|Bid||30.71 x 900|
|Ask||32.89 x 1200|
|Day's Range||31.10 - 33.12|
|52 Week Range||23.07 - 57.18|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.19|
|Earnings Date||Apr 28, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.12 (3.52%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 17, 2020|
|1y Target Est||48.54|
The dining room is packed at the Zaxby’s restaurant on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Employees arrived early to prepare and pack 200 meals for workers at Emory University Hospital Midtown. “We all know that at the end of the day we have our medical staff that are working really long hours and they’re tired and can’t be close to their families,” said Sterling Coleman, president and CEO of SJAC Food Groups, a Zaxby’s franchisee.
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.
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Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that its insurance subsidiaries American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac of Columbus) and American Family Life Assurance Company of New York (Aflac of New York) have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zurich North America's U.S. Corporate Life and Pensions (Group Benefits) business, which consists of group life, disability and absence management products.
In a message to all Aflac U.S. employees today, Aflac executives announced new measures designed to provide additional safety and security for the more than 5,700 Aflac employees across the United States.
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Aflac Incorporated today announced that it has unveiled a new environmental, social and governance website highlighting the company's commitment to ESG initiatives important to investors, employees and consumers. The new website (esg.Aflac.com) includes the 2019 ESG Report, highlighting the efforts Aflac Incorporated is making in the United States and Japan to balance purpose and profit in a global business environment that is increasingly focused on a more sustainable approach to generating shareholder value.
Georgia-based insurance giant Aflac Inc. reported Wednesday that an employee at a Kobe City, Japan, call center of its subsidiary Aflac Life Insurance Japan has been identified as infected with the new coronavirus. The employee was found to have been infected "after attending an event in Osaka where multiple participants also contracted the virus," Aflac Life Insurance Japan reported. Kobe call center operations remain unaffected; furthermore, the Kobe call center is one of the Company’s multiple call centers in Japan.
Aflac Incorporated today announced that it is once again included on the Ethisphere Institute's list of the World's Most Ethical Companies® for 2020. This marks the 14th consecutive year that the company has appeared on the prestigious list, making Aflac the only insurer to appear on the list every year since the inaugural recognition in 2007. According to Ethisphere, the World's Most Ethical Company recognition honors companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy and that strive to create positive change throughout their global communities.
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Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will present at the Credit Suisse 21st Annual Financial Services Forum. Aflac Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos will represent the company with a presentation on February 27, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. ET. The Aflac Incorporated presentation will cover the company's outlook for 2020 and its strategy in the U.S. and Japanese insurance markets.
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Aflac (AFL) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 1.98% and 0.85%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release fourth quarter financial results after the market closes on February 4, 2020.
Aflac (AFL) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.