with an unprecedented debt level. Its big-moat, slow-growth narrative is distracting, especially when we may be headed toward a recession.That said, this criticism focuses on the headline print. In reality, AT&T is one of very few companies that have the resources and know-how to roll out the 5G network. And because we're in a tech cold war with international adversaries, I see the government supporting T stock big time. 3M (MMM)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.4%Last on my list of stocks to buy now is applied-sciences firm 3M (NYSE:MMM). After providing largely steady gains over the last several decades, MMM stock is in trouble. Hitting a peak around February of 2018, shares have formed an ugly bearish trend channel. Efforts to time the bottom have badly bruised speculators.Surely, I'm not alone when I say that I dislike the phrase "this time, it's different." It's almost bad karma to use those words when discussing an investment thesis. However, I genuinely believe that with MMM stock, this is a valid descriptor.One of the toughest challenges for MMM stock is that the underlying company didn't have a relevant product. That calculus has changed with their latest "Flex & Seal Shipping Roll." Essentially, this is a customizable shipping package that doesn't require tape or other cumbersome equipment.Looking at the video demonstration of Flex & Seal, I think it's a game-changer for retail. By logical deduction, then, it's a game-changer for MMM stock.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long T stock. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Give a Wide Berth * 7 Potential New Stocks That Should Not Go Public * 5 Chinese Stocks to Buy Surging Higher The post 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The number of foreign companies listed in Tokyo is an illuminating index of the city’s status as an international financial centre. last month — a departure that has cut the share of foreign listings in Tokyo down to just 0.1 per cent of the total 3,687 companies. Contrast the early 1990s, when the catalogue of foreign listings was at its fattest at 125, or about 7 per cent of all companies listed in Japan at the time.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (AFL) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Florida-based Argus Holdings, LLC and its subsidiary Argus Dental & Vision, Inc. (Argus), a premier benefits organization and national network dental and vision company. "It is an exciting time for Aflac, our customers and our producers.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced the launch of its new group worksite life insurance. Available in term and whole life options for consumers ages 18-70, Aflac's new group life coverage can help protect and maintain workers' and their families' way of life in the event of the insured's death — from being able to continue making payments on the family home to helping with the kids' school tuition or other day-to-day expenses. In addition, living benefits are available to help insureds should a terminal illness diagnosis occur while they are alive, with fixed cash benefits that can be used to help with long-term care, home health care needs or however one chooses.
Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) CEO Marc Benioff recently declared that capitalism is dead, suggesting that America "[Needs] a new, more sustainable, more equitable, more fair capitalism."Benioff's company is one of 193 American businesses that have signed the Business Roundtable's Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation that highlight's the need for companies to address all the stakeholders of a business and not just the people who own the stock."As a CEO, as a company, you cannot wash your hands of how society uses your products. You cannot wash your hands of your responsibility to society. You cannot wash your hands of your responsibility to the public schools or to the homeless or to whoever," Benioff said. "I believe that business is the greatest platform for change."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNo longer is shareholder primacy the key principle of the Business Roundtable. The group's current chairman is Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM). The fact that Dimon's jumped aboard this movement suggests investors of all types better pay more attention to the changing of the guard. "Major employers are investing in their workers and communities because they know it is the only way to be successful over the long term. These modernized principles reflect the business community's unwavering commitment to continue to push for an economy that serves all Americans," Dimon stated. * 7 Stocks to Buy in November Who are the CEOs that are walking the talk? Here are 10 to get you started. Dan Amos, Aflac (AFL)Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Most Americans know Aflac (NYSE:AFL) for the noisy duck that appears in all of its TV commercials. The supplemental insurance company prides itself on running a business that thinks beyond the almighty buck. It believes in the power of purpose. A quick peruse of its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report mentions the word "stakeholder" no less than 11 times over 92 pages."With unprecedented access to immediate information, consumers, investors and stakeholders are finely tuned not only to what a company produces but also to who it is and the ideals for which it stands. They base their purchasing or investing decisions, at least in part, on these factors," CEO Dan Amos stated in his opening message from its 2018 report. Aflac tries to stay ahead of the times. Since 2008, it has held non-binding votes on its executives' pay and was the first publicly-traded U.S. company to do so. Its stock is up 70% since the beginning of 2008, which includes the stock market crash that year. Keith Block, Salesforce (CRM)Source: Bjorn Bakstad / Shutterstock.com Although Keith Block represents Salesforce on the Business Roundtable, I don't think the co-CEO would be offended if I included Marc Benioff, founder of the company, in the discussion about Salesforce's commitment to all stakeholders.The company produces a yearly Stakeholder Impact Report. In 2019, it reported on a lot of interesting initiatives including working to get Proposition C passed by San Francisco City Council, a tax that will help marshall the resources necessary to tackle the city's homeless problem. "At Salesforce we believe that business is a powerful and trusted platform to drive positive social and environmental impact for all stakeholders," Benioff and Block stated in the company's intro. "We began as a different kind of company, focused on integrating philanthropy into our DNA with the 1-1-1 model. In 2014 we evolved that model through Pledge 1% and have since seen the impact a shared integrated philanthropy model can have on our world, regardless of company size." * 7 Dividend Stocks That Could Struggle to Continue Payout Hikes It's easy to be cynical about a billionaire CEO doing good but if there's anyone who deserves to be listened to, it's Salesforce's two co-CEOs. Larry Fink, BlackRock (BLK)Source: David Tran Photo / Shutterstock.com If there's a stakeholder lightning rod, BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) CEO Larry Fink would have to be it. Each year, Fink writes a letter to the CEOs of companies that the world's largest asset manager invests on behalf of its clients. Never dull, Fink often takes CEOs out to the woodshed in a dressing down that is off-putting to those not used to being held accountable for their misdeeds on behalf of shareholders. Reports emerged that business people were less than happy about Fink using his platform as CEO of a $7-trillion asset manager to browbeat other CEOs for failing to meet the needs of all stakeholders."This is fundamentally not the role of a public company, and it's unfair to investors who may not agree with his politics. A CEO shouldn't use house money to further a goal that may not create economic returns," stated Charles Elson, a corporate governance expert at the University of Delaware. Well, as Harvard Business Review contributor Mark Kramer wrote in January, "Business leaders must finally, once and for all, let go of the outdated and erroneous notion that social factors -- and not just diversity -- are irrelevant to the economic success of our companies." As far as I'm concerned, as long as Larry Fink is CEO of BlackRock, I'll be a big supporter of BlackRock's products, including iShares ETFs. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan (JPM)Source: Bjorn Bakstad / Shutterstock.com It seems you can get better with age. Not too long ago, I was convinced that the JPMorgan CEO was the Antichrist of banking, committed to enriching himself at the expense of everyone else. Here's what I said about Dimon back in 2011:"The recent tirade by JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon at the expense of Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney underscores the reasons why you might want to reconsider your investment in America's second-largest bank. Dimon's ego is starting to run amok, and shareholders eventually will pay for his angry outbursts," I stated on Oct. 5, 2011. Since those comments, Dimon has pulled in at least $30 million a year in compensation and owns $1.25 billion in company stock. However, having served a two-year term as chairman of the Business Roundtable at a time when the powerful group of CEOs changed its view of the world, Dimon appears to have mellowed slightly. * 10 Stocks to Buy Regardless of Q3 Earnings He's still big on keeping regulations to a minimum, but he definitely sees the need for CEOs to jump in and contribute to making the world better, a philosophy he didn't seem to embrace as recently as five years ago. JPMorgan's a much better bank as a result. Tim Cook, Apple (AAPL)Source: Shutterstock It's not a surprise that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the 193 members who signed the Business Roundtable's pledge for CEOs and their companies to do better for all stakeholders.A recent article from Forbes contributor Chuck Jones does a great job outlining the reasons Tim Cook doesn't get the credit he deserves. I've always been a fan of Cook's, despite his pay package, so it's nice to see that others see all the good things the CEO has done since taking the top job in August 2011. One of the biggest things Cook did when he took the reigns from Steve Jobs was to hire Lisa Jackson as the company's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. Jackson had just served a four-year stint as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and was ready for a new challenge. Just like that, Apple became a company concerned about social responsibility, which some felt would be bad for business. Cook rightly told the naysayers they were welcome to sell their stock if they had a problem with the direction of the company.Good CEOs know which battles to fight. Cook picked a good one that should help the company's stock continue to climb in the next few years. James Quincey, Coca-Cola (KO)Source: Fotazdymak / Shutterstock.com Search the word "stakeholder" in Coca-Cola's (NYSE:KO) 2018 Business & Sustainability Report and you get 42 hits in 69 pages. Since taking over as CEO in 2016, James Quincey moved quickly to change the company's mindset and it's paid off handsomely for shareholders, who've seen KO stock increase by 18% over the past year, much better than its typical return over the same period.The company has gone from selling customers what it thought they wanted to give them what they actually wanted to put in their fridges. That has been good for sales, profits, and overall company morale. "Focusing on the highest-priority environmental, social and governance issues for our business and our stakeholders is a foundational step in how we conduct business and develop our corporate strategy," Coke stated in its 2018 report. * 7 AI Stocks to Buy to Profit from the Recent Tech Correction When it comes to polluting, Coke's got a long way to go, but at least the CEO understands it can't do nearly as well if the environmentalists are constantly on the warpath. It can and will do better. Doug McMillon, Walmart (WMT)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Walmart (NYSE:WMT) CEO Doug McMillon will succeed Jamie Dimon as chairman of the Business Roundtable. McMillion will serve until the end of 2021. "Doug is a superb leader of a company that reaches over 5,300 communities and employs 1.5 million people in America," said Joshua Bolten, President & CEO of Business Roundtable, announcing McMillon's appointment. "As CEO of the nation's largest employer, Doug brings an important perspective to the policy debate around the future of work, innovation and America's competitiveness."If America doesn't figure out how to help the bottom 50% of the income ladder do better, Walmart's target customer isn't going to have nearly enough disposable income to keep its same-store sales and online revenues growing. When it comes to stakeholder engagement, Walmart ought to be most concerned about two things: Paying its employees a real living wage and ensuring that the rest of American companies are doing the same. If it does that shareholders will do just fine. Larry Merlo, CVS Health (CVS)Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com In September, CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) CEO Larry Merlo discussed in CNN Business what his company learned from removing tobacco from all its stores in September 2014. "Without question, going tobacco-free was a bold, purpose-led action that significantly impacted our bottom line, but it was the right decision for our brand, our business and the health of the country," Merlo commented. Abandoning shareholder primacy for a more holistic approach to stakeholder engagement has taken the company in an exciting direction (health and wellness provider) that it couldn't have done if it were still selling tobacco. As a result, it made up the losses and then some by transitioning the business to a more positive and useful pursuit of making America healthier. That's quite a change from selling anything that will make a buck."The research is clear: Companies that make decisions not simply for profit, but for the good of their customers and society, can make a significant impact," Merlo argues. "Our experience making purpose-driven decisions also had an impact on our company, and showed that we could turn social advocacy into a competitive advantage." * 7 Stocks to Buy With 100% Upside Potential Merlo remains one of the good guys when it comes to CEOs running America's largest companies. Kevin Johnson, Starbucks (SBUX)Source: monticello / Shutterstock.com If there's a company that was early to stakeholder engagement, it would have to be Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), who've been concerned about making a social impact as a company ever since it went public in 1992. "We have always believed Starbucks can - and should - have a positive social impact on the communities we serve. One person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time," the company's website states. Whether it's lending money to the farmers that grow its coffee, opening greener stores, serving the communities in which it does business, or creating employment opportunities for veterans, youth, and refugees, Starbucks has always been about doing what it takes to make all its stakeholders are proud of the company."Our reason for being a company goes far beyond the pursuit of profit. We were one of the first to offer healthcare benefits to part-time workers of 20 hours a week or more. We give anyone works at Starbucks equity in the company. We call them partners. We listen to our partners on what we can do to invest in them. We focus on what we can do to create opportunity," CEO Kevin Johnson stated in a September interview with the Harvard Business Review.Starbucks remains one of the few companies that understands the balance between purpose and profit which is at the heart of stakeholder engagement. Brown-Forman (BF.B)Source: Shutterstock Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B) remains one of the best American family-controlled businesses I know. In 2017, I suggested the maker of Jack Daniels should acquire Davide Campari-Milano (OTCMKTS:DVDCF), the Italian drinks company whose brands include Appleton Estate Rum and Skyy Vodka. As a sixth-generation company, Brown-Forman has always been interested in corporate responsibility. The best interests of investors, employees, consumers, partners, and communities are all intertwined with no group more important than another. An example of this dedication is DendriFund, an independent foundation that was created by the company and the controlling Brown family in 2012. DendriFund was established to improve the natural, social, and economic environment for generations to come.Naturally, being a whiskey company, it focuses on maintaining the forest ecosystem, creating clean water, and growing healthy grains, the three things necessary for making its products. Any family-controlled business that can survive six generations as a public company must be doing something right. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Buy-and-Hold Stocks to Play Investing's Biggest Trends * 7 Stocks to Buy in November * 5 Strong Buy Stocks Under $5 With Massive Upside Potential The post 10 Companies Whose CEOs Care About All Stakeholders appeared first on InvestorPlace.
ATLANTA and COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced an investment from Aflac Corporate Ventures, the corporate ventures arm of Aflac Incorporated (AFL). Focused on investment opportunities targeting growth-stage companies with a strong value proposition and capable management team, Aflac Corporate Ventures partners with companies whose disruptive innovations in insurance, healthcare, finance, analytics and other related fields align with Aflac's strategic interests.
Aflac (AFL) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 8.41% and -0.51%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) today reported its third quarter results. Total revenues were $5.5 billion during the third quarter of 2019, compared with $5.6 ...
COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release third quarter financial results after the market closes on October 24, 2019 . In conjunction ...
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NEW YORK , Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Inc. (AFL) Lifshitz & Miller announces investigation into possible securities laws violations in connection with Aflac's disclosure that its Japanese sales ...
COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced that it recognized 12 employees for their outstanding dedication to service in their local community. "Aflac is proud that doing good and giving back are not just corporate speak, but a part of our culture. Aflac asks employees across the company to track and log volunteer hours each year.
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Aflac's Japanese unit could be the insurance protection it needs if the U.S. slips into recession, as many economists are predicting.